Kuthari, Kuṭhārī: 7 definitions


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

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kuṭhārī : (f.) an axe; hatchet.

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

Kuṭhārī, (f.) (cp. Sk. kuṭhāra, axe=Lat. culter, knife from *(s)qer, to cut, in Lat. caro, etc). An axe, a hatchet Vin. III, 144; S. IV, 160, 167; M. I, 233=S. III, 141; A. I. 141; II, 201; IV, 171; J. I, 431; DhA. III, 59; PvA. 277. Purisassa hi jātassa kuṭhārī jāyate mukhe “when man is born, together with him is born an axe in his mouth (to cut evil speech)” S. I, 149=Sn. 657=A. V, 174. (Page 219)

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kuṭhārī (कुठारी).—

1) An axe, or hatchet; मातुः केवलमेव यौवनवनच्छेदे कुठारा वयम् (mātuḥ kevalameva yauvanavanacchede kuṭhārā vayam) Bh.3.11.

2) A sort of hoe or spade; Kau. A.2.3.

-raḥ A tree.

See also (synonyms): kuṭhāra.

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

Kuṭhārī (कुठारी).—(= Pali and Sanskrit Lex. id.; in Sanskrit lit. only °ra, m., whereas Pali records only the f.), axe, hatchet: Mahāvastu i.16.14 vāsīhi paraśūhi kuṭhārīhi; ii.35.13 (verse) kuṭhāri- hastā (short i m.c.); Udānavarga viii.2 kuṭhāri (v.l. °rī; metrical(ly) in- different) jāyate mukhe (same verse, with kuṭhārī, in Pali, Sn 657 et al.).

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

Kuṭhārī (कुठारी):—[from kuṭhāra > kuṭhā-ṭaṅka] f. an axe, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kuṭhārī (कुठारी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kuhāḍī.

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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

Kuṭhāri (ಕುಠಾರಿ):—[noun] = ಕುಠಾರ - [kuthara -] 1.

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Kuṭhāri (ಕುಠಾರಿ):—

1) [noun] a man carrying or holding an axe (as a weapon, as a guard).

2) [noun] any of numerous climbing birds of the family Picidae, having a hard, pointed, chisel like bill for hammering repeatedly into wood to get insects, stiff tail feathers to support, and usu. bright plumage; a wood-pecker.

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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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