Kattha, Kaṭṭha: 3 definitions



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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kattha : (adv.) where? || kaṭṭha (pp. of kasati), plouhged; tilled. (nt.) timber; a piece of wood.

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

Kattha, (adv.) (der. fr. interr. base ka° (kad2), whereas Sk. kutra is der. fr. base ku°, cp. kuttha) where? where to, whither? Vin. I, 83, 107; II, 76; D. I, 223; Sn. 487, 1036; J. III, 76; Pv. II, 916; DhA. I, 3.—k. nu kho where then, where I wonder? D. I, 215 sq. , PvA. 22 (with Pot.) —katthaci(d) (indef.) anywhere, at some place or other J. I, 137; V, 468; wherever, in whatever place Miln. 366; PvA. 284; KhA 247; J. III, 229; IV, 9, 45; as katthacid eva J. IV. 92; PvA. 173. Sometimes doubled katthaci katthaci in whatsoever place J. IV, 341.—na k. nowhere M. I. 424; Miln. 77; VvA. 14.

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1) Kaṭṭha, 3 (nt.) (Brh. kāṣṭha, cp. Ohg. holz) 1. a piece of wood, esp. a stick used as fuel, chips, firewood S. I, 168=Sn. 462; M. I, 234 (+ kaṭhala); PvA. 256 (+ tiṇa). In phrase “sattussada sa-tiṇa-kaṭṭh’odaka sa-dhañña” (densely populated with good supply of grass, firewood, water, and corn) in ster. description of a prosperous place (cp. Xenophon’s poλis oi)koumέnh eu)dai/mwn kai megaλh) D. I, 87, 111, etc. Both sg. (coll.) & pl. as “sticks” D. II, 341, esp. in phrase kaṭṭhaṃ phāleti to chop sticks Vin. I, 31; Sn. p. 104; J. II, 144; Pv. II, 951 (=PvA. 135), or k°ṃ pāteti (phāṭeti=phāleti? See pāteti) M. I, 21. Frequent also in similes: M. I, 241= II. 93=III, 95 (alla k.); M. III, 242=S. II, 97=IV. 215= V. 212 (dve k.); A. III, 6 (+ kaṭhala); IV, 72 (+ tiṇa); I, 124=Pug. 30, 36 (+ kaṭhala).—2. a piece of stick used for building huts (wattle and daub) M. I, 190. ‹-› 3. a stick, in avalekhana° (for scraping) Vin. II, 141, 221, and in danta° a tooth-pick VvA. 63, etc. (see danta).—4. (adj.) in cpds. =of wood, wooden.

2) Kaṭṭha, 2 (adj.) (Sk. kaṣṭa) bad, useless: see kaṭṭhaka2. Only in cpds.; perhaps also in pakaṭṭhaka.

3) Kaṭṭha, 1 (Sk. kṛṣṭa, pp. of kasati, cp. kiṭṭha) ploughed, tilled Sn. 80; Miln. 255; PvA. 45, 62. a° untilled, unprepared Anvs 27. su° well-ploughed A. I, 229; Miln. 255. (Page 177)

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Katthā (कत्था):—(nm) catechu Terra japonica.

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