Kathaprasanga, aka: Kathāprasaṅga, Katha-prasanga; 2 Definition(s)


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Kathāprasaṅga (कथाप्रसङ्ग).—a.

1) talkative, talking much and foolishly.

2) mad, foolish. (-ṅgaḥ) 1 conversation, talk or course of conversation; नानाकथाप्रसङ्गावस्थितः (nānākathāprasaṅgāvasthitaḥ) H.1; कथाप्रसङ्गेन विवादं किल चक्रतुः (kathāprasaṅgena vivādaṃ kila cakratuḥ) Ks.22.181; N.1.35.

2) a curer of poisons (viṣavaidya); कथाप्रसङ्गो वार्तायां विषवैद्येऽपि वाच्यवत् (kathāprasaṅgo vārtāyāṃ viṣavaidye'pi vācyavat) Viśvakoṣa. कथाप्रसंगेन जनैरुदाहृताम् (kathāprasaṃgena janairudāhṛtām) Ki.1.24 (where the word is used in sense 1 also).

Kathāprasaṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kathā and prasaṅga (प्रसङ्ग).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kathāprasaṅga (कथाप्रसङ्ग).—mfn.

(-ṅgaḥ-ṅgā-ṅgaṃ) 1. Talkative, talking much and foolishly. 2. Half-witted, foolish. 3. A conjuror, a dealer in antidotes, &c. m.

(-ṅgaḥ) 1. Talking, conversation, speaking to or with. 2. Rumour, report. E. kathā a fable, and prasaṅga who relates.

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