Kathi, aka: Kāṭhī; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Kathi or Surikai refers to one of the several “attributes” (āyudha) or “accessories” of a detiy commonly seen depicted in Hindu iconography, defined according to texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—Kathi is a short knife. It is also called as surikai.

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

kāṭhī (काठी).—f (kāṣṭa S) The stalk, stem, or trunk of a plant. 2 A staff, rod, pole, wand, stick gen.; a flagstaff, a walking stick, the mast or the yard of a ship or boat &c. 3 A blow with a stick. v māra. 4 A land measure,--five cubits and five handbreadths, 1&2044;20th of pāṇḍa or 1&2044;400th of bighā: also the measuring rod. 5 (or śarīrācī kāṭhī) The frame or structure of the body: also (viewed by some as arising from the preceding sense, Measuring rod) stature. 6 Membrum equinum. ēkā kāṭhīnēṃ hākaṇēṃ To heap promiscuously together; to treat of or view as similar or equal (particulars differing one from another). kāṭhī ṭākaṇēṃ To throw up his mahārakī or office--a village-Mahar. kāṭhī ṭēkaṇēṃ To walk using a stick. kāṭhī śikharāsa lāgaṇēṃ (At jatras the flagstaffs of the several mānakarī are inclined against the pinnacle of the temple, in token of paying one's respects to the idol.) Hence To attain the object or aim of one's life, or of some earnest endeavors. 2 To be arrived at the close of earthly existence. kāṭhīnēṃ pāṇī śimpaṇēṃ (To sprinkle water with a stick.) To (expect to) perform a business or work by telling and charging others (whilst putting not one's own hand). kāṭhīnēṃ pāṇī śivaṇēṃ (To touch water with a stick.) To perform or do scantily, poorly, listlessly, reservedly &c. kāṭhīnēṃ pāṇī hāṭalēṃ tarīṃ dōna ṭhikāṇīṃ hōta nāhīṃ Expressive of a close and strong friendship or attachment. kāṭhīlā sōnēṃ bāndhūna cālāvēṃ Expressive of great security and safety. kāṭhīvara kāmbaḷā ghēṇēṃ or ghālaṇēṃ (To free one's body from the embarrassment of the kāmbaḷā; to strip.) To start up or stand out ready (to quarrel or for other evil work).

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kāṭhī (काठी).—f The stalk, stem or trunk of a plant. Stick. A land measure. Stature, the frame or structure of the body. A staff or pole. kāṭhī ṭēṅkaṇēṃ Walk, using a stick.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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