Kutsa, Kutsā: 14 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kutsa (कुत्स).—Son of a Rājarṣi called Ruru. Kutsa is mentioned with reference to Indra in many places in the Ṛgveda.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Kutsa (कुत्स).—A son of Cākṣuṣa Manu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 13. 16.

1b) A Bhārgava gotrakara. tripravara.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 195. 22; 196. 37.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Kutsa (कुत्स) is the name of a hero frequently mentioned in the Rigveda, which, however, gives practically no information about him, for he was no doubt already a figure of the mythic past. He is several times called Ārjuneya, ‘descendant of Arjuna,’ and is usually associated with Indra in the exploit of defeating the demon Śuṣṇa and winning the sun. He is said to have defeated Smadibha, Tugra, and the Vetasus, but, on the other hand, he is several times mentioned with Atithigva and Āyu as being vanquished by Indra, his defeat in one passage being attributed to Tūrvayāṇa. Elsewhere he appears with Atithigva as a friend of Indra’s. In the later literature he is seldom mentioned except in connexion with the myth of his binding Indra, which is found in the Brāhmaṇas, and which is based on an obscure verse in the Rigveda.

The Kutsas, or descendants of Kutsa, are mentioned in one hymn of the Rigveda.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kutsā (कुत्सा).—Abuse, contempt, reproach, abusive language; देवतानां च कुत्सनम् (devatānāṃ ca kutsanam) Manusmṛti 4.163; Kathāsaritsāgara 61.298.

-nā Expression of contempt.

See also (synonyms): kutsana.

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

Kutsā (कुत्सा).—f.

(-tsā) Reproach, contempt, censure. E. kuts to despise, aṅ and ṭāp affs.

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

Kutsa (कुत्स).—m. The name of a Ṛṣi, Chr. 296.

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Kutsā (कुत्सा).—[kuts + ā], f. Blaming, Mahābhārata 13, 6589; Blame, 2, 2235.

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

Kutsa (कुत्स).—[masculine] [Name] of a Ṛṣi etc.

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Kutsā (कुत्सा).—[feminine] = kutsana.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Kutsa (कुत्स) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Quoted in Āpastambadharmasūtra 1, 19, 7.

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

1) Kutsā (कुत्सा):—[from kuts] f. reproach, contempt, [Pāṇini; Mahābhārata]

2) Kutsa (कुत्स):—m. Name of a Ṛṣi (called Ārjuneya, author of several hymns of the [Ṛg-veda]; when attacked by the demon Śuṣṇa, Indra defended him and killed the demon; but in other hymns [Ṛg-veda i, 53, 10; ii, 14, 7; iv, 26, 1; viii, 53, 2] Kutsa is represented as persecuted by Indra), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda iv, 29, 5; Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa]

3) Name of a descendant of Aṅgiras (author of the hymns, [Ṛg-veda i, 94-98; 100-115; ix, 97, 45 seqq.]), [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

4) lightning, thunderbolt, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska; Nirukta, by Yāska]

5) (also) a distance of about 30 inches, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) m. [plural] ([Pāṇini 2-4, 65]) the descendants or the family of Kutsa, [Ṛg-veda vii, 25, 5; Lāṭyāyana]

7) n. the plant Costus speciosus or arabicus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. kautsa, puru-kutsa, etc.)

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

1) Kutsa (कुत्स):—(ka, ña) kutsayati, te 10. c. To despise, to blame, to abuse, to revile.

2) Kutsā (कुत्सा):—(tsā) 1. f. Reproach.

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

Kutsa (कुत्स) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Kuccha, Kucchā.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kutsa 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kutsā (कुत्सा):—(nf) vileness, evil/vile feeling.

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