Kotaka, aka: Koṭaka; 4 Definition(s)


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India history and geogprahy

Koṭaka.—(Ep. Ind., Vol. XIV, p. 313), ‘a district’; same as koṭṭaka; cf. koṭṭa-viṣaya. Note: koṭaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Koṭaka (कोटक).—a. Curving, bending.

-kaḥ 1 A builder of sheds, thatcher.

2) A mixed caste (offspring of a mason by a daughter of a potter).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Koṭaka (कोटक).—m., Mvy 9423, acc. to Tibetan and Chin. iron- rust. Ed. suggests em. kiṭṭakam, = Sanskrit (lauha)kiṭṭa and Lex. kiṭṭaka, nt., iron-rust; compare kiṭāla-.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Koṭaka (कोटक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Who or what curves or bends. m.

(-kaḥ) A thatcher, a builder of huts, &c. E. kuṭ to be crooked, ṇvul aff.

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