Ucaka, aka: Ucakā; 3 Definition(s)


Ucaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Uchaka.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Ucaka (उचक).—A King of the Solar dynasty. (Bhāgavata, 9th Skandha).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

ucakā (उचका).—m (ucakaṇēṃ) Swindling, cozenage, sharperpractice; pocket-picking; shoplifting; borrowing far and wide; buying up goods on tick &c. v ghē, kāḍha, kara. Also the monies so borrowed or goods so bought. ucakā always implies Wildness and rashness in such taking up of monies or goods, and generally Fraudulent intention. 2 An impression upon the mind so vivid as to produce a dream; or to occasion, during waking hours, a vision or a perception as of a real object;--caused by earnestness of expectation, intensity of dread, or ardent contemplation of some project. v yē, lāga, paḍa. 3 An earnest looking for, a deep apprehension of, or an absorbing meditation upon. v dhara, lāga, basa.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ucakā (उचका).—m Swindling, sharp practice, borrowing far and wide. An earnest looking for.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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