Kutika, Kuṭikā, Kuṭika, Kuṭīkā: 12 definitions


Kutika means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Kuṭikā (कुटिका) is the name of a Ḍākinī who, together with the Vīra (hero) named Kuṭika forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Medinīcakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the medinīcakra refers to one of the three divisions of the dharma-puṭa (‘dharma layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs [viz., Kuṭikā] and Vīras are yellow in color; the shapes of their faces are in accordance with their names; they have four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: archive.org: Bulletin of the French School of the Far East (volume 5)

Kuṭika (कुटिक) [?] (in Chinese: Kieou-tche-kia) is the name of an ancient kingdom associated with  Jyeṣṭhā or Jyeṣṭhānakṣatra, as mentioned in chapter 18 of the Candragarbha: the 55th section of the Mahāsaṃnipāta-sūtra, a large compilation of Sūtras (texts) in Mahāyāna Buddhism partly available in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese.—Chapter 18 deals with geographical astrology and, in conversation with Brahmarāja and others, Buddha explains how he entrusts the Nakṣatras [e.g., Jyeṣṭhā] with a group of kingdoms [e.g., Kuṭika] for the sake of protection and prosperity.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Kuṭikā (कुटिका) is the name of a weapon, according to chapter 1.3 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.—Accordingly, “[...] whirling in his hands a thunderbolt like a powerful kuṭikā for the sport of drawing here the Śrīs; with the heavens filled with cries of ‘Hail! Hail!’ from a throng of bards, powerful Bāhubali went to the grove purified by the Master’s feet”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kuṭikā : (f.) a hut.

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

Kuṭikā, (f.) from kuṭī (B. Sk. kuṭikā Av. Ś. II. 156) a little hut, usually made of sticks, grass and clay, poetical of an abode of a bhikkhu Vin. III, 35, 41, 42=VvA. 10; PvA. 42, 81; DhA. II, 23. Cp. also tiṇa°, dāru°; arañña° a hut in the woods S. I, 61; III, 116; IV, 380. Often fig. for body (see kāya). Th. 1, 1.—As adj.—°, e.g. aṭṭhakuṭiko gāmo a village of 8 huts Dh. I, 313. (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

Kuṭika (कुटिक).—a. Bent, crooked.

See also (synonyms): kuṭita.

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Kuṭika (कुटिक).—A village under one head-man; एको ग्रामणिको यत्र सभृत्यपरिचारकः । कुटिकं तद्विजानीयादेकभोगः स एव तु (eko grāmaṇiko yatra sabhṛtyaparicārakaḥ | kuṭikaṃ tadvijānīyādekabhogaḥ sa eva tu) Kāmikāgama 2.4.

Derivable forms: kuṭikam (कुटिकम्).

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Kuṭīkā (कुटीका).—A small house.

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

Kuṭikā (कुटिका).—(= Pali id.; see kuṭi), hut, usually as habita-tion of a monk, whether Buddhist or brahmanical: kuṭi- kāya (loc.) Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 115.1 (verse); °kāye (loc.) Mahāvastu i.328.1; parṇa- kuṭikā Mahāvyutpatti 5556; Divyāvadāna 631.10, 13; °kā-dvāre Avadāna-śataka ii.156.5; others Divyāvadāna 338.22; 442.22; 538.20 ff. (of a pratyeka- buddha); yaḥ punar bhiksuḥ sāṃghike vihāre uparivihāyasi kuṭikāyām…niṣīded…[Prātimokṣasūtra des Sarvāstivādins] 506.5—6; in Mahāvyutpatti 8374, Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya iii.87.19, abbreviated designation of one of the saṃghāvaśeṣa sins, consisting in a monk's building a hut for himself in an improper place or manner, in violation of [Prātimokṣasūtra des Sarvāstivādins] 480.8 ff.

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

Kuṭika (कुटिक).—[kuṭ + ika], I. adj. Crooked, Mahābhārata 3, 13454. Ii. f. , The name of a river, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 71, 15 (Gorr. 2, 73, 13, reads kuṭilā).

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

1) Kuṭikā (कुटिका):—[from kuṭaka > kuṭ] a f. a hut, [Divyāvadāna]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a river, [Rāmāyaṇa ii, 71, 15] ([varia lectio] kuṭilā)

3) Kuṭika (कुटिक):—[from kuṭ] a mfn. bent, crooked, [Mahābhārata iii, 13454]

4) Kuṭikā (कुटिका):—[from kuṭika > kuṭ] b f. See kuṭaka.

5) Kuṭīkā (कुटीका):—[from kuṭ] f. a small house (cf. [Harivaṃśa 15829]).

6) Kuṭika (कुटिक):—[from kuṭa-hārikā] b etc. See, [ib.]

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Kutika 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kuṭika (ಕುಟಿಕ):—[noun] = ಕುಟುಕ [kutuka]1.

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Kuṭika (ಕುಟಿಕ):—[noun] a man who gives.

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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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