Kotira, Koṭira, Koṭīra: 8 definitions
Kotira 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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa
Koṭīra (कोटीर) refers to “matted hair”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 11.18.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Koṭira (कोटिर).—[koṭiṃ rāti rā-ka Tv.]
1) The hair collected on the forehead by ascetics in the shape of a horn.
2) An ichneumon.
3) An epithet of Indra.
Derivable forms: koṭiraḥ (कोटिरः).
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Koṭīra (कोटीर).—[koṭimīrayati īr aṇ Tv.]
1) A diadem, crown; यत्पादाम्बुजचुम्बिनां सुरपतेः कोटीरगारुत्मतस्तोमानां तुलसीदलप्रकरतः (yatpādāmbujacumbināṃ surapateḥ koṭīragārutmatastomānāṃ tulasīdalaprakarataḥ) Viś. Guṇā.26.
2) A crest.
3) The hair collected (by ascetics) on the forehead in the shape of a horn, matted hair in general; कोटीरबन्धनधनुर्गुणयोगपट्टव्यापारपार- गममुं भज भूतभर्तुः (koṭīrabandhanadhanurguṇayogapaṭṭavyāpārapāra- gamamuṃ bhaja bhūtabhartuḥ) N.11.18; कठोरे कोटीरे स्खलसि जहि जम्भा- रिमुकुटम् (kaṭhore koṭīre skhalasi jahi jambhā- rimukuṭam) Ā. L.
Derivable forms: koṭīraḥ (कोटीरः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ) 1. An ichneumon, (Viverra ichneumon.) 2. An insect, coccinella of various kinds: see indragopa. 3. A name of Indra. E. koṭi excellence, and ra what possesses.
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(-raḥ) 1. Long entangled hair. 2. A crest, a diadem. E. kuṭ to be crooked, iran affix and the radical vowel converted.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Koṭira (कोटिर):—[from koṭa] m. the hair (collected on the forehead in the shape of a horn), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] an ichneumon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] (= koṭika) an insect (coccinella of various kinds), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] Name of Indra, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) Koṭirā (कोटिरा):—[from koṭira > koṭa] f. Name of one of the mothers in Skanda’s retinue, [Mahābhārata ix, 2632] (koṭarā [varia lectio])
6) Koṭīra (कोटीर):—[from koṭa] m. (= ṭira) long entangled hair, [Naiṣadha-carita xi, 18]
7) [v.s. ...] a crest, diadem, [Pārśvanātha-caritra ii, 1 and 54.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Koṭira (कोटिर):—(raḥ) 1. m. An ichneumon; an insect (Coccinella); Indra.
2) Koṭīra (कोटीर):—(raḥ) 1. m. Long entangled hair; a crest, a diadem.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] a circlet or headdress, often of gold and jewels, worn by a monarch as an emblem of sovereignty.
2) [noun] the hair collected and tied in any mode (as in the shape of a horn by an ascetic).
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Kotiratna.
Ends with: Harakotira.
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