Dutika, Dūtikā: 9 definitions


Dutika means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dūtikā (दूतिका) refers to “emissaries” (of lovers and their beloveds), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.18 (“Description of the perturbation caused by Kāma”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “After going there, the haughty Kāma, deluded by Śiva’s magic power, stationed himself, after first spreading the enchanting power of Spring all around. [...] O sage, diverse sounds of the hummings of the bees rang sweet in the ears of everyone heightening temptations of love. The bright light [i.e., viśada] of the moon scattered all around appeared to be the emissary [i.e., dūtikā] of lovers and their beloveds. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dūtikā (दूतिका) [or दूती, dūtī].—f (S) A female messenger; a confidante, a procuress, a go-between.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

dūtikā (दूतिका) [or dūtī, or दूती].—f A female messenger.

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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

Dūtikā (दूतिका).—

1) A female messenger, a confidante.

2) A go-between, procuress.

3) A gossiping or mischief-making woman. (N. B. The of dūtī is sometimes shortened; see R.18.53;19.18; Kumārasambhava 4.16. and Malli. thereon.)

See also (synonyms): dūtī.

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

Dūtikā (दूतिका).—f.

(-kā) A female messenger, a confidante, &c. see dūta, &c. E. kan added to dūti; also with the penultimate, vowel made long, dūtīkā .

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

1) Dūtikā (दूतिका):—[from dūtaka > dūta] a f. a female m°, confidante, [Pañcatantra; Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā]

2) [v.s. ...] a gossiping or mischief-making woman, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

3) [v.s. ...] b f. = [preceding] f., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Dūtikā (दूतिका):—(kā) 1. f. A female messenger, a confidante; a procuress.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dutika 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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