Putti, Puṭṭi, Puttike, Pūṭṭi: 4 definitions


Putti means something in the history of ancient India, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Puṭṭi.—(CITD), Telugu; a measure equal to twenty tūmus; also called khaṇḍi (spelt candy in English and found as khaṇḍikā in Sanskrit inscriptions) and regarded as equal to between 800 and 1000 seers. Khaṇḍi at Masulipatam has 3 weights, viz. 488 pounds for tobacco, 500 pounds for metals, hardware, etc., and 560 pounds for sugar, dates and other soft articles. The puṭṭi and its fractions also denote the area of the land that is supposed by some to produce the particular quantities of grain. According to some, it is a land measure equal to 8 acres being presumably the area which can be sown with a puṭṭi of grain. There were different kinds of puṭṭis, e. g. gāl- puṭṭi. Cf. also pelle-puṭṭi regarded as equal to 80 kuñcas and Malaca-puṭṭi or Malacca ton as equal to 300 to 240 kuñcas. (EI 4, 27), a land and grain measure. (IE 8-5), same as Telugu puṭṭi-dosillu, ‘a fee of two hand- fuls from each puṭṭi of grain paid to the village-servants’. Note: puṭṭi 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 mythology, zoology, 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Puttī (पुत्ती) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Putrī.

2) Puttī (पुत्ती) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Potī.

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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

Puṭṭi (ಪುಟ್ಟಿ):—

1) [noun] a container made of interwoven cane, strips of wood, thin bamboo slits, etc.; a basket.

2) [noun] a wicker boat woven of cane and covered with leather.

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Puṭṭi (ಪುಟ್ಟಿ):—

1) [noun] a very young girl.

2) [noun] a term of endearment used in calling a girl.

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Puṭṭi (ಪುಟ್ಟಿ):—[noun] an old measure of capacity.

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Puṭṭi (ಪುಟ್ಟಿ):—

1) [noun] a box or other shelter for a colony of domestic bees; beehive.

2) [noun] the structure made or the place chosen by birds for laying their eggs and sheltering their young; a nest.

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Puṭṭi (ಪುಟ್ಟಿ):—[noun] a woven or knitted fabric of fibrous material, as cotton, wool, silk, synthetic fibers, etc.; cloth.

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Puṭṭike (ಪುಟ್ಟಿಕೆ):—[noun] = ಪುಡಿಕೆ [pudike].

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Puttike (ಪುತ್ತಿಕೆ):—

1) [noun] a variety of bee that is small in size.

2) [noun] any of an order (Isoptera) of pale-coloured social insects having a soft body and living in colonies composed of winged forms that mate and wingless workers and soldiers that are usu. sterile or immature, and which are very destructive to wooden structures and are found in the temperate zones and esp. in the tropics; a white ant; a termite.

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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

Puṭṭi (புட்டி) noun < pṛṣṭha. Waist; இடை. புட்டியிற் சேறும் புழுதியும் [idai. puttiyir serum puzhuthiyum] (நாலாயிர திவ்யப்பிரபந்தம் பெரிய.ாழ். [nalayira thivyappirapandam periyazh.] 1, 7, 6).

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Puṭṭi (புட்டி) noun < puṣṭi.

1. Stoutness, robustness; பருமை. புட்டிபடத் தசநாடியும் பூரித்து [parumai. puttipadath thasanadiyum purithu] (திருமந். [thiruman.] 574).

2. Fatness, plumpness; கொழுப்பு. [kozhuppu.] Colloq.

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Puṭṭi (புட்டி) noun cf. French boutaille. [Telugu: K. buḍḍi.] Bottle, flask; குப்பி. [kuppi.]

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Puṭṭi (புட்டி) noun [Telugu: puṭṭi.]

1. Measure of capacity = 750 Madras paṭi; ஒருவகை முகத்த லளவை. [oruvagai mugatha lalavai.]

2. Land measure = 8 to 11½ acres; நிலவளவை வகை. [nilavalavai vagai.]

3. Measure of capacity = about ½ Madras measure; சிறுபடி. [sirupadi.]

4. Bazaar weight = 20 maṇu = 500 lbs.; ஒருவகை நிறுத்த லளவை. [oruvagai nirutha lalavai.]

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Putti (புத்தி) noun < buddhi.

1. Reason, power of discernment or judgment, one of the four species of antakkaraṇam, q.v.; அந்தக்கரணம் நான்கனுள் ஆராய்ந்துதெளியுங் கரணம். [anthakkaranam nankanul araynthutheliyung karanam.] (சிவஞானபோதச் சிற்றுரை [sivagnanapothas sirrurai] 4, 1, 2.)

2. Intellect, understanding, knowledge, wisdom; ஞானம். புத்தி புகுந்தவா [gnanam. puthi pugunthava] (திருவாசகம் [thiruvasagam] 13, 19).

3. Instinct, instinctive knowledge, as that of animals; இயற்கையுணர்வு. [iyarkaiyunarvu.]

4. Instruction, admonition, counsel, exhortation; போதனை. [pothanai.] (W.)

5. Wise plan, method; நல்லுபாயம். [nallupayam.] (W.)

6. Remedy, antidote; பரிகாரம். [parigaram.] (W.)

7. A term signifying acceptance of the word of a superior by an inferior, used in response; தாழ்ந்தோர் தலை வர்க்குத் தம் சம்மதமுணர்த்துஞ் சொல். நம்பனே புத்தியென்று நலத்தகு சிற்பர் போந்து [thazhnthor thalai varkkuth tham sammathamunarthugn sol. nambane puthiyenru nalathagu sirpar ponthu] (விநாயகபு. [vinayagapu.] 3, 10). Colloq.

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Putti (புத்தி) noun < bhukti.

1. Enjoyment; possession; அனுபோகம். உயரந்தணீர் புத்திநல்குவ தொன்று [anupogam. uyaranthanir puthinalkuva thonru] (காஞ்சிப்புராணம் முப்புரா. [kanchippuranam muppura.] 7).

2. (Astrology) Sub-division of a tacai period; கிரகதசையின் உட்பிரிவு. [kiragathasaiyin udpirivu.]

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Pūṭṭi (பூட்டி) noun Feminine of பூட்டன். [puttan.] Great-grandmother; பாட்டனைப் பெற்ற தாய். [pattanaip perra thay.]

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Putti (புத்தி) noun < French bouteille. Bottle; புட்டி. [putti.] Pond.

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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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