Uncha, Uñchā, Uñcha, Umcha: 14 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Uncha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Unchha.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Uñcha.—cf. uñcha-kara-bhara-ādi-vivarjita; tolls (Ep. Ind., Vol. XXXIII, p. 89); may be collection of small quantities of crops (cf. prastha). Note: uñcha is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

uñchā : (f.) anything gathered for sustenance.

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

Uñcha, & Uñchā (f.) (Sk. uñcha & uñchana, to uñch. Neumann’s etym. uñchā = E. ounce, Ger. unze (Majjhima trsl. 2 II. 682) is incorrect, see Walde Lat. Wtb. under uncia) anything gathered for sustenance, gleaning S. II, 281; A. I, 36; III, 66 sq. , 104; Vin. III, 87; Sn. 977; Th. 2, 329, 349; J. III, 389; IV, 23, 28, 434, 471 (°ya, Dat. = phalâphal’atthāya C.); ThA. 235, 242. Cp. samuñchaka.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uñcha (उञ्छ).—[uñch-ghañ] Gleaning or gathering grains; तान्युञ्छषष्ठाङ्कितसैकतानि (tānyuñchaṣaṣṭhāṅkitasaikatāni) R.5.8; Ms.1.112. तस्मादुञ्छषड्- भागमारण्यका अपि निवपन्ति (tasmāduñchaṣaḍ- bhāgamāraṇyakā api nivapanti) Kau. A.1.13.

-ñchm Gleaning.

Derivable forms: uñchaḥ (उञ्छः).

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

Uñcha (उञ्छ).—n.

(-ñchaṃ) Gathering grains. E. uchi to glean, and ghañ aff.

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

Uñcha (उञ्छ).—[uñch + a], m. Gleaning grains, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 112.

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

Uñcha (उञ्छ).—[masculine] na [neuter] gleaning.

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

Uñcha (उञ्छ):—[from uñch] m. gleaning, gathering grains, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Uñcha (उञ्छ):—(ñchaṃ) 1. n. Gleaning.

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

Uñcha (उञ्छ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Uṃcha.

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Uncha 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) Uṃcha (उंछ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Uñcha.

2) Uṃcha (उंछ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Uñcha.

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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

Uṃcha (ಉಂಛ):—

1) [noun] the act of gleaning or gathering (the grains) in agricultural field after harvesting.

2) [noun] a tax levied on persons so gleaning.

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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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