Kundakita, aka: Kuṇḍakīṭa, Kunda-kita; 2 Definition(s)


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Kuṇḍakīṭa (कुण्डकीट).—

1) a keeper of concubines.

2) a follower of the Chārvāka doctrine, an atheist.

3) a Brāhmaṇa born in adultery.

Derivable forms: kuṇḍakīṭaḥ (कुण्डकीटः).

Kuṇḍakīṭa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kuṇḍa and kīṭa (कीट). See also (synonyms): kuṇḍīkīṭa.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kuṇḍakīṭa (कुण्डकीट).—m.

(-ṭaḥ) 1. A follower of the Charvaka doctrine, or the tenets of those sects who deny the authority of the Vedas. 2. The son of a woman of the Brahminical tribe born in adultery, particularly with a man of an inferior caste. 3. A keeper of concubines, a man who has female slaves. E. kuṇḍa a pool, &c. and kīṭa a worm, a reptile.

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