Kotavi, Koṭavī: 10 definitions


Kotavi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology, Tamil. 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)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Koṭavī (कोटवी).—The goddess enshrined at Koṭitīrtham.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 37.
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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)

Kotavi in India is the name of a plant defined with Achyranthes aspera in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Centrostachys indica Standl. (among others).

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

· Acta Botanica Indica (1982)
· Recent Res. Pl. Sci. (1979)
· Economic Botany (1981)
· Contraception (2006)
· Flora Indica (1824)
· Veterinary and Human Toxicology (2003)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kotavi, for example diet and recipes, chemical composition, pregnancy safety, health benefits, side effects, extract dosage, have a look at these references.

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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

Koṭavī (कोटवी).—

1) A naked woman; पाटयन्क्षुरिकाघातैः कोटवीस्तनकोटरम् (pāṭayankṣurikāghātaiḥ koṭavīstanakoṭaram) Rāj. T.5.44.

2) An epithet of the goddess Durgā (represented as naked).

See also (synonyms): koṭarī.

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

Koṭavī (कोटवी).—f. (-vī) 1. A naked woman. 2. A name of Durga. E. koṭa crookedness, and to get or receive, ka and ṅīṣ affixes; also koṭṭavī, and koṭarī.

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

1) Koṭavī (कोटवी):—[from koṭa] f. (for koṭṭ) a naked woman, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] a form of Durgā and mother of Bāṇa, [Harivaṃśa] ([varia lectio] koṭṭ)

3) [v.s. ...] Name of the tutelar deity of the Daityas, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa] ([varia lectio] koṭṭ).

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

Koṭavī (कोटवी):—(vī) 3. f. A naked woman; the goddess Durgā.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kotavi 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kōṭavi (ಕೋಟವಿ):—

1) [noun] a naked woman.

2) [noun] Durga, a form of Pārvati.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Kōṭavi (கோடவி) noun < kōṭavī. Durgā; துர்க்கை. (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [thurkkai. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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