Kutumba, Kuṭumba: 10 definitions


Kutumba means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Kuṭumba.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘two’. Note: kuṭumba is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kuṭumba : (nt.) family.

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

Kuṭumba, (nt.) family property & estates J. I, 122, 225; rāja° (and °kuṭumbaka) the king’s property J. I, 369, 439.—kuṭumbaṃ saṇṭhapeti to set up an establishment J. I, 225; II, 423; III, 376. (Page 219)

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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

kuṭumba (कुटुंब).—n (S) A family or household. 2 The mistress of a family, or of the house: also a wife gen.

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

kuṭumba (कुटुंब).—n A family. The mistress of a family or of the house; also a wife gen.

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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

Kuṭumba (कुटुम्ब).—

1) A household, a family; परमियं ब्राह्मणी अस्मिन् कुटुम्बे (paramiyaṃ brāhmaṇī asmin kuṭumbe) Mahābhārata on P.I.4.2. उदारचरितानां तु वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम् (udāracaritānāṃ tu vasudhaiva kuṭumbakam) H.1.68; Y.2.45; Ms.11.12,22; 8.166.

2) The duties and cares of a family; तदु- पहितकुटुम्बः (tadu- pahitakuṭumbaḥ) R.7.71.

3) Name of the second astrological mansion (artha).

-vaḥ, -vam 1 A kinsman, a relation by descent or marriage.

2) Offspring, progeny.

3) A name.

4) Race.

5) A group, collection; Vikr. 1.92.

See also (synonyms): kuṭumbaka.

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

Kuṭumba (कुटुम्ब).—m.

(-mbaḥ) 1. A name. 2. A kinsman, a relation by descent 3. A connexion, a relation by the mother’s side, by marriage, &c. 4. Offspring, progeny. 5. Family, race. E. kuṭumba to support a family, and ac aff.

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

Kuṭumba (कुटुम्ब).—n. 1. Household, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 95. 2. Family, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 22. 3. Family goods, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 199.

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

Kuṭumba (कुटुम्ब).—[neuter] household, family.

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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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