Karotapani, Karoṭapāṇi, Karota-pani: 2 definitions

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Karoṭapāṇi (करोटपाणि).—m. (in Pali karoṭi, same meaning, Jātaka (Pali) i.204.3), name of a class of yakṣas who act as guards for the gods, especially the Trayastriṃśa gods: Divyāvadāna 218.8 (devānāṃ trayastriṃśānāṃ pañcarakṣāḥ) sthāpitāḥ,…karoṭapā- ṇayo devā(ḥ)…(mālādhārāḥ, sadāmattāḥ); 319.24 karoṭa-pāṇibhir yakṣaiś; Mahāvyutpatti 3150 = Tibetan lag na gzhoṅ thogs, (Cath. Miss. Dict.) qui tient un bassin à la main, un certain génie; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 19.13 sadāmattā mālādhārā karoṭa- pāṇayaḥ vīṇātṛtīyakāḥ; 43.19 (sadāmattāḥ mālādhāriṇo) karoṭapāṇayaḥ vīṇādvitīyakā lekhyāḥ; 232.10 (verse) karoṭa- pāṇayo devā sadāmattāś ca vīṇakāḥ; Mahāvastu i.30.7 °pāṇayo nāma yakṣā (followed by mālādhārāḥ, sadāmattāḥ); all three also Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.95.6.

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

Karoṭapāṇi (करोटपाणि):—[=karoṭa-pāṇi] [from karoṭa] m. [plural] a class of gods, [Divyāvadāna]

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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. 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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