Kurkuta, Kurkuṭa: 7 definitions


Kurkuta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Kurkuta in India is the name of a plant defined with Blepharis ciliaris in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Ruellia persica Burm.f. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Flora Indica (1768)
· Synopseos Plantarum (Persoon) (1806)
· Notes from the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (1956)
· Systema Naturae ed. 12 (1767)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica (1775)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kurkuṭa (कुर्कुट).—

1) A cock.

2) Rubbish.

Derivable forms: kurkuṭaḥ (कुर्कुटः).

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

Kurkuṭa (कुर्कुट).—m. Rubbish (?), [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 118.

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

Kurkuṭa (कुर्कुट):—m. (= kukk) a cock, [Pañcatantra]

[Sanskrit to German]

Kurkuta in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kurkuṭa (ಕುರ್ಕುಟ):—

1) [noun] the male of the chicken; a rooster; a cock.

2) [noun] the female of the domesticated chicken; a hen.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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