Kutta, Kuṭṭa: 20 definitions


Kutta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, biology, Tamil. 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

Nirukta (Sanskrit etymology)

Source: archive.org: Hindu Mathematics (etymology)

Kuṭṭa (कुट्ट) [as well as kuṭṭaka, kuṭṭākāra and kuṭṭīkāra] are all derived from the root kuṭṭ “to crush”, “to grind”, “to pulverise” and hence etymologically they mean the act or process of “breaking”, “grinding”, “pulverising” as well as an instrument for that, that is, “grinder”, “pulveriser”.

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Nirukta (निरुक्त) or “etymology” refers to the linguistic analysis of the Sanskrit language. This branch studies the interpretation of common and ancient words and explains them in their proper context. Nirukta is one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas.

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Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: archive.org: Hindu Mathematics

Kuṭṭa (कुट्ट) is another name for Kuṭṭaka (“indeterminate analysis of the first degree”), according to the principles of Bījagaṇita (“algebra” or ‘science of calculation’), according to Gaṇita-śāstra, ancient Indian mathematics and astronomy.—The subject of indeterminate analysis of the first degree is generally called by the Hindus kuṭṭaka, kuṭṭākāra, kuṭṭīkāra or simply kuṭṭa. The names kuṭṭākāra and kuṭṭa occur as early as the Mahābhāskarīya of Bhāskara I (522). In the commentary of the Āryabhaṭīya by this writer we find the terms kuṭṭaka and kuṭṭākāra. Brahmagupta has used kuṭṭaka, kuṭṭākāra, and kuṭṭa. Mahāvīra, it appears, had a preferential liking for the name kuṭṭīkāra.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kutta in the Malayalam language is the name of a plant identified with Xylosma longifolia from the Salicaceae (Willow) family. For the possible medicinal usage of kutta, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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

1) Kutta in India is the name of a plant defined with Pennisetum glaucum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Setaria glauca (L.) P. Beauv. (among others).

2) Kutta is also identified with Setaria verticillata It has the synonym Panicum verticillatum L. (etc.).

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

· Econ. Bot. (1977)
· Cat. Sem. Hort. Berol. (1871)
· Enumeratio Plantarum Horti Botanici Berolinensis, …
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1986)
· Der Naturforscher (1788)
· Zeitschrift für Naturwissenschaften (1907)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kutta, for example diet and recipes, health benefits, extract dosage, side effects, chemical composition, pregnancy safety, 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

kutta : (nt.) behaviour; coquetry.

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

1) Kuṭṭa, 2 (of doubtful origin & form, cp. var. BSk. forms koṭṭa-rājā, koṭa° & koḍḍa°, e.g. MVastu I. 231) only found in cpds. °dārūni sticks in a wattle & daub wall Vism. 354, and in kuṭṭa-rājā subordinate prince, possibly kuḍḍa° a wattle and daub prince S. III, 156 (v. l. kuḍḍa°); =V. 44 (v. l. kujja°); cp. kuḍḍa° J. V, 102 sq. , where expl. pāpa-rājā, with vv. ll. kuṭa and kūṭa. See also khujja and khuddaka-rājā. (Page 219)

2) Kuṭṭa, 1 (cp. koṭṭeti, kuṭ to crush, which is explained by Dhtp (90, 555) & Dhtm (115, 781) together with koṭṭ by chedana; it is there taken together with kuṭ of kūṭa1, which is explained as koṭilla) powder. Sāsapa° mustard powder Vin. I, 205; II, 151 (at the latter passage to be read for °kuḍḍa, cp. Vin Texts III, 171), 205. (Page 219)

