Kukshi, aka: Kukṣi, Kukṣī; 6 Definition(s)


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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


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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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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)

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.

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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

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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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