Kukkutika, Kukkuṭikā: 5 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Kukkutika means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kukkutika in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kukkuṭikā (कुक्कुटिका).—A female attendant of Skanda. (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 46, Verse 15).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kukkuṭikā (कुक्कुटिका) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.14). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kukkuṭikā) 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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

See Gokulika.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kukkutika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kukkuṭikā (कुक्कुटिका):—[from kukkuṭaka > kukkuṭ] f. Name of one of the mothers in Skanda’s retinue, [Mahābhārata ix, 2633.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Kukkuṭikā (कुक्कुटिका):—f. Nomen proprium einer der Mütter im Gefolge Skanda's [Mahābhārata 9, 2633.]

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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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