Kakubh: 10 definitions

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In Hinduism

Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: archive.org: Hindu Mathematics

Kakubh (ककुभ्) represents the number 10 (ten) in the “word-numeral system” (bhūtasaṃkhyā), which was used in Sanskrit texts dealing with astronomy, mathematics, metrics, as well as in the dates of inscriptions and manuscripts in ancient Indian literature.—A system of expressing numbers by means of words arranged as in the place-value notation was developed and perfected in India in the early centuries of the Christian era. In this system the numerals [e.g., 10—kakubh] are expressed by names of things, beings or concepts, which, naturally or in accordance with the teaching of the Śāstras, connote numbers.

Ganitashastra book cover
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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kakubh (ककुभ्).—f.

1) A direction, quarter of the compass; वियुक्ताः कान्तेन स्त्रिय इव न राजन्ति ककुभः (viyuktāḥ kāntena striya iva na rājanti kakubhaḥ) Mṛcchakaṭika 5.26; Śiśupālavadha 9.25, 3.33.

2) Splendour, beauty.

3) A wreath of Champaka flowers.

4) A sacred treatise or Śāstra.

5) A peak, summit.

6) A Rāgiṇī or personified mode of music.

7) The personified quarter of the sky.

8) Breath, animation.

9) Unornamented hair; or hair hanging down as a tail.

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

Kakubh (ककुभ्).—f. (-pa) 1. Space, region or quarter, as east, west, &c. 2. Beauty, splendor. 3. Unornamented hair, or the hair hanging down as a tail. 4. A wreath of Champaka flowers. 5. A Ragini or personified mode of music. 6. A Sastra or sacred treatise. E. ka wind, skubh to spread, kvip affix and the sa is dropped; or kak to be proud, ubh aff.

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

Kakubh (ककुभ्).— (a reduplicated form of a lost base, kubh; cf. [Latin] cubare, and kumbh), f. 1. A summit (ved.) 2. A quarter or point of the compass, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 21, 13. 3. A proper name, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 6, 6, 4.

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

Kakubh (ककुभ्).—[feminine] peak, summit; region, quarter; [Name] of a metre.

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

1) Kakubh (ककुभ्):—f. (cf. kakud) a peak, summit, [Ṛg-veda]

2) space, region or quarter of the heavens, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Mṛcchakaṭikā; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

3) Name of a metre of three Pādas (consisting of eight, twelve, and eight syllables respectively; so called because the second Pāda exceeds the others by four syllables), [Ṛgveda-prātiśākhya 889; Atharva-veda xiii, 1, 15; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc.

4) unornamented hair or the hair hanging down like a tail, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) a wreath of Campaka flowers, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) splendour, beauty, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) a Śāstra or science, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) a Rāgiṇī or mode of music, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) Name of a daughter of Dakṣa and wife of Dharma (as a personified quarter of the sky), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

10) Kākubh (काकुभ्):—[from kākud] [varia lectio] for kākud, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska i, 11.]

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

Kakubh (ककुभ्):—(b or p) 1. f. Space, quarter; beauty; hair; wreath; rāginī.

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

Kakubh (ककुभ्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kauhā.

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Kakubh 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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