Katacchu, Kaṭacchu: 6 definitions


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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kaṭacchu : (m.) a spoon.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Kaṭacchu, (cp. on etym. Morris in J. P. T. S. 1887, 163) a ladle, a spoon; explained by uḷuṅka DhA. IV, 75, 123; by dabbi PvA. 135. Used for butter VvA. 68, otherwise for cooked food in general, esp. rice gruel.—Vin. II, 216; J. I, 454; III, 277.

—gāha “holding on to one’s spoon, ” i.e. disinclination to give food, niggardliness, stinginess DhsA. 376, cp. Dhs. trsl. 300 n2.—gāhika “spoon in hand, ” serving with ladles (in the distribution of food at the Mahādāna) PvA. 135.—parissāvana a perforated ladle Vin. II, 118.—bhikkhā “ladle-begging, ” i.e. the food given with a ladle to a bhikkhu when he calls at a house on his begging tour Th. 1, 934; Miln. 9; DhA. IV, 123; as representing a small gift to one individual, opposed to the Mahādanā Pv. II, 957; as an individual meal contrasted with public feeding (salāka-bhatta) DhA. I, 379.—matta (bhatta) “only a spoonful of rice” Miln. 8; DhA. IV, 75. (Page 176)

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kaṭacchu (कटच्छु).—m. or f., °chuka (once nt.) and °chukā (?), also °cha and °chaka (app. = Pali kaṭacchu, spoon, ladle; compare Deśīnāmamālā 2.7 kaḍacchū, commentary ayodarvī), in most occurrences could be either spoon or bowl; it seems that Tibetan and Chin. sources support meaning bowl, vessel; so Mahāvyutpatti 9013 kaṭacchuḥ, Tibetan nal ze, which I do not find in Dictt., but nal may be connected with na li, bowl, basin (of iron or china, Jäschke (Tibetan-English Dictionary)), while Chin. gives (1) pillow (often made of porcelain), or (2) bowl, basin; on Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 86.3 and (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 65.2 Tibetan is cited as snod, vessel ((Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa ap. Lalou, Icono- graphic, p. 84, line 11, who nevertheless translates cuiller, pp. 37, 44); in favor of meaning spoon may be cited (besides the Pali and Deśī words) Megh 310.10 sapta-dhūpa- kaṭacchukām utkṣiped ākāśe (hardly bowlful! if text is right acc. sg. f., but perhaps this represents °kān, acc. pl. m.); most commonly in cpds. preceded by dhūpa-, incense-spoon (? -bowl), generally as held in the hand by a painted image, dhūpa-kaṭacchuka-vyagra-hasta (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 65.2; 69.12, etc.; 322.25 (here °kaṭacchaka°); eka-dhūpa- kaṭacchu-hasta-parigṛhītān Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 86.3; dhūpa-kaṭacchukam ādāya Divyāvadāna 398.28—29; (dakṣiṇahaste) dhūpa-kaṭacchu- kaṃ (n. sg. nt.!) kartavyaṃ Kāraṇḍavvūha 74.20; dhūpa-°ke dhūpaś copasthāpayitavyaḥ Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya iii.97.16; in Divyāvadāna 165.18 according to Index vessel, but this seems less than certain, (Pūra- ṇaṃ, q.v., dharmaśāṭapraticchannaṃ) kaṭaccha-vrata- bhojanam (might mean eating according to a vow of spoon- fuls, i.e. of limiting his food to a definite number of them, rather than eating by a vow of the begging-bowl). In Divyāvadāna 475.21 kāṇḍa-kaṭacchu-pūra-kūrca-bhaiṣajya-sthavikāś is obscure to me at more than one point; the [compound] evidently lists articles pertaining to children, and either spoon or bowl is conceivable.

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

Kaṭacchu (कटच्छु):—[=kaṭa-cchu] [from kaṭa > kaṭ] f. (?) a spoon, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

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