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Kutta, (nt.) (Der. fr. kattā=Sk. kṛtṛ as kṛttra=P. kutta, cp. Sk. kṛtrima artificial=P. kuttima, in caus.—pass. sense=kappita of kḷp)) “being made up. ” 1. Work. The beginning of things was the work of Brahmā. The use of kutta implies that the work was so easy as to be nearer play than work, and to have been carried out in a mood of graceful sport. D. III, 28.—2. behaviour, i.e. charming behaviour, coquetry J. II, 329, combined with līḷā (graceful carriage) J. I, 296, 433; and with vilāsa (charming behaviour) J. II, 127; IV, 219, 472; itthi° and purisa° A. IV, 57=Dhs. 633 (expl. at DhsA. 321 by kiriyā).—As adj. in kuttavāla, well arranged, plaited tails D. I, 105 (explained at DA. I, 274 as kappita-vāla; cp. kappita). (Page 220)

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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

kuṭṭā (कुट्टा).—m (kuṭṭaṇēṃ) Powder of pounded lāhyā. 2 Beating, thumping, pommeling. v kāḍha, nigha g. of o.

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

kuṭṭā (कुट्टा).—m Beating, drubbing, pommelling. kāḍha, nigha.

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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

Kuṭṭa (कुट्ट).—a. (At the end of comp.) Dividing, cutting; grinding;

-ṭṭaḥ (in Math.) A multiplier.

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

Kuṭṭā (कुट्टा).—and kuṭṭāvitā, two large numbers or ways of calculation (gaṇanā), Mahāvyutpatti 7983 and 7984 (cited from Lalitavistara), for Lefmann's kuruṭu and kuruṭāvi, qq.v.; Tibetan gcod rtogs ([Tibetan-English Dictionary] = kuṭṭa-cinta) and gcod rtogs ldan, which should render °vatī, as suggested in note to Mahāvyutpatti 7984 (for °vitā).

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

Kuṭṭa (कुट्ट).—[kuṭṭ + a], adj., f. ṭī, 1. Latter part of compound words, e. g. aśmakuṭṭa, i. e. aśman-, adj. Breaking with a stone, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 6, 17. 2. A multiplier.

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

Kuṭṭa (कुट्ट).—[adjective] sqashing, stamping, crushing, hammering.

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

1) Kuṭṭa (कुट्ट):—[from kuṭṭ] mfn. ifc. breaking or bruising, grinding, etc. cf. aśma-k, śilā-k

2) [v.s. ...] m. a multiplier such that a given dividend being multiplied by it and a given quantity added to (or subtracted from) the product, the sum (or difference) may be measured by a given divisor.

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

Kuṭṭa (कुट्ट):—(ka) kuṭṭayati 10. a. To cut; to grind; to censure. kuṭṭati. 1. a. kuṭṭayati. 10. a. To heat.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kutta 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

Kuttā (कुत्ता):—(nm) a dog; (in mechanics) detent; a worthless fellow, flunkey, ~[tte kā kāṭanā, pāgala] to run amuck, to go berserk; [kutte kī duma kabhī sīdhī nahīṃ hotī, katte kī pūṃcha ṭeḍhī kī ṭeḍhī] natural characteristics persist forever, a leopard never changes its stripes; curst cows have short horns; [kutte kī jiṃdagī jīnā] to live a dog’s life; [kutte kī nīṃda] dog-sleep; [kutte kī mauta maranā] to die a dog’s miserable death; [kutte ke bhauṃkane se hāthī nahīṃ ḍaratā] the dog barks while the elephant passes by; [kutte taka ko nahīṃ dutkāra sakatā] not to be able to say go to a goose.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Kuṭṭa (कुट्ट) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kuṭṭ.

2) Kuṭṭa (कुट्ट) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kuṭa.

3) Kutta (कुत्त) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kutaka.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kutta (ಕುತ್ತ):—

1) [noun] lack of something essential or required; imperfection; a defect; a deficiency.

2) [noun] an unhealthy condition of the body (or a part of it) or the mind; illness, sickness; a disease.

3) [noun] the condition of adverse fortune; adversity; difficulty; a danger.

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Kuttā (குத்தா) noun A herring. See குத்துவா. [kuthuva.]

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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