Kattha, Kaṭṭha: 6 definitions

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kattha [ਕਾੱਠਾ] in the Punjabi language is the name of a plant identified with Rubia cordifolia L. from the Rubiaceae (Coffee) family having the following synonyms: Rubia cordata, Galium cordifolium, Rubia scandens. For the possible medicinal usage of kattha, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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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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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

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

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Kaṭṭha (कट्ठ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kaṣṭa.

2) Kaṭṭha (कट्ठ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kāṣṭha.

3) Kaṭṭha (कट्ठ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kṛṣṭa.

4) Kaṭṭhā (कट्ठा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kāṣṭhā.

5) Kattha (कत्थ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kattha.

6) Kattha (कत्थ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kutaḥ.

7) Kattha (कत्थ) also relates to the Sanskrit words: Kva, Kutra.

8) Kattha (कत्थ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kathya.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kattha (कत्थ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kattha.

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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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