Kuttimita, Kuṭṭimita: 2 definitions


Kuttimita 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

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Kuṭṭimita (कुट्टिमित) or Kuṭṭamita is an Alaṃkāra term signifying “the obstructive yet graceful movements of a young woman pretending to be angry at the importunities of a lover”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 21.30. Here the word [kuṭṭimita] meas simply “graceful movements”. It is used in Kuṭṭanīmata (verse 151); in Bṛhatkarthāmañjarī 9.2.1281-2 and in Haravijaya 3.22.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kuṭṭimita (कुट्टिमित).—= कुट्टमित (kuṭṭamita) q. v.

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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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