Uccheda; 5 Definition(s)


Uccheda means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

N Annihilation.

(Source): Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).


uccheda : (m.) cutting off; perishing; annihilation.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Uccheda, (fr. ud + chid, chind, see ucchindati & cp. cheda) breaking up, disintegration, perishing (of the soul) Vin. III, 2 (either after this life, or after kāmadeva life, or after brahmadeva life) D. I, 34, 55; S. IV, 323; Nd1 324; Miln. 413; Nett 95, 112, 160; DA. I, 120.

—diṭṭhi the doctrine of the annihilation (of the soul), as opp. to sassata- or atta-diṭṭhi (the continuance of the soul after death) S. II, 20; III, 99, 110 sq; Ps. I, 150, 158; Nd1 248 (opp. sassati°); Dhs. 1316; Nett 40, 127; SnA 523 (opp. atta°). —vāda (adj.) one who professes the doctrine of annihilation (ucchedadiṭṭhi) Vin. I, 235; III, 2; D. I, 34, 55; S. II, 18; IV, 401; A. IV, 174, 182 sq.; Nd1 282; Pug. 38. —vādin = °vāda Nett 111; J. V, 244. (Page 127)

(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

ucchēda (उच्छेद).—m S ucchēdana n S Utter rooting out, or utter excision, demolition, or destruction. Ex. of comp. dharmōcchēda, vaṃśōcchēda, vṛtyucchēda, vanōcchēda, kulōcchēda, gṛhōcchēda. 2 (Laxly.) Harassing doings. See ucchāda Sig. I.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ucchēda (उच्छेद).—m ucchēdana n Utterrooting out; ut- ter demolition or destruction.

(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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