Kupatha, Ku-patha: 9 definitions

Introduction

Kupatha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Kupatha (कुपथ).—A Dānava.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 6. 10; Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 10.

1b) A hill tribe; a mountain kingdom of the south.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 67; Matsya-purāṇa 114. 47. 55; 121. 35.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kupatha (कुपथ) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.59.25, I.65) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kupatha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kupatha : (m.) wrong path.

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

Kupatha, (kuṃ+patha) wrong path (cp. kummagga) Miln. 390. (Page 221)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kupatha (कुपथ).—m (S A bad road.) A lax or devious course; irreligion, heresy, heterodoxy.

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

kupatha (कुपथ).—m A devious course; irreligion, heresy.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kupatha (कुपथ).—

1) a wrong road, bad way (fig. also).

2) a heterodox doctrine.

Derivable forms: kupathaḥ (कुपथः).

Kupatha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ku and patha (पथ).

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

Kupatha (कुपथ).—n.

(-thaṃ) 1. A bad road. 2. Immorality, profligacy. 3. Heterodox doctrine. E. ku bad, and pathin a road; also kāpatha.

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

1) Kupatha (कुपथ):—[=ku-patha] [from ku] a m. a bad road, evil way, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] bad conduct

3) [v.s. ...] heterodox doctrine

4) [v.s. ...] mfn. walking in a wrong road

5) [v.s. ...] m. Name of an Asura or Dānava, [Mahābhārata i, 2664; Harivaṃśa]

6) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] Name of a people, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

7) [=ku-patha] b etc. See 1. ku.

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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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