Kotika, Koṭika: 12 definitions


Kotika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. 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: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Koṭika (कोटिक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.52.5, I.57) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Koṭika) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Koṭikā.—a load [of cloth] (Ep. Ind., Vol. XIV, p. 309). (EI 14), a measure. Note: koṭikā 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 mythology, zoology, 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

Koṭika, (adj.) (fr. koṭi) 1. having a point or a top, with ref. to the human teeth as eka°, dvi°, ti°, catu°, or teeth with one, two, etc., points Vism. 251.—2. having an end or climax SA on pariyanta (see KS. p. 320); āpāna° lasting till the end of life Miln. 397: Vism. 10. ‹-› 3. referring to (both) ends (of saṃsāra), in ubhato° pañhā questions regarding past & future M. I, 393 sq. (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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Koṭika (कोटिक).—a. Forming the highest point of anything.

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

Koṭika (कोटिक).—m.

(-kaḥ) An insect, coccinella of various kinds; this is most usually read koṭira.

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

Koṭika (कोटिक).—m. 1. A worm, Jaṭādh. in ŚKd.; f. kā, mānuṣa-ko- ṭikā, A worm-like woman, [Pañcatantra] 44, 25. 2. A kind of frog, [Suśruta] 2, 290, 7. 3. A proper name, Mahābhārata 3, 15586.

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

1) Koṭika (कोटिक):—[from koṭa] m. ([scilicet] maṇḍūka) a kind of frog, [Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] an insect (coccinella of various kinds), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of the son of a prince, [Mahābhārata iii, 15586]

4) Koṭikā (कोटिका):—[from koṭika > koṭa] f. ‘lowest end of anything’, the vilest of (in [compound]), [Pañcatantra]

5) [v.s. ...] the plant Trigonella corniculata, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

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

Koṭika (कोटिक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A worm.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Koṭika (कोटिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Koḍia.

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Kotika 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

Kōṭika (ಕೋಟಿಕ):—[adjective] highest; being at the peak.

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Kōṭika (ಕೋಟಿಕ):—[noun] the highest point; summit; apex.

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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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