Kattu, Kat‍tu, Kāṭṭu, Kaṭṭū: 5 definitions


Kattu means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, Tamil. 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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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kattu : (m.) maker; doer; an author; the subject of a sentence.

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

Kattu°, 1. base of inf. kattuṃ (of karoti), in compds °kamyatā willingness to do something Vbh. 208; Vism. 320, 385; DhA. III, 289; °kāma desirous to do Vin. II, 226. °kāmatā desire to do or to perform Vism. 466; VvA. 43.—2. base of kattar in compn. (Page 183)

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Kaṭṭu (कट्टु) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Karttṛ.

2) Kaṭṭu (कट्टु) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kṛtvā.

3) Kattu (कत्तु) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Karttṛ.

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kaṭṭu (ಕಟ್ಟು):—

1) [verb] to bind a) to tie together; make fast or tight, as with a rope or band; b) to hold, obstruct or restrain as if tied or tied down or checked by a dam; c) to put or keep in prison; to jail; to imprison.

2) [verb] to build; to construct.

3) [verb] to wear (as a cloth ornament, etc.); to put on (as a role in a drama, cinema etc.).

4) [verb] to cause to wear (as a cloth ornament, etc.).

5) [verb] to predetermine; to regulate; to control.

6) [verb] to attack from all or almost all sides.

7) [verb] (a female of an animal) to be impregnated with the male gamete.

8) [verb] to win, control, succeed, etc. by using a magical power.

9) [verb] to pay or deposit money (as fees, fine, etc.).

10) [verb] to fix the price, value etc.

11) [verb] (fig.) to have, possess (cow, oxen etc.).

12) [verb] to create a poetical or musical work; to compose.

13) [verb] to make up (a story, reason, lie, etc.); to fabricate.

14) [verb] to develop and improve (something); to build up.

15) [verb] to gather together (number of persons, esp. soldiers).

16) [verb] ಕಟ್ಟಿಕೊಳ್ಳು [kattikollu] kaṭṭikoḷḷu to earn; to receive as an income; to get as a reward for one’s deed; 2. to stop; to obstruct; to avoid; 3. to engage in or carry on (a war, struggle, etc.); 4. to keep asisd for; to earmark; 5. to support one of the parties in a discussion, dispute; 6. to gather (a few people) around oneself; ಕಟ್ಟಿಟ್ಟಬುತ್ತಿ [kattittabutti] kaṭṭiṭṭabutti (fig. said of any inevitable result of an action) a result, effect or an award one is sure of getting; ಕಟ್ಟಿಡು [kattidu] kaṭṭiḍu to earmark (something) for a definite purpose; 2. to keep (something) aside; to not raise (the matter, objection, challenge, etc.); ಕಟ್ಟಿದುದು [kattidudu] kaṭṭidudu the destiny a) the seemingly inevitable or necessary succession of events; b) what will necessarily happen to any person or thing; (one’s) fate; ಕಟ್ಟಿಬರು [kattibaru] kaṭṭibaru to come in group (as a group of soldiers attacking someone or something); 2. (fig.) (unfriendly feeling, hostility, hatred; dislike, etc.) to grow (between); ಕಟ್ಟಿಹೋರು [kattihoru] kaṭṭi hōru to fight unyieldingly; ಕಟ್ಟಿದ ಮನೆ ಮೆಟ್ಟಲಿಲ್ಲ, ಅಟ್ಟಿಕೊಂಡುಬಂದೆಯೊ ಯಮನೆ [kattida mane mettalilla, attikomdubamdeyo yamane]? kaṭṭida mane meṭṭalilla, aṭṭikoṇḍu bandeyo Yamane? Death never waits for one to be ready for it; ಕಟ್ಟಿಕೊಟ್ಟ ಬುತ್ತಿ, ಹೇಳಿಕೊಟ್ಟ ಮಾತು ಎಷ್ಟು ದೂರ ಬಂದೀತು [kattikotta butti, helikotta matu eshtu dura bamditu]? kaṭṭikoṭṭa butti, hēḷikoṭṭa mātu eṣṭu dūra bandītu? (prov.) one must depend on one’s prudence, rather than depending always on another’s advice; ಕಟ್ಟುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಎತ್ತು ಇಲ್ಲ, ಬಿತ್ತುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ರಾಗಿಯಿಲ್ಲ, ಕೂರಿಗೆ ಹೊತ್ತುಕೊಂಡು ಕುಣಿದ [kattuvudakke ettu illa, bittuvudakke ragiyilla, kurige hottukomdu kunida] kaṭṭuvudakke ettu illa, bittuvudakke rāgiyilla, kūrige hottukoṇḍu kuṇida plan not your project, when means are not available with you; count not four, except you have them in a wallet.

