Kathita: 14 definitions


Kathita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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 Kathit.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kathita (कथित) refers to “that which is said”, according to Arṇasiṃha’s Mahānayaprakāśa verse 134.—Accordingly, “The Śāmbhava (state) is the one in which the power of consciousness (citi) suddenly (sahasā) dissolves away into the Great Void called the Inactive (niḥspanda) that is profound and has no abode. Cognitive awareness (jñāna) arises here in the form of a subtle wave of consciousness out of that ocean of emptiness , which is the perfectly peaceful condition of the dissolving away of destruction. [...] Again, that same (principle) free of the cognitive process (saṃvittikalanā) is the supreme absolute (niruttara) said to be [i.e., kathita] the Śāmbhava state of emptiness (vyomaśāmbhava)”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Kathita.—drawn up or dictated (Ep. Ind., Vol. XXXIV, p. 179). Cf. cintita, ‘composed’ (ibid., Vol. XXXV, p. 58). Note: kathita is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kathita : (pp. of katheti) said; spoke; related.

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

Kathita, (pp. of katheti, cp. Sk. kathita) said, spoken, related J. II, 310; IV, 73; V, 493. su° well said or told J. IV. 73. As nt. with Instr. J. IV, 72 (tena kathitaṃ the discourse (given) by him). (Page 184)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kathita (कथित).—p S Related, narrated, told, 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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kathita (कथित).—p. p.

1) Told, described, narrated; प्रत्येकं कथिता ह्येताः (pratyekaṃ kathitā hyetāḥ) Ms.7.157.

2) Expressed.

-taḥ The supreme being.

-tam A conversation, discourse; पूर्ववृत्तकथितैः पुराविदः (pūrvavṛttakathitaiḥ purāvidaḥ) R.11.1.

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

Kathita (कथित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Said, told, related. E. katha to tell, kta aff.

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

Kathita (कथित).—[adjective] said, mentioned; [neuter] talk, conversation.

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

1) Kathita (कथित):—[from kath] mfn. told, related, reckoned, [Manu-smṛti vii, 157]

2) [v.s. ...] n. conversation, discourse, [Mahābhārata; Śakuntalā]

3) [v.s. ...] narration, tale, [Raghuvaṃśa xi, 10.]

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

Kathita (कथित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Said, told.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kathita (कथित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Upphālia, Kahāvia, Kahiya, Cavia, Pisuṇia, Bollāviya, Bollia, Vajjaria, Sāhia.

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Kathita 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kathita (कथित) [Also spelled kathit]:—(a) said; told, mentioned; narrated.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kathita (ಕಥಿತ):—[adjective] said; told; narrated.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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