Kuputra, aka: Ku-putra; 5 Definition(s)

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Kuputra 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Kuputra (कुपुत्र) refers to “wicked son”, which is mentioned as an item of wealth in order to demonstrate the wicked nature of gambling (durodara), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.17.—Accordingly, “[...] better to be issueless (aputratva) than have a wicked son (kuputra) who defiles the entire family (kulapāṃsana). It is the traditional policy to abandon one to save the family. The Brāhmaṇa took his bath, performed his daily rites and married the daughter of a Vedic scholar the same day”.

Source: archive.org: Siva Purana - English Translation
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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kuputra (कुपुत्र).—m (S) A disobedient or disgracing son.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kuputra (कुपुत्र).—m A disobedient or disgracing son.

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

Kuputra (कुपुत्र).—Mars.

Derivable forms: kuputraḥ (कुपुत्रः).

Kuputra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ku and putra (पुत्र).

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Kuputra (कुपुत्र).—a bad or wicked son: यादृशं फल- माप्नोति कुप्लवैः संतरन् जलम् । तादृशं फलमाप्नोति कुपुत्रैः संतरंस्तमः (yādṛśaṃ phala- māpnoti kuplavaiḥ saṃtaran jalam | tādṛśaṃ phalamāpnoti kuputraiḥ saṃtaraṃstamaḥ) || Ms.9.161. कुपुत्रो जायेत क्वचिदपि कुमाता न भवति, देव्यपराध- क्षमापनस्तोत्र (kuputro jāyeta kvacidapi kumātā na bhavati, devyaparādha- kṣamāpanastotra) (ascribed to a later śaṅkarācārya).

Derivable forms: kuputraḥ (कुपुत्रः).

Kuputra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ku and putra (पुत्र).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kuputra (कुपुत्र).—m.

(-traḥ) 1. A son of an inferior degree, as one adopted, &c. 2. A disobedient or wicked son. E. ku, and putra a son.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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