Ucchu: 4 definitions

Introduction

Ucchu means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Uchchhu.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

The name given to one of the stories of the Petavatthu. The peta referred to had been a resident near Veluvana. Once he was going along the road eating a sugar cane and carrying a bundle of sugar canes. Behind him came another man of good conduct, with a child. The child, seeing the sugar cane, begged for some of it with great lamentations. The good man wishing to console the child, walked up to the sugar cane eater and tried to make friends. His efforts were, however, unsuccessful, and when he begged for a piece of sugar cane for the child, the man sulkily threw him a bit from the end of the sugar cane. This man, after his death, was born as a peta. Around him was a forest of sugar canes, but whenever he attempted to eat any of them he got badly bruised and wounded. One day Moggallana saw him, and having discovered his antecedents told him about his past profitless life. He made the peta get for him a piece of sugar cane, which he offered to the Buddha and the monks. As a result of this, the peta was reborn in Tavatimsa. Pv., pp.61f; PvA.257ff.

context information

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).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ucchu : (m.) sugar-cane.

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

Ucchu, (Sk. cp. Vedic Np. Ikṣvāku fr. ikṣu) sugar-cane Vin. IV, 35; A. III, 76; IV, 279; Miln. 46; DhA. IV, 199 (°ūnaṃ yanta sugar-cane mill), PvA. 257, 260; VvA. 124.

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context information

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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ucchu (उच्छु).—(m.; = Pali id., Sanskrit ikṣu), sugar-cane: Mahāvastu i.241.11 (verse) ucchusamavarṇaṃ (of Dīpaṃkara), of color like-sugar-cane. So read also with Senart in same verse i.236.17 (mss. corrupt). And in Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 59.5 (verse) jñānaṃ tatra utpādaye cchu ivātra, we may understand utpādaye(t) (u)cchu, or possibly (i)cchu, as in Prakrit

context information

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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