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Kaṭṭu (ಕಟ್ಟು):—

1) [noun] that which binds; fetter; manacle; shackle.

2) [noun] the fact or an instance of being bound.

3) [noun] any line or thing marking a limit; bound; border.

4) [noun] an ornamental metal-cone, ring or frame used to embelish something.

5) [noun] a regulation; a rule a prescribed guide for conduct or action; the laws or regulations prescribed by the founder or reformer of a religious order for observance by its members; an accepted procedure, custom or habit; a regulation by law governing procedure or controlling conduct.

6) [noun] a number of things tied, wrapped together; a bundle; a package or parcel.

7) [noun] the condition, quality or period of being pregnant (said of an animal).

8) [noun] an avoiding, by magical powers, of evil spirits entering.

9) [noun] the supposed use of an evil supernatural power over people and their affairs; witchcraft; black magic.

10) [noun] the act or an instance of excluding, by an act of ecclesiastical authority, from the sacraments, rights, and privileges of a religious or social system; excommunication.

11) [noun] a structure (usu. temporary) made for the purpose of providing shelter to.

12) [noun] a bundle of files or papers.

13) [noun] ಕಟ್ಟಾಗು [kattagu] kaṭṭāgu to be stopped; to be avoided; to be imprisoned; ಕಟ್ಟುಪಡು [kattupadu] kaṭṭupaḍu = ಕಟ್ಟಾಗು [kattagu]; ಕಟ್ಟಿಕ್ಕು [kattikku] kaṭṭikku to put a strip of cloth, with or without medicines, on an injured part of a person; ಕಟ್ಟಿನಜ್ವರ [kattinajvara] kaṭṭinajvara a fever that recurs in regular intervals; ಕಟ್ಟುಮಾಡು [kattumadu] kaṭṭu māḍu to restrict; to restain; 2. to imprison; to jail; 3. to order; to command; to issue regulation; ಕಟ್ಟುಹರಿದ ಪಂಜು [kattuharida pamju] kaṭṭu harida panju (fig.) that which has transgressed the limits, rules, social or moral regulations, etc.

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Kaṭṭu (ಕಟ್ಟು):—

1) [noun] a liquid in which red gram (pulse of Cajanus indicus, a leguminous plant) or any other pulse is boiled without spices but strained, (prescribed esp. for patients to have it with boiled rice); a soup-like dish.

2) [noun] ಕಟ್ಟಿನಾಂಬರ [kattinambara] kaṭṭinambara a liquid made with such a soup and spices; ಕಟ್ಟಿನಾಂಬ್ರ [kattinambra] kaṭṭinambra = ಕಟ್ಟಿನಾಂಬರ [kattinambara].

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Kattu (ಕತ್ತು):—

1) [verb] to catch fire.

2) [verb] to be lighted; to be made to give off light.

3) [verb] to cause to give off light; to light.

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Kattu (ಕತ್ತು):—[verb] to shout aloud, as in anger or pain; to scream; to bellow.

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Kattu (ಕತ್ತು):—

1) [noun] the part of the body connecting the head to the shoulders; the neck.

2) [noun] the shoulder a) the joint connecting the arm or forelimb with the body; b) the part of the body including this joint and extending to the base of the neck.

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Kattu (ಕತ್ತು):—

1) [noun] writing done by hand with a pen, pencil, etc.

2) [noun] a person’s particular style of writing.

3) [noun] a man who writes (usu. whose work or occupation is writing); a writer.

context information

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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