Utkoca: 6 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Utkocha.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Utkoca (उत्कोच).—A holy place. Dhaumya, the younger brother of Devala lived in Utkocatīrtha. The Pāṇḍavas went there and made Dhaumya a priest. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 182).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Utkoca (उत्कोच).—[utkuc-añ]

1) A bribe (lit. bending one from the right path); Śukra.1.297; उत्कोचमिव ददती (utkocamiva dadatī) K.232; Dk.155; उत्कोचजीविनो द्रव्यहीनान् कृत्वा विवासयेत् (utkocajīvