Katutumbi, Kaṭutumbī, Katu-tumbi: 4 definitions

Introduction

Katutumbi 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Kaṭutumbī (कटुतुम्बी) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant identified with Lagenaria siceraria (calabash or bottle gourd or bitter gourd) from the Cucurbitaceae or “gourd family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.56-57 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Kaṭutumbī is commonly known in Hindi as Kaṭulaukī or Titalaukī; in Marathi as Kaḍu-Bhopālā; in Gujurati as Kaḍavī-Tumbarī; in Kannada as Kahisore; and in Bengali as Titlal..

Kaṭutumbī is mentioned as having eight synonyms: Kaṭuphalā, Tumbinī, Kaṭutumbinī, Bṛhatphalā, Rājaputrī, Tiktabījā and Tumbikā.

Properties and characteristics: “Kaṭutumbī is pungent (kaṭu-rasa) and sharp (tīkṣṇa). It causes vomiting and helps to relieve asthma and vāta-roga. Cures cough, oedema, colics, wounds and poisoning. It also possesses cleansing property”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kaṭutumbī (कटुतुंबी).—f (S) Bottle-shaped and bitter gourd, the plant or its fruit.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaṭutumbī (कटुतुम्बी).—a kind of bitter gourd.

Kaṭutumbī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kaṭu and tumbī (तुम्बी).

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

Kaṭutumbī (कटुतुम्बी).—f. (-mbī) See the preceding. E. kaṭu pungent, here meaning bitterly so, and tumbī a gourd.

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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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