Kupakacchapa, aka: Kupa-kacchapa, Kūpakacchapa; 2 Definition(s)


Kupakacchapa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Kupakachchhapa.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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kūpakacchapa (कूपकच्छप).—m (S Well-tortoise.) kūpamaṇḍūka m (S Well-frog.) Terms for a person brought up in the narrow circle of home, ignorant of public life and mankind.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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

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Kūpakacchapa (कूपकच्छप).—म (ma) () ण्डूकः -की (ṇḍūkaḥ -kī) (lit.) a tortoise or frog in a well; (fig.) an inexperienced person, one who has had no experience of the world at large, a man of limited ideas who knows only his own neighbourhood; oft. used as a term of reproach; यद्यसौ कूपमाण्डूकि तवैतावति कः स्मयः (yadyasau kūpamāṇḍūki tavaitāvati kaḥ smayaḥ) Bk.5.85.

Derivable forms: kūpakacchapaḥ (कूपकच्छपः).

Kūpakacchapa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kūpa and kacchapa (कच्छप).

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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