Kota, Koṭa: 12 definitions


Kota means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A Tamil general in charge of the fortification at Kotanagara, which was captured by Dutthagamani in his campaign against the Tamils. Mhv.xxv.13.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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India history and geogprahy

Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Kota (कोत) is the name of a tribe mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. These tribes (eg., the Kotas) migrated to places other than their original settlemenets and gave their names to the janapadas they settled. They replaced the old Vedic tribes in Punjab and Rajasthan though some of them are deemed as offshoots of the main tribe..

Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times

Koṭa is one of the ancient dynasties from India (Āndhradeśa or Andhra Pradesh), conquered and subjugated by Gaṇapatideva  (r. 1199-1262 A.D.) who let them rule their territory as an independent māṇḍalika.—The Koṭas ruled over the Ṣaṭsahasra—the Velanāḍu 6000 country on the Southern bank of the river Kṛṣṇa. These chiefs came to be known as the Koṭas on account of their overlordship over Dharaṇikoṭa. The earliest member of the main branch of the Koṭas was Beta I known from Pedamakkena epigraph. His successor was Bhīma I.

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Kota refers to one of the vernacular languages and dialects of Southern India.—Kota is a mixture of Canarese and Tamil spoken by the Kotas of the Nilgiri hills.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Koṭa.—(LP), also called koṭaḍī; ‘wall of the compound’. Note: koṭa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Koṭa, (fr. kūṭa2) belonging to a peak, in cpd. °pabbata “peak-mountain, ” Npl. Vism. 127 (write as K°), 292. (Page 227)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kōṭa (कोट).—m (kōṭṭa S) A fort, fortress, castle, stronghold, tower &c. 2 The wall of a fort or town. 3 A form of array of troops, the solid square.

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kōṭa (कोट).—f (Contracted from kōṭi S) A hundred lakh, ten millions.

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kōtā (कोता).—a ( P) Deficient, defective, scanty; less, smaller, or shorter than is needed or due.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kōṭa (कोट).—m A fort. The wall of a fort. A coat. f Ten millions.

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kōtā (कोता).—a Deficient, defective, scanty, too small or short.

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kōtā (कोता).—m A monochord fiddle.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Koṭa (कोट).—[kuṭ-ghañ]

1) A fort.

2) A hut, shed.

3) Crookedness (moral also).

4) A beard.

Derivable forms: koṭaḥ (कोटः).

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

Koṭa (कोट).—m.

(-ṭaḥ) 1. A fort, a strong hold. 2. A shed, a hut. 3. Crookedness, (Physical and moral) curvature.

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

Koṭa (कोट).—[masculine] fort, stronghold.

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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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