Kukshi, Kukṣi, Kukṣī: 11 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Kukṣi and Kukṣī can be transliterated into English as Kuksi or Kukshi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Kukṣi (कुक्षि).—To Svāyambhuva Manu the son of Brahmā were born two sons called Priyavrata and Uttānapāda by his wife Śatarūpā, and Kardama Prajāpati married the daughter of Priyavrata. And, to them were born three sons called Samrāṭ, Kukṣi and Virāṭ. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 18).

2) Kukṣi (कुक्षि).—A well known Asura King. An aspect of this Asura was later reborn as King Pārvatīya. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 67, Verse 56).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Kukṣi (कुक्षि).—A disciple of Pauṣyañti. Learnt a hundred Sāmasamhītas.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 6. 79.

2a) Kukṣī (कुक्षी).—A daughter of the Progenitor Kardama.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 14. 8.

2b) A daughter of Priyavrata.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 33. 8; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 1. 5.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Kukshi is a King of the Solar dynasty. He is the son of Ikshvaku and the father of Vikukshi. Rama, the hero of Ramayana was his descendant.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kukṣi (कुक्षि).—m (S Amongst the unlearned fem) A side of the body, a flank. 2 The belly, or cavity of the abdomen.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kukṣi (कुक्षि).—m f A side of the body. The belly.

context information

Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kukṣi (कुक्षि).—

1) The belly (in general); जिह्मिताध्मातकुक्षिः (jihmitādhmātakukṣiḥ) (bhujagapatiḥ) Mk.9.12.

2) The womb, the part of the belly containing the foetus; कुम्भीनस्याश्च कुक्षिजः (kumbhīnasyāśca kukṣijaḥ) R.15.15; Śi.13.4.

3) The interior of anything; विभक्तात्मा विभु- स्तासामेकः कुक्षिष्वनेकधा (vibhaktātmā vibhu- stāsāmekaḥ kukṣiṣvanekadhā) R.1.65 (where the word is used in sense 2 also.)

4) A cavity in general.

5) A cavern, cave; अद्रिकुक्षौ हैमवताच्च कुक्षेः (adrikukṣau haimavatācca kukṣeḥ) R.2.38,67; a valley; अस्तीह हिमवत्कुक्षौ देशः पृथ्वीशिरोमणिः (astīha himavatkukṣau deśaḥ pṛthvīśiromaṇiḥ) Ks.65.214.

6) The sheath of a sword.

7) Name of Bali.

8) A bay, gulf.

Derivable forms: kukṣiḥ (कुक्षिः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kukṣi (कुक्षि).—(and kukṣimatī; in Sanskrit only m., except according to one Lex. f., and meaning only belly or womb; so also Pali, Prakrit kucchi), as fem., Lalitavistara 75.6 (verse) kukṣiye (loc. sg.) pratiṣṭhitaṃ; (like garbha) with meaning embryo (and hence kukṣimatī, pregnant): Mahāvastu ii.432.11 devīye kukṣiḥ pratilab- dhā (the queen conceived); evaṃ dāni pañca devīśatāni kukṣimantāni (so Senart; mss. °matinī, °matīnāṃ; read °matīni?) saṃvṛttāni; Divyāvadāna 264.10 kukṣimaty eṣā nūnam asyāḥ prasavakāla iti.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kukṣi (कुक्षि).—m.

(-kṣiḥ) The belly, the cavity of the abdomen. E. kuṣi to extract, and ksi affix; see the preceding.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kukṣi (कुक्षि).— (vb. kuc), m. 1. The belly, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 70, 34. 2. Cavity, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 281. 3. A cavern, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 2, 38. 4. A bay, Mahābhārata 3, 793. 5. A proper name, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 70, 21.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kukṣi (कुक्षि).—[masculine] belly, womb (also kukṣī [feminine]); cave, valley.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Kukṣī (कुक्षी):—[from kukṣa] f. idem, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

2) Kukṣi (कुक्षि):—[from kukṣa] m. ([f., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]]) the belly, cavity of the abdomen (in the earlier language generally used in [dual number] [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Atharva-veda])

3) [v.s. ...] the interior of anything, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] the womb, [Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa x, 60 etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] a cavity in general (e.g. adri-kukṣi, cavity of a mountain, [Raghuvaṃśa ii, 38]), [Mahābhārata iii, 10694 etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] a valley, [Kathāsaritsāgara lxv, 214]

7) [v.s. ...] (with sāgara or samudra) an ocean-cavity id est. a bay, gulf, [Mahābhārata; Pañcatantra]

8) [v.s. ...] the sheath of a sword, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] steel, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Priya-vrata and Kāmyā, [Harivaṃśa 59]

11) [v.s. ...] of Bali, [Harivaṃśa 191]

12) [v.s. ...] of a king, [Mahābhārata i, 2692]

13) [v.s. ...] of a son of Ikṣvāku and father of Vikukṣi, [Rāmāyaṇa]

14) [v.s. ...] of a teacher, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

15) [v.s. ...] of a region [gana] dhūmādi

16) [v.s. ...] (is) f. Name of a daughter of Priyavrata and Kāmyā, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa];

17) [v.s. ...] cf. [Latin] coxa, coxendix; [Greek] κοχώνη ?; Old [German] būh; [modern] [German] Bauch.

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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. 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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