Udha, Uḍhā, Ūḍha: 14 definitions


Udha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, biology. 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Udha (उध).—A hermit. Once he spoke about the importance of Vānaprastha (retirement in the forest). It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 244, Stanza 17, that this hermit spent the whole of his life in Vānaprastha (retirement in the forest) and at the end he entered heaven.

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ūḍha (ऊढ) refers to “(becoming) married”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.26 (“Pārvatī-Jaṭila dialogue”).—Accordingly, as Vijayā said to Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin): “O saintly sir, listen. I shall recount the story of Pārvatī as well as the reason for penance, if you wish to hear. This my friend is the daughter of Himācala, lord of mountains. She is the daughter of Menakā named Kālī but famous as Pārvatī. She is not married [i.e., ūḍha] to anyone nor does she desire any other than Śiva for her husband. She has performed this penance for three thousand years. [...]”.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Udha [उढा] in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Dendrocalamus strictus from the Poaceae (Grass) family having the following synonyms: Bambusa stricta, Bambos stricta. For the possible medicinal usage of udha, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

uḍhā (उढा).—m A thick kind of bamboo.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ūḍha (ऊढ).—See under वह् (vah).

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Ūḍha (ऊढ).—p. p.

1) Borne, carried, as a burden.

2) Taken

3) Married; इयं च तेऽन्या पुरतो विडम्बना यदूढया वारणराजहार्यया (iyaṃ ca te'nyā purato viḍambanā yadūḍhayā vāraṇarājahāryayā) Kumārasambhava 5.7.

4) Stolen, robbed; सहोढं सोपकरणं घातयेदविचारयन् (sahoḍhaṃ sopakaraṇaṃ ghātayedavicārayan) Manusmṛti 9.27.

5) Washed away (by water); चौरैर्हृतं जलेनोढम् (caurairhṛtaṃ jalenoḍham) Manusmṛti 8.189.

6) Exhibited, betrayed; Bhāg.

-ḍhaḥ A married man.

-ḍhā A girl who is married.

-ḍham marriage; ऊढात् प्रभृति दुःखानि श्वशुराणामरिन्दम (ūḍhāt prabhṛti duḥkhāni śvaśurāṇāmarindama) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 5.83.42.

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

Ūḍha (ऊढ).—mfn.

(-ḍhaḥ-ḍhā-ḍhaṃ) 1. Married. 2. Carried as load or burthen. f.

(-ḍhā) A bride, a wife espoused according to the ritual. E. vah to bear, kta aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ūḍha (ऊढ).—[adjective] carried, borne; [neuter] load, prey; [feminine] ā bride, wife.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ūḍha (ऊढ):—1. ūḍha mfn. (for 2. and 3. See 1. and 2. uh) [past participle] of √vah q.v.

2) Ūḍhā (ऊढा):—[from ūḍha] a f. a married woman, wife (cf. an-ūdhā.)

3) Ūḍha (ऊढ):—[from ūh] 2. ūḍha mfn. (for 1. See sub voce and √vah) pushed, thrust, moved

4) [v.s. ...] changed, modified.

5) [from ūh] 3. ūḍha mfn. concluded, inferred (cf. abhyūḍha.)

6) [from vah] a mfn. (cf. √1. 2. ūh, p.223) carried, conveyed, borne off or along, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

7) [v.s. ...] stolen, robbed, [Manu-smṛti ix, 270]

8) [v.s. ...] washed away (by water), [ib. viii, 189]

9) [v.s. ...] borne or carried on ([instrumental case]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

10) [v.s. ...] led home, taken in marriage, married, [ib.]

11) [v.s. ...] advanced (See [compound])

12) [v.s. ...] exhibited, betrayed, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

13) Ūḍhā (ऊढा):—[from ūḍha > vah] b f. a married woman, wife, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

14) Ūḍha (ऊढ):—[from vah] 1. ūḍha (read 1. and 2. ūh)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Uḍha (उढ):—[(ḍhaḥ-ḍhā-ḍhaṃ) p.] Married. R. vah

2) Ūḍha (ऊढ):—[(ḍhaḥ-ḍhā-ḍhaṃ) a.] Married; carried. (ḍhā) f. The bride.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Udhā (उधा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ujjaha, Ūḍha, Ūḍhā, Vahia, Voḍha.

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Udha in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Ūḍha (ऊढ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Ūḍha.

2) Ūḍha (ऊढ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ūḍha.

3) Ūḍhā (ऊढा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ūḍhā.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ūdha (ಊಧ):—[noun] a bag-like mammary organ containing two or more glands, each with a separate teat, as in cows; the udder.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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