Muttu: 2 definitions



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Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Muttu (“pearl”) is one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Kurubas (a tribe of South India). The Kurubas are sub-divided into clans or gumpus, each having a headman or guru called a gaudu, who gives his name to the clan. And the clans are again sub-divided into gotras or septs (viz., Muttu).

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Muṭṭu (ಮುಟ್ಟು):—

1) [verb] to come into phisical contact; to touch (with the hand, fingers or any part of the body).

2) [verb] to reach (a place, esp. destination).

3) [verb] to come toward or near.

4) [verb] to touch the food, water etc. (with the purpose of eating or drinking it).

5) [verb] to have sexual intercourse.

6) [verb] to be paid (as a debt).

7) [verb] to take or receive something for purpose of using, enjoying.

8) [verb] to get, have; to obtain.

9) [verb] to pierce, seize with the teeth; tobite.

10) [verb] to eat; to consume (as food).

11) [verb] ಮುಟ್ಟಿದರೆ ಮುರುಟಿ [muttidare muruti] muṭṭidare muruṭi = ಮುಟ್ಟಿದರೆ ಮುನಿ [muttidare muni]; ಮುಟ್ಟಿದರೆ ಮುನಿ [muttidare muni] muṭṭidare muni the plant Mimosa pudica of Mimosaceae family; touch-me-not; 2. an over-sensitive person.

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Muṭṭu (ಮುಟ್ಟು):—

1) [noun] the act of touching; a physical contact.

2) [noun] nearness; proximity.

3) [noun] religious defilement.

4) [noun] the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant woman from puberty to menopause; menses.

5) [noun] any article or device used or needed in a given activity; an implement.

6) [noun] the wooden frame of a maddaḷe, a percussion instrument.

7) [noun] a stick used in playing a percussion instrument.

8) [noun] a hindrance; an impediment.

9) [noun] the state of being completely bewildered; bewilderment; utter confusion.

10) [noun] gain; benefit; advantage.

11) [noun] the state or condition of being the same in power, value, rank, etc.; equality; parity.

12) [noun] ಮುಟ್ಟಾಗು [muttagu] muṭṭāgu ( a woman) to have the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus to be ejected; ಮುಟ್ಟು ನಿಲ್ಲು [muttu nillu] muṭṭu nillu (menstruation) to come to an end; to be ceased; ಮುಟ್ಟು ನೀರು [muttu niru] muṭṭu nīru a bathing of a woman on the third day of her menstruation.

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Muttu (ಮುತ್ತು):—

1) [verb] to fill oneself complete by pervading throughout.

2) [verb] to surround entirely; to envelop.

3) [verb] to set a military attack on; to invade; to attack.

4) [verb] to come in large number and gather at a place; to assemble.

5) [verb] ಮುತ್ತಿಕೊಳ್ಳು [muttikollu] muttikoḷḷu to surround in large numbers; 2. to cover from all sides; 3. to attack; to invade.

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Muttu (ಮುತ್ತು):—

1) [adjective] inspiring love or affection; lovable.

2) [adjective] pleasing or attractive in a delicate or graceful way (as dif. from having striking beauty).

3) [adjective] pleasing to hear.

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Muttu (ಮುತ್ತು):—

1) [noun] a pampering; love; affectgion.

2) [noun] the act or an instance of kissing; a kiss.

3) [noun] tolerant behaviour that leads or has led to lenience and undue freedom.

4) [noun] the quality of pleasing or being attractive in a delicate or graceful way rather than through striking beauty; prettiness.

5) [noun] a child’s play that is attractive in this manner.

6) [noun] a beloved person.

7) [noun] the lip or lips.

8) [noun] that which was or is wished for.

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Muttu (ಮುತ್ತು):—[noun] = ಮುತ್ತುಗ [muttuga].

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Muttu (ಮುತ್ತು):—

1) [noun] a smooth lustrous round structure inside the shell of a clam or oyster, much valued as a jewel; a pearl.

2) [noun] a kind of ornament for the nose, having a few pendants.

3) [noun] a pearl which is supposed to be in the temple of an elephant.

4) [noun] (fig.) a mode of addressing one’s dear ones.

5) [noun] (sometimes sarc.) a drop of tear.

6) [noun] that which is most excellent of its kind.

7) [noun] ಮುತ್ತಿನಾರ [muttinara] muttināra an ornamental string of pearls; ಮುತ್ತಿನುಂಡೆ [muttinumde] muttinuṇḍe a bunch of pearls; ಮುತ್ತಿನೋಲೆ [muttinole] muttinōle an ear-ornament set with pearl or pearls; ಮುತ್ತಿನಾರತಿ [muttinarati] muttinārati a waving of lights keeping the votive lamps in a plate inlayed with pearls.

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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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