Kutilagamin, Kuṭilagāmin: 6 definitions


Kutilagamin 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kutilagamin in Purana glossary
Source: valmikiramayan.net: Srimad Valmiki Ramayana

Kuṭilagāmin (कुटिलगामिन्) refers to that which “moves crookedly” (viz., snakes and rivers in the forest), according to the Rāmāyaṇa chapter 2.28. Accordingly:—“[...] soothening with kind words to Sītā, when eyes were blemished with tears, the virtuous Rāma spoke again as follows, for the purpose of waking her turn back: ‘[...] Snakes dwelling in rivers, moving crookedly like rivers (nadī-kuṭilagāmin), stay obstructing the pathways. Hence, living in forest is a great misery’”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kutilagamin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kuṭilagāmin (कुटिलगामिन्).—mfn. (-mī-minī-mi) Tortuous, going crookedly. E. kuṭila, and gāmin what goes.

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

Kuṭilagāmin (कुटिलगामिन्).—[adjective] going crookedly.

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

Kuṭilagāmin (कुटिलगामिन्):—[=kuṭila-gāmin] [from kuṭila > kuṭ] mfn. going crookedly, tortuous, [Nirukta, by Yāska ix, 26]

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

Kuṭilagāmin (कुटिलगामिन्):—[kuṭila-gāmin] (mī-minī-mi) a. Tortuous, going crookedly.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kutilagamin 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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