Kotte: 3 definitions


Kotte means something in the history of ancient India, biology. 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.

India history and geography

Source: academia.edu: The Chronological History of Ancient Sri Lanka

The kingdom close to Kolamba (Colombo) was referred to as Kotte. Chulavamsa mentions that Mayadhanu of the 4th century founded his kingdom in Gangasiripura near Kolamba. Seemingly, Cholas occupied Anuradhapura in the northern Sri Lanka in the 4 th century. Thus, Gangasiripura continued to be the royal capital till 12th century. Prince Sapumal Kumaraya conquered Jaffna in 1391. Later, he killed Jayavira to capture Kotte Kingdom. He renamed it as “Sri Jayavardhanapura”.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Kotte in India is the name of a plant defined with Ziziphus xylopyrus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Zizyphus caracutta Roxb. (among others).

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

· Observationes Botanicae (Retzius) (1781)
· Tentamen Florae Abyssinicae (1847)
· Species Plantarum, ed. 4

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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

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Koṭṭe (ಕೊಟ್ಟೆ):—

1) [noun] the stonelike seed of certain fruits, as of mango; a stone; a seedpod.

2) [noun] a seed in gen.

3) [noun] a relatively thin, flat piece of a metal or stone.

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Koṭṭe (ಕೊಟ್ಟೆ):—

1) [noun] a cup made of the areca sheet.

2) [noun] the place used by certain insects as dwelling place or for laying their eggs; a nest.

3) [noun] a sheet used to cover the arecanut bunches on the tree.

4) [noun] a kind of pudding made in a cup of arecanut sheet and cooked in steam.

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Koṭṭe (ಕೊಟ್ಟೆ):—

1) [noun] the quality or fact of being vain or excessively proud of oneself or one’s qualities or possessions; self-conceit; vanity.

2) [noun] a wild, lawless person, often a member of a gang of criminals; a scoundrel.

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Koṭṭe (ಕೊಟ್ಟೆ):—

1) [noun] the perennial vine Citrullus colocynthus ( = Cucumis colocynthis) of Cucurbitaceae family; colocynth.

2) [noun] its fruit which is dried and used in making a strong cathartic.

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Koṭṭe (ಕೊಟ್ಟೆ):—[noun] the dried gourd of certain plants, used as a floating aid or dried nut (as coconut, areca nut, etc.).

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Kōṭṭe (ಕೋಟ್ಟೆ):—[noun] = ಕೋಟೆ [kote].

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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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