Kotayati, Koṭayati: 1 definition


Kotayati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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

Koṭayati (कोटयति).—(compare ākoṭayati; simplex app. not otherwise recorded, compare koṭanaka), (1) strikes: Divyāvadāna 114.22 nagara- dvāraṃ triḥ (text tri-, here and in all the following) koṭayitavyam; tri(ḥ) koṭite dvāre Divyāvadāna 115.27; 117.4, 13; (dvāramūlaṃ…) tri(ḥ) koṭayati Divyāvadāna 115.27 (note 117.26 dvāraṃ trir ākoṭayati); (2) ppp. covered (with gold, silver, and jewels; perhaps orig. studded, from struck), so Tibetan, gyogs pa: Lalitavistara 236.9 (verse) svarṇarūpya-maṇi-koṭitā mahī kaṇṭhakasya caraṇai parāhatā, the earth, covered [Page194-a+ 71] with gold, silver, and gems, was struck by the feet of Kaṇ- ṭhaka. (Or could it mean the earth, as it was struck by the feet of K., was hit with gold, silver, and gems, with which the gods had magically shod the horse's feet? Tibetan favors the other.)

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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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