Kusumita, aka: Kusumitā; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Kusumitā (कुसुमिता) refers to one of the 135 metres (chandas) mentioned by Nañjuṇḍa (1794-1868 C.E.) in his Vṛttaratnāvalī. Nañjuṇḍa was a poet of both Kannada and Sanskrit literature flourished in the court of the famous Kṛṣṇarāja Woḍeyar of Mysore. He introduces the names of these metres (eg., Kusumitā) in 20 verses.

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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kusumita : (adj.) in flower; blooming.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Kusumita, (adj.) in flower, blooming VvA. 160, 162. (Page 224)

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

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Kusumita (कुसुमित).—a. [kusuma + itac P.V.2.36] Flowered, furnished with flowers.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kusumita (कुसुमित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Flowered, budded, in flower. E. kusuma, and itac aff.

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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