Kuttana, Kuṭṭana: 10 definitions


Kuttana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Kuṭṭana (कुट्टन, “threshing”) refers to a specific gesture (āṅgika) made with the chin (cibuka), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. These gestures form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Kuṭṭana (कुट्टन).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with the chin (cibuka);—Instructions: when the upper teeth clatter with the lower ones. Uses: in fear, cold, attack of old age, and sickness.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: archive.org: Sardhatrisatikalottaragama

Kuṭṭana (कुट्टन) refers to “pounding (the earth)” which is prescribed as one of the operations/ preliminary ceremonies related to the kuṇḍa (“fire-pit”), according to the various Āgamas and related literature. Kuṭṭana is mentioned in the Mataṅgapārameśvara (Kriyā-pāda, chap 4), Acintyaviśvasādākhya (chapter 14), Kiraṇa-āgama (kriyā-pāda, chpater 4), Pūrvakāmika-āgama (chapter 8), Ajita-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 21) and the Svāyambhuva-āgama (chapter 17).

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kuṭṭaṇa (कुट्टण).—n (kuṭṭana S Pounding.) fig. Beating, thumping, drubbing, thrashing. v kāḍha, nigha g. of o. & s.

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kuṭṭana (कुट्टन).—n S Pounding: bruising or rough breaking.

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

kuṭṭaṇa (कुट्टण).—n Pounding. Fig. Beating, thrashing. v. kāḍha, nigha.

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kuṭṭana (कुट्टन).—n Pounding. Fig. Beating, thrashing. v. 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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kuṭṭana (कुट्टन).—

1) Cutting.

2) Pounding; नैसर्गिकी सुरभिणः कुसुमस्य सिद्धा मूर्ध्नि स्थितिर्न मुसलैर्बत कुट्टनानि (naisargikī surabhiṇaḥ kusumasya siddhā mūrdhni sthitirna musalairbata kuṭṭanāni) Māl.9.5. (v. l.).

3) Abusing, censuring.

Derivable forms: kuṭṭanam (कुट्टनम्).

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

Kuṭṭana (कुट्टन).—(m. or nt.), in ayo-kuṭṭanehi kuṭṭīyantā Mahāvastu i.6.5 (prose), being pounded with iron hammers. Cf. Pali ayo-kūṭa, and Sanskrit kūṭa, iron hammer (once, Mahābhārata); the word kuṭṭana is found in Sanskrit as noun of action, pounding (compare kuṭṭ-ayati); our form looks like an etymological blending, with influence of the ‘Morengesetz’ (§ 3.4a).

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

Kuṭṭana (कुट्टन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Pounding, grinding, cutting, dividing. 2. Abusing. f. (-nī) A bawd, a procuress, a go-between. E. kuṭṭ to cut, lyuṭ and ṅīṣ affs.

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

Kuṭṭana (कुट्टन).—[neuter] stamping, pounding, beating; [feminine] ī = kuṭṭinī.

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

1) Kuṭṭana (कुट्टन):—[from kuṭṭ] n. cutting

2) [v.s. ...] pounding, grinding, beating, threshing, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa] etc. (cf. śilā-k)

3) [v.s. ...] abusing

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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. 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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