Kutharika, Kuṭhārikā, Kuṭhārika: 9 definitions

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Kutharika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Dhanurveda (science of warfare)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dhanurveda

Kuṭhārikā (कुठारिका) refers to a weapon (“small axe”). It is a Sanskrit word defined in the Dhanurveda-saṃhitā, which contains a list of no less than 117 weapons. The Dhanurveda-saṃhitā is said to have been composed by the sage Vasiṣṭha, who in turn transmitted it trough a tradition of sages, which can eventually be traced to Śiva and Brahmā.

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Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kutharika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kuṭhārika (कुठारिक).—A wood-cutter.

Derivable forms: kuṭhārikaḥ (कुठारिकः).

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Kuṭhārikā (कुठारिका).—A small axe; विपुलविलसल्लज्जावल्लीविदारकुठारिका (vipulavilasallajjāvallīvidārakuṭhārikā) Bh.3.116.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kuṭhārikā (कुठारिका).—f.

(-kā) A small one or adze; also a similarly shaped instrument used in surgery for scarification. E. kan added to the preceding.

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

Kuṭhārika (कुठारिक).—i. e. kuṭhāra + ika, I. m. A wood-cutter, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 310. Ii. f. , A small axe, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 3, 23. A lancet, [Suśruta] 1, 26, 13.

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

Kuṭhārika (कुठारिक).—[masculine] a wood-cutter (axe-bearer).

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

1) Kuṭhārikā (कुठारिका):—[from kuṭhāraka > kuṭhā-ṭaṅka] f. a small axe, [Bhartṛhari iii, 23]

2) [v.s. ...] a similarly shaped instrument (used in surgery for scarification), [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a woman [gana] śubhrādi.

4) Kuṭhārika (कुठारिक):—[from kuṭhā-ṭaṅka] m. a wood-cutter, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

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

Kuṭhārikā (कुठारिका):—(kā) 1. f. A small axe.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kutharika 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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