Ucchvasa, aka: Ucchvāsa; 4 Definition(s)


Ucchvasa means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Uchchhvasa.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Ucchvāsa (उच्छ्वास, “respiration”) refers to one of the various kinds of Nāma, or “physique-making (karmas)”, which represents one of the eight types of Prakṛti-bandha (species bondage): one of the four kinds of bondage (bandha) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra chapter 8. What is meant by respiration (ucchvāsa) body-making karma? The karmas rise of which cause breathing activity are respiration body-making karmas.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage of karmas
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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ucchvāsa (उच्छ्वास).—m Breathing. An air-hole or spiracle (of a water conduit).

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Ucchvāsa (उच्छ्वास).—

1) Breath, exhalation, breathing out; मुखोच्छ्वासगन्धम् (mukhocchvāsagandham) V.4.22; Ṛs.1.3; Me.14.

2) Support of life, being alive; तदद्याप्युच्छ्वासो भवति (tadadyāpyucchvāso bhavati) U.3.3; R.158.

3) A sigh.

4) Consolation, encouragement; Amaru.13.

5) Expiring, dying.

6) An air-hole.

7) A division or chapter of a book, as of the Harṣa-charita; cf. अध्याय (adhyāya).

8) Froth, foam; सिन्धोरुच्छ्वासे पतयन्तमुक्षणम् (sindhorucchvāse patayantamukṣaṇam) Rv.9.86.43.

9) Swelling up, rising, increasing.

Derivable forms: ucchvāsaḥ (उच्छ्वासः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ucchvāsa (उच्छ्वास).—m.

(-saḥ) 1. Breath, breathing, inspiration. 2. A sigh. 3. Consolation, encouragement. 4. Division of a book. E. ut up, and śvas to breathe, ghañ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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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