Kotteti, aka: Koṭṭeti; 2 Definition(s)


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koṭṭeti : (kuṭṭ + e) pounds; smashes; beats.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Koṭṭeti, (cp. Sk. kuṭ & kuṭṭa1. explained one-sidedly by Dhtp (91 & 556) as “chedane” which is found only in 3 and adhikuṭṭanā. The meaning “beat” is attributed by Dhtp (557) & Dhtm (783) to root kuṭ3 (see kūṭa3) by expla “akoṭane. ” Cp. also kūṭa4; ākoṭeti & paṭikoṭeti)—1. to beat, smash, crush, pound J. I, 478; VI, 366 (spelt ṭṭh); DhA. I, 25 (suvaṇṇaṃ) 165.—2. to make even (the ground or floor) Vin. II, 291 (in making floors); J. VI, 332.—3. to cut, kill SnA 178 (=hanti of Sn. 121); DhA. I, 70 (pharasunā).—pp. koṭṭita.—Caus. koṭṭāpeti to cause to beat, to massage Vin. II, 266; J. IV, 37 (ṭṭ the only v. l. B.; T. has ṭṭh). (Page 228)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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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