Kathinya, Kāṭhinya: 7 definitions


Kathinya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kāṭhinya (काठिन्य).—n S Hardness, firmness, solidity.

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

kāṭhiṇya (काठिण्य).—n Hardness, solidity, firmness.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kāṭhinya (काठिन्य).—

1) Hardness, tightness; काठिन्यमुक्तस्तनम् (kāṭhinyamuktastanam) Ś.3.9.

2) Sternness, hard-heartedness, cruelty.

3) Diffculty, obscurity (of style). (-naḥ) The date fruit.

Derivable forms: kāṭhinyam (काठिन्यम्).

See also (synonyms): kāṭhina.

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

Kāṭhinya (काठिन्य).—n.

(-nyaṃ) 1. Hardness. 2. Difficulty, obscurity. 3. Sternness, severity. E. kaṭhina hard, and ṣyañ aff.

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

Kāṭhinya (काठिन्य).—i. e. kaṭhina + ya, n. 1. Hardness, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 58. 2. Firmness, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 440.

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

1) Kāṭhinya (काठिन्य):—[from kāṭhina] n. hardness, rigidity, stiffness, sternness, severity (Name of a disease), [Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā]

2) [v.s. ...] firmness of character, difficulty, obscurity (of style) [commentator or commentary] on [Pāṇini 6-1, 24; Vopadeva xiii, 1; Śakuntalā 63; Kumāra-sambhava; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] error for kaṭhilla, [Lalita-vistara xliv, 7.]

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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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