Kathaniya, Kathanīya, Kathanīyā: 10 definitions


Kathaniya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Kathaniy.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kathaniya in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kathanīya (कथनीय) refers to “that which should be mentioned”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.27 (“Description of the fraudulent words of the Brahmacārin”).—Accordingly, as Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin) said to Pārvatī: “So long I had been desirous of knowing what our gentle lady craves for that she performs this great penance. O dear lady, I have now known it through your own words. I am now going away from this place. You can do as you please. What should be done by you is not mentioned by me. To me your further friendship is useless. But this should be mentioned [i.e., kathanīya] that your future should be happy”.

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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

[«previous next»] — Kathaniya in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kathanīya (कथनीय).—a S (Proper or suitable) to be narrated, told, spoken, said.

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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

[«previous next»] — Kathaniya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kathanīya (कथनीय).—a.

1) To be said or told or declared.

2) Worthy of relation, to be named.

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

Kathanīya (कथनीय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) To be said, to be told or declared. E. katha to tell, anīyar affix; also with tavya kathitavya and with yat kathya.

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

Kathanīya (कथनीय).—[adjective] to be told or named.

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

1) Kathanīya (कथनीय):—[from kath] mfn. to be said or told or declared, worthy of relation or mentioning, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] to be called or named, [Śrutabodha]

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

Kathanīya (कथनीय):—[(yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) a.] That may be told, or declared.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kathaniya 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kathaniya in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kathanīya (कथनीय) [Also spelled kathaniy]:—(a) worth saying or narrating; describable; hence ~[] (nf).

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