Kutra: 13 definitions


Kutra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, 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)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Kutra in India is the name of a plant defined with Eleusine coracana in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cynosurus coracanus L. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Grasses of Ceylon (1956)
· Nuovo Giornale Botanico Italiano (1919)
· Atti dell’Istituto Botanico dell’Università di Pavia (1944)
· Lidia (1999)
· Museum Senckenbergianum (1837)
· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1832)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kutra, for example chemical composition, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, health benefits, extract dosage, side effects, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kutra : (adv.) where?

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kutrā (कुत्रा).—m A dog. 2 fig. A vile, snarling, currish person. See phrases under kutrēṃ.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kutrā (कुत्रा).—m A dog. Fig. A vile, snarl- ing, currish person.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kutra (कुत्र).—ind.

1) Where, in which place; कुत्र मे शिशुः (kutra me śiśuḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1. प्रवृत्तिः कुत्र कर्तव्या (pravṛttiḥ kutra kartavyā) H.1.

2) In which case; तेजसा सह जातानां वयः कुत्रोपयुज्यते (tejasā saha jātānāṃ vayaḥ kutropayujyate) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.328.

3) How little consistent with, or different from; कुत्राशिषः श्रुतिसुखा मृगतृष्णिरूपाः (kutrāśiṣaḥ śrutisukhā mṛgatṛṣṇirūpāḥ) Bhāgavata 79.25. (kutra is sometimes used for the loc. sing. kim). When connected with the particles चिद्, चन (cid, cana) or अपि, कुत्र (api, kutra) becomes indefinite in sense. कुत्रापि, कुत्रचित् कुत्रचन (kutrāpi, kutracit kutracana) somewhere, anywhere; न कुत्रापि (na kutrāpi) nowhere; कुत्रचित् कुत्रचित् (kutracit kutracit) in one place-in another place, here-here; विशिष्टं कुत्रचिद्बीजम् (viśiṣṭaṃ kutracidbījam) Manusmṛti 9.34.

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

Kutra (कुत्र).—ind. Where, wherein, in what place. E. ku substituted for kiṃ what, and tral aff.

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

Kutra (कुत्र).—i. e. ka + va + tra (cf. kim and ku), adv. 1. Where, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 34, 21. 2. Whither, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 25, 5. 3. kutra

— kva are used to denote a great difference, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 7, 9, 25. 4. With following api, Somewhere, Mārk. P. 8, 120. 5. With following cid, a. In some, [Pañcatantra] 256, 6. b. Somewhere, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 1, 5. With preceding na, Nowhere, Mahābhārata 3, 10359; [Pañcatantra] 36, 22. c. kutra cid

— kutra cid, In some cases

— in others, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 34. 6. With preceding yatra and following ca, In whomsoever even, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 8, 8, 22.

— Cf. [Gothic.] hvathro and hvar; Engl. whither; [Latin] cur.

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

Kutra (कुत्र).—(kutrā) [adverb] where? whither? on what account? for what purpose? With cid & api indef. anywhere, somewhere. kutra cid [with] neg. nowhere; kutra cid

kutra cid here—there, sometimes — sometimes; kutra—kva = kva—kva.

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

1) Kutra (कुत्र):—ind. ([from] 1. ku), where? whereto? in which case? when? [Ṛg-veda] etc.

2) wherefore? [Pañcatantra; Hitopadeśa]

3) [kutra-kva], where (this) -where (that) id est. how distant or how different is this from that, how little is this consistent with that? [Bhāgavata-purāṇa vii, 9, 25.] kutra becomes indefinite when connected with the particles api, cid e.g. kutrāpi, anywhere, somewhere, wherever, to any place, wheresoever, [Pañcatantra; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

4) kutrā cid ([Ṛg-veda]) or kutra cid ([Rāmāyaṇa] etc.), anywhere, somewhere, wheresoever

5) na kutra cid, nowhere, to no place whatsoever, [Mahābhārata; Pañcatantra]

6) = kasmiṃś-cid e.g. kutra cid araṇye, in a certain wood, [Pañcatantra]

7) [kutra cid-kutra cid], in one case-in the other case, sometimes-sometimes, [Manu-smṛti ix, 34]

8) yatra kutra cid, wherever it be, here or there [commentator or commentary] on [Kapila’s Sāṃkhya-pravacana i, 69.]

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

Kutra (कुत्र):—adv. Where?

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

Kutra (कुत्र) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Kattha, Kahi, Kahiā, Kahiṃ, Kuttha.

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Kutra 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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