Kuntha, Kuṇṭha: 13 definitions



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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Botanical identification of plants described in Mādhava Cikitsā

Kuṇṭha (कुण्ठ) or Kuṣṭha refers to the medicinal plant Saussurea lappa C.B.Cl., and is used in the treatment of atisāra (diarrhoea), according to the 7th century Mādhavacikitsā chapter 2. Atisāra refers to a condition where there are three or more loose or liquid stools (bowel movements) per day or more stool than normal.  The second chapter of the Mādhavacikitsā explains several preparations [including Kuṇṭha] through 60 Sanskrit verses about treating this problem.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kuṇṭha : (adj.) blunt.

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kuntha : (m.) a sort of ant.

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

Kuṇṭha, (cp. kuṇa and kuṇḍa) 1. bent, lame; blunt (of a sword) DhA. I, 311 (°kuddāla); Pug. A. I, 34 (of asi, opp. tikkhina); °tiṇa a kind of grass Vism. 353.—2. a cripple J. II, 117. (Page 220)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kuṇṭha (कुण्ठ).—a.

1) Blunt, dulled; वज्रं तपोवीर्यमहत्सु कुण्ठम् (vajraṃ tapovīryamahatsu kuṇṭham) Ku.3.12, has no effect on &c.; कुण्ठत्वमायाति गुणः कवीनां साहित्यविद्याश्रमवर्जितेषु (kuṇṭhatvamāyāti guṇaḥ kavīnāṃ sāhityavidyāśramavarjiteṣu) Vikr.1.14; Śi.12.12; कुण्ठीभवन्त्यु- पलादिषु क्षुराः (kuṇṭhībhavantyu- palādiṣu kṣurāḥ) Ś. B.

2) Dull, foolish, stupid.

3) Indolent, lazy.

4) Weak.

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

Kuṇṭha (कुण्ठ).—adj. (in Sanskrit only blunt, dull; in Pali also (a) mutilated (person), Jātaka (Pali) ii.117.18, also koṇṭha in same context; compare Sanskrit Dhātup. kuṇṭ-, vikalīkaraṇe; and compare the following items), probably mutilated, maimed (or possibly deformed): Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 426.18 (prose) na kāṇo bhavati na kuṇṭho bhavati na kubjo…

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Kuṇṭhā (कुण्ठा).—(to kuṇṭha, q.v.), name of a rākṣasī: Mahā-Māyūrī 240.6.

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

Kuṇṭha (कुण्ठ).—mfn.

(-ṇṭhaḥ-ṇṭhā-ṇṭhaṃ) 1. Indolent, lazy, slow. 2. Stupid, foolish, a fool E. kuṭhi to be slothful, &c. affix ac.

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

Kuṇṭha (कुण्ठ).—[kuṇṭh + a], adj. Blunt, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 32, 16.

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

Kuṇṭha (कुण्ठ).—[adjective] blunt, dull; [abstract] [feminine], tva [neuter]

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

1) Kuṇṭha (कुण्ठ):—[from kuṇṭh] mfn. ([gana] kaḍārādi) blunt, dull, [Mahābhārata i, 1178; Rāmāyaṇa etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] stupid, indolent, lazy, foolish.

3) Kuntha (कुन्थ):—[from kunth] See bāhu-k.

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

Kuṇṭha (कुण्ठ):—[(ṇṭhaḥ-ṇṭhā-ṇṭhaṃ) a.] Idle, stupid.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Kuṇṭha (कुण्ठ):—kann im comp. vorangehen oder folgen gaṇa kaḍārādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 2, 2, 38.] adj. stumpf: śastra [Suśruta 1, 27, 15. 361, 17.] cakramakuṇṭhamaṇḍalam [Mahābhārata 1, 1178.] (śarāḥ) kuṇṭhadhārāḥ [Rāmāyaṇa 3, 32, 16.] vajraṃ tapovīryamahatsu kuṇṭham [Kumārasaṃbhava 3, 12.] nakhaśreṇi [Prabodhacandrodaja 81, 11.] Uebertr. stumpf, matt, abgenutzt, mitgenommen; akuṇṭha scharf, frisch: akuṇṭhadṛṣṭi [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 2, 2, 21.] rajasā kuṇṭhamanasaḥ [3, 32, 17.] akuṇṭhamedhasaṃ munim [1, 19, 31. 9, 11, 7.] devamakuṇṭhasattvam [3, 8, 3.] akuṇṭhādhiṣṭhya [5, 45.] tatra dānavadaityānāṃ saṅgātte bhāva āsuraḥ . dṛṣṭvā madanubhāvaṃ vai sadyaḥ kuṇṭho vinaṅkṣyati .. [8, 22, 36.] rajaḥkuṇṭhamukhāmbhoja [7, 2, 30.] vāṣpakuṇṭhakaṇṭha [Daśakumāracarita 140, 14.] kuṇṭhatā f. Stumpfheit, Gefühllosigkeit in einem Gliede [Suśruta 1, 349, 6.] — Nach [Amarakoṣa 3, 1, 7.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 353.] [Anekārthasaṃgraha 2, 105] und [Medinīkoṣa ṭh. 3] : indolent; nach [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] und [Medinīkoṣa] ausserdem: einfältig. — Vgl. kuṇṭhita unter 1. kuṇṭh und kālakuṇṭha, vikuṇṭha .

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Kuṇṭha (कुण्ठ):—eig. [Spr. 4267.] viṣāṇa [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 5, 12. 50, 4.] übertr.: akuṇṭhabodha [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 10, 83, 4.] kuṇṭhatva Stumpfheit (des Geistes) [Rājataraṅgiṇī 4, 618.] — Vgl. bāhu .

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Kuntha (कुन्थ):—vgl. bāhu .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Kuṇṭha (कुण्ठ):—Adj. —

1) stumpft.

2) abgestumpft , so v.a. ermattet , erschlafft.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kuntha in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) frustration; comlex; ~[grasta] frustrated, obsessed by frustration; complexed..—kuntha (कुंठा) is alternatively transliterated as Kuṃṭhā.

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