Kotthu, Koṭṭhu, Kot‍thu: 3 definitions


Kotthu means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kotthu : (m.) a jackal.

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

Koṭṭhu, see kotthu. (Page 228)

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Kotthu, (koṭṭhu J only: cp. Sk. kroṣṭu, of kruś) a jackal D. III, 25, 26; M. I, 334; Nd1 149 (spelt koṭṭhu); J. VI, 537 (°sunā: explained by sigāla-sunakhā, katthu-soṇā ti pi pāṭho). kotthuka (and koṭṭhuka)=prec. S. I, 66 (where text has kutthaka) J. II, 108; Miln. 23. (Page 228)

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Koṭṭhu (कोट्ठु) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kroṣṭhṛ.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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