Kutaka, aka: Kuṭaka, Kūṭaka; 8 Definition(s)


Kutaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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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1) Kuṭaka (कुटक).—(c) a kingdom through which Ṛṣabha passed. Arhat was king.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 6. 7 and 9.

2) Kūṭaka (कूटक).—A mountain in Bhāratavarṣa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 19. 16.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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India history and geogprahy

Kūṭaka.—(EI 5), probably, headman of the cultivators; same as Grāmakūṭaka. (IE 8-5; EI 4, 26), tax for the maintenance of the Kūṭaka; see pravaṇikara-kūṭaka-prabhṛti-samasta-adāya (Ep. Ind., Vol. IV, p. 101). (CII 4), a measure of capacity. (EI 2), a load or measure of salt. Note: kūṭaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Kuṭaka, a cheat Pgdp 12; read kūtaka. So also in gāma kuṭaka S. II, 258. (Page 219)

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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Marathi-English dictionary

kuṭakā (कुटका).—m A bit or piece; a bit gen. (as broken off from a stick, a cake of bread, a cocoanut &c.); a bit of string or rope. ku0 tōḍuna dēṇēṃ (To break off and give a piece of what one may be eating or using; so as to leave the applicant without excuse for staying longer.) To refuse flatly.

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kutakā (कुतका).—m A pestle or muller (for grinding bhang &c.) 2 fig. A blow, thump, stroke.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kuṭakā (कुटका).—m A piece, bit.

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

Kuṭaka (कुटक).—A plough without a pole.

-kaḥ The post round which the string of the churning-stick passes. (pl.) Name of a people; कोङ्कवेङ्ककुटकानां राजा (koṅkaveṅkakuṭakānāṃ rājā) Bhāg.5.6.9.

Derivable forms: kuṭakam (कुटकम्).

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Kūṭaka (कूटक).—a. Fraudulent, false, base (as a coin); Y.2.241.

-kam 1 Fraud, deceit, trick.

2) Elevation, prominence.

3) The body of a plough, a plough-share.

-kaḥ 1 A braid or trees of hair.

2) A perfume.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kuṭaka (कुटक).—[, acc. to Index read kaṭuka, q.v.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kūṭaka (कूटक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Unfair, fraudulent. n.

(-kaḥ) A ploughshare. m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A braid or tress of hair. 2. A perfume: see murā. E. kūṭ to cut, and kvun 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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