Cutu, Cūṭu, Cuṭu, Cūtu: 3 definitions


Cutu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Tamil. 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 Chutu.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Cūṭu (चूटु).—(Dice). It is an imaginative paurāṇic assumption that there is a satanic force latent in dice, hunting, wine and women. There is a story to support the presence of this evil power within the above four. Indra once turned the Aśvinīdevas out of his court labelling them as outcastes and banned wine to them. Discontented at this the Aśvinīdevas approached Cyavana and the latter performing a yāga invited the Aśvinīdevas and gave them the yāga wine, 'Soma'. Infuriated at this Indra raised his celebrated Vajrāyudha (Weapon of thunder) to kill Cyavana. But the sage by his yogic powers paralysed the hands of Indra and instantly from the sacrificial fire there arose Mada a genie to kill Indra. Frightened by this sight Indra fell at the feet of Cyavana and craved for pardon. The sage then tore the genie into four pieces and threw one each into dice, hunting, wine and women. That is why all the four are as alluring as destructive. (Saptama Skandha, Devī Bhāgavata).

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Cūṭu refers to “burning sensation” [in the Malayalam language] and represents one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning cūṭu] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Cūṭu (ಚೂಟು):—

1) [verb] to squeeze or compress tightly between the thumb, and a finger (to inflict pain); to nip; to pinch.

2) [verb] to cut, take off by nipping with one’s nails.

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Cūṭu (ಚೂಟು):—[noun] = ಚೂಟಿ [cuti]1.

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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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