Uha, aka: Ūhā, Ūha; 12 Definition(s)


Uha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Ūha (ऊह).—A portion of sāma veda.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 72.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Ūha (ऊह).—Modification of a word, in a Vedic Mantra, so as to suit the context in which the mantra is to be utilised, generally by change of case affixes; adaptation of a mantra: cf. ऊहः खल्वपि । न सर्वैर्लिङ्गैर्न च सर्वाभिर्विभक्तिभिर्वेदे मन्त्रा निगदिताः । ते च अवश्यं यज्ञगतेन यथायथं विपरिणमयितव्याः । (ūhaḥ khalvapi | na sarvairliṅgairna ca sarvābhirvibhaktibhirvede mantrā nigaditāḥ | te ca avaśyaṃ yajñagatena yathāyathaṃ vipariṇamayitavyāḥ |) M. Bh. on P.1.1 Āhnika 1.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Ūha (ऊह, “judgement”) refers to one of the six members (aṅga) of the Ṣaḍaṅgayoga, as taught in the early Śaiva Siddhānta.—Tarka is also known as Tarka or Anusmṛti (in the Buddhist forms of Ṣaḍaṅgayoga). Ṣaḍaṅgayoga is taught as the standard yoga of the Śaivasiddhānta (Siddhānta) a mainstream, Veda congruent dualist tradition. See, for example, the 6th century texts of Raurava-āgama, Kiraṇa-āgma, Sarvajñānottara-āgama, Svāyambhuvasūtrasaṃgraha, the 7th century Mālinīvijayottara and the 9th century Tantrasadbhāva.

Source: academia.edu: The Śaiva Yogas and Their Relation to Other Systems of Yoga
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Ūha (ऊह) refers to “modification of the mantras”, according to the Āpastamba-yajña-paribhāṣā-sūtras.—“In a Prakṛti sacrifice there is no Ūha, modification of the mantras. In a Vikṛti sacrifice modification takes place, according to the sense, but not in an Arthavāda”.

Saṃnāma means the same as Ūha, i.e. the modification of a verse so as to adapt it to the object for which it is used. [...] Certain mantras of the Veda have to be slightly altered, when their application varies. In the normal sacrifices, however, no such alteration takes place. Some mantras remain the same in the Vikṛti as in the Prakṛti. Others have to be modified so as to be adapted to anything new that has to be. If, for instance, there is a Puroḍāśa for Agni in the Prakṛti, and in its place a Puroḍāśa for Sūrya in the Vikṛti, then we must place Sūrya instead of Agni in the dedicatory mantra.

Source: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Ūha (ऊह) refers to “reasoning and doubts about meaning” and represents one of the eight dhīguṇas (eight qualities), named in the Yogaśāstra, comentary p. 53a (Bhavnagar ed.). An alternative explanation offered by the commentary for ūha and apoha is that ūha is general knowledge and apoha specialized knowledge”.

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra Vol-i
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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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India history and geogprahy

Ūhā (ऊहा) is the name of a river situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—The river Ūhā was in the Himavanta (cf. Milindapañho).

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

ūhā : (f.) pondering; consideration.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Ūhā, (f.) (etym. ?) life, only in cpd. āyūha lifetime PvA. 136, 162 (°pariyosāna).—As N. of a river at Miln. 70. ‹-› Cp. BSk. ūhā in ūhāpoha Av. S. I, 209, 235. (Page 159)

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Ūha, see vy°, sam°. (Page 159)

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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

ūha (ऊह).—m S Reasoning or inferring. 2 See uhū Sig. I.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ūha (ऊह).—m Reasoning or inferring.

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

Uha (उह).—-ind. An interjection of calling.

See also (synonyms): uhaha.

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Ūha (ऊह).—a. Observed, perceived.

-haḥ [ūh-ghañ]

1) A change, modification. ऊहदर्शनं न विवक्षितार्थानामेव भवति (ūhadarśanaṃ na vivakṣitārthānāmeva bhavati) | ŚB. on MS.1.2.52. ऊह (ūha) forms the subject-matter of जैमिनि (jaimini)'s मीमांसासूत्र, अध्याय (mīmāṃsāsūtra, adhyāya) IX. It is said to bo of three varieties; cf. त्रिविधश्च ऊहः मन्त्रसामसंस्कारविषयः (trividhaśca ūhaḥ mantrasāmasaṃskāraviṣayaḥ) ŚB. on MS; 9.1.1.

2) A guess, conjecture; Mb.5.33.28.

3) Examination and determination.

4) Understanding.

5) Reasoning, arguing.

6) Supplying an ellipsis.

7) Attributing, ascribing.

8) Collection.

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Ūhā (ऊहा).—Supplying an ellipsis.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ūha (ऊह).—mfn.

(-haḥ-hā-haṃ) 1. Reasoning. 2. Completing a defective sentence or verse, supplying an ellipsis. E. ūh to deliberate, ghañ affix, or with lyuṭ affix, ūhana.

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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