Kautilya, Kauṭilya: 14 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Kauṭilya (कौटिल्य).—See under Cāṇakya.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Kauṭilya (कौटिल्य).—The Brāhmaṇa who was responsible for vanquishing the Nandas and anointing Chandragupta Maurya.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 143; Matsya-purāṇa 272. 22; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 330; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 24. 26-7.
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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
Kauṭilya (कौटिल्य) is the name of an important person (viz., an Ācārya or Kavi) mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—In the second chapter of Kāvyamīmāṃsā, Rājaśekhara refer Kauṭilya. He also well-known as Cāṇakya, chief minister of during the reign of Candragupta Marya. He composed the work of Arthaśāstra.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
kauṭilya (कौटिल्य).—n S Crookedness. 2 fig. Perverseness, malignity, vileness.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
kauṭilya (कौटिल्य).—n Crookedness. Fig. Perverseness, malignity, vileness.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kauṭilya (कौटिल्य).—[cf. nityaṃ kauṭilye gatau P.III.1.23.]
1) Crookedness (lit. and fig.); कौटिल्यं कचनिचये करचरणा- धरतलेषु रागस्ते (kauṭilyaṃ kacanicaye karacaraṇā- dharataleṣu rāgaste) K. P.
3) dishonesty, fraud; यो मित्राणि करोत्यत्र न कौटिल्येन वर्तते (yo mitrāṇi karotyatra na kauṭilyena vartate) Pt.2.185.
-lyaḥ 'The crooked', Name of Chāṇakya, a celebrated writer on civil polity, (the work being known as cāṇkya- nīti), the friend and adviser of Chandragupta and a very important character in the Mudrārākṣasa; कौटिल्यः कुटिलमतिः स एष येन क्रोधाग्नौ प्रसभमदाहि नन्दवंशः (kauṭilyaḥ kuṭilamatiḥ sa eṣa yena krodhāgnau prasabhamadāhi nandavaṃśaḥ) Mu.1.7; स्पृशति मां भृत्यभावेन कौटिल्यशिष्यः (spṛśati māṃ bhṛtyabhāvena kauṭilyaśiṣyaḥ) Mu.7.
-śāstram Chāṇakya's doctrine (diplomacy).
Derivable forms: kauṭilyam (कौटिल्यम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-lyaṃ) 1. Crookedness. 2. Dishonesty. 2. An Epithet of Chanakya. E. kuṭila, and ṣyañ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kauṭilya (कौटिल्य).—i. e. kuṭila + ya, n. 1. Crispness (as of hair), [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 205. 2. Deceitfulness, [Pañcatantra] 99, 9.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kauṭilya (कौटिल्य).—[neuter] crookedness, deceit, falsehood.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Kauṭilya (कौटिल्य) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Nītiśāstra. Oppert. Ii, 6246.
—[commentary] 6247. He is quoted by Kṣīrasvāmin on Amarakośa, by Mallinātha, Hemacandra Oxf. 185^b.
1) Kauṭilya (कौटिल्य):—[from kauṭilika] m. ([from] kuṭila), Name of Cāṇakya, [Daśakumāra-carita; Mudrārākṣasa]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of a grammarian (?), [Hemacandra; Mallinātha on Kumāra-sambhava vi, 37] and on [Raghuvaṃśa iii f.; xv and xvii f.]
3) [v.s. ...] n. crookedness, curvature, curliness of the hair, [Pāṇini 3-1, 23; Pañcatantra]
4) [v.s. ...] falsehood, dishonesty, [Pañcatantra; Rājataraṅgiṇī]
5) [v.s. ...] a kind of horse-radish, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)
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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
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