Kuthari, Kuṭhārī: 8 definitions
Kuthari means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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)
Kuthari in India is the name of a plant defined with Triumfetta rhomboidea in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Bartramia indica L. (among others).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Symbolae Botanicae (1794)
· Taxon (1980)
· Systema Naturae
· Fontqueria (1987)
· Adansonia (1963)
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1791)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Kuthari, for example diet and recipes, side effects, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, chemical composition, health benefits, have a look at these references.
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Languages of India and abroad
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)
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.
1) An axe, or hatchet; मातुः केवलमेव यौवनवनच्छेदे कुठारा वयम् (mātuḥ kevalameva yauvanavanacchede kuṭhārā vayam) Bhartṛhari 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.
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.
Kuṭhāri (ಕುಠಾರಿ):—[noun] = ಕುಠಾರ - [kuthara -] 1.
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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.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Kuthari Vihara, Kutharika.
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Gemstones of the Good Dhamma (by Ven. S. Dhammika)
Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)
Chapter 3 - Construction of Forts < [Book 2 - The duties of Government Superintendents]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Story of Kokālika’s mendacious accusations < [Section I.4 - Abstention from falsehood]