Picu; 4 Definition(s)
Picu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Alternative spellings of this word include Pichu.
India history and geogprahy
Picu.—same as suvarṇa (q. v.). Note: picu is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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Picu.—same as suvarṇa (q. v.). Note: picu is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
picu : (nt.) cotton.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
1) Picu, 2 (etym. unknown, prob. Non-Aryan) a wild animal, said to be a kind of monkey J. VI, 537. (Page 457)
2) Picu, 1 (cp. Class. Sk. picu) cotton Vin. I, 271; usually in cpds, either as kappāsa° S. V, 284, 443, or tūla° S. V, 284, 351 (T. thula°), 443; J. V, 480 (T. tula°).—paṭala membrane or film of cotton Vism. 445.—manda the Nimb or Neem tree Azadizachta Indica Pv IV. 16 (cp. PvA. 220); the usual P. form is pucimanda (q. v.). (Page 457)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Picu (पिचु).—[pac-u pṛṣo° Tv.]
2) A kind of weight, a Karśa (equal to two tolas).
3) A kind of leprosy.
4) A kind of grain.
Derivable forms: picuḥ (पिचुः).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Vinaya Pitaka (3): Khandhaka (by I. B. Horner)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 3: Story of Kīrtidhara and Sukośala < [Chapter IV - The, birth, marriage, and retreat to the forest of Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa]
Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)