Kakuda, Kākuda: 11 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kakuda (ककुद).—A son of Satyaka and Kāśī king's daughter; his son, Vṛṣṭi.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 115-16.
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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kakuda (ककुद).—

1) The peak or summit of a mountain.

2) A hump (on the shoulders of an Indian bull). किं यत्तत्सास्नालाङ्गूलककुदखुरविषाण्यर्थरूपं स शब्दः (kiṃ yattatsāsnālāṅgūlakakudakhuraviṣāṇyartharūpaṃ sa śabdaḥ) Mahābhārata I.1.1.

3) Chief, foremost, pre-eminent; ककुदं वेदविदां तपोधनश्च (kakudaṃ vedavidāṃ tapodhanaśca) Mṛcchakaṭika 1.5; इक्ष्वाकुवंश्यः ककुदं नृपाणाम् (ikṣvākuvaṃśyaḥ kakudaṃ nṛpāṇām) R.6.71.

4) A sign or symbol of royalty; नृपतिककुदम् (nṛpatikakudam) R.3.7,17,27.

5) A species of serpent.

Derivable forms: kakudaḥ (ककुदः), kakudam (ककुदम्).

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Kākuda (काकुद).—The palate अनुक्षरन्ति काकुदं सूर्म्यं सुषिरामिव (anukṣaranti kākudaṃ sūrmyaṃ suṣirāmiva) Mahābhārata on P.I.1.1.

Derivable forms: kākudam (काकुदम्).

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

Kākuda (काकुद).—m.

(-daḥ) The palate. E. kakud the head, and aṇ aff.

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

Kakuda (ककुद).—[kakud + a], m. and n. 1. Chief, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 37, 12. 2. The hump of the Indian bull, Mahābhārata 13, 835. 3. An ensign or symbol of royalty, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 3, 70.

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

Kakuda (ककुद).—[neuter] ([masculine]) the same.

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

1) Kakuda (ककुद):—[from kakud] mn. a peak, summit (of a mountain etc.)

2) [v.s. ...] chief, head, pre-eminent, [Atharva-veda x, 10, 19; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] the hump on the shoulders of the Indian bullock, [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] a species of serpent, [Suśruta]

5) [v.s. ...] an ensign or symbol of royalty (as the white parasol etc.), [Raghuvaṃśa]

6) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a king, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

7) Kākuda (काकुद):—[from kākud] n. idem, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kākuda (काकुद):—(daḥ) 1. m. The palate.

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

Kakuda (ककुद) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Kauḍa, Kauha.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kakuda 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kakuda (ಕಕುದ):—

1) [noun] the highest point, part or elevation of a mountain; the peak; the summit.

2) [noun] the slope of a mountain.

3) [noun] a rounded, protruding lump, as the fleshy mass on the back of a bull; the hump.

4) [noun] a hard, hollow, bony, permanent projection that grows on the head of various hoofed animals, as of an ox; a horn.

5) [noun] the face of a bull.

6) [noun] a bull.

7) [noun] an eminent man in his field of activity, knowledge, etc.

8) [noun] a royal sign; a symbol of royalty.

9) [noun] a long, sharp edged, pointed weapon to cut or pierce; a sword.

10) [noun] the sky, the apparent canopy on our head.

11) [noun] a species of snake.

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Kākuda (ಕಾಕುದ):—[noun] the roof of the mouth; the palate.

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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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