Kaunteya: 10 definitions


Kaunteya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kaunteya (कौन्तेय) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.24.17) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kaunteya) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Kaunteya in India is the name of a plant defined with Terminalia arjuna in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Terminalia glabra R.Br. ex Benth. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Fl. Austral. (1864)
· Prodromus Florae Peninsulae Indiae Orientalis (1834)
· Taxon (1979)
· Taxon (1981)
· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (1828)
· Plant Systematics and Evolution (1996)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaunteya (कौन्तेय).—[kuntyāḥ apatyaṃ ḍhak] 'Son of Kunti', an epithet of Yudhiṣṭhira, Bhīma or Arjuna. Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 1.27;2.14.

Derivable forms: kaunteyaḥ (कौन्तेयः).

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

Kaunteya (कौन्तेय).—m.

(-yaḥ) Either of the Pandu princes. E. kuntī, and ḍhak affix, son of Kunti.

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

Kaunteya (कौन्तेय).—i. e. kuntī + eya, metronym., m. A son of Kuntī, [Nala] 1, 17.

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

Kaunteya (कौन्तेय).—[masculine] metron. of the Pandavas.

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

1) Kaunteya (कौन्तेय):—m. [metronymic] [from] Kuntī, Name of Yudhiṣṭhira, Bhīma-sena, and Arjuna, [Mahābhārata iii, 19; Nalopākhyāna; Hitopadeśa]

2) the tree Terminalia Arjuna, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kaunteya (कौन्तेय):—(yaḥ) 1. m. A Pandu prince.

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Kaunteya 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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