Kautuhalya, Kautūhalya: 3 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kautūhalya (कौतूहल्य).—[kūtūhala-aṇ]

1) Desire, curiosity, interest; विषयव्यावृत्तकौतूहलः (viṣayavyāvṛttakautūhalaḥ) V.1.9; Ś1.

2) Eagerness, vehement or eager desire; कौतूहलानुप्रवणा (kautūhalānupravaṇā) (kathā) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.37.3.

3) Anything exciting curiosity, a wonder, curiosity; Meghadūta 49.

4) A solemn ceremony.

Derivable forms: kautūhalyam (कौतूहल्यम्).

See also (synonyms): kautūhala.

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

Kautūhalya (कौतूहल्य):—[from kautūhala] n. curiosity [gana] brāhmaṇādi.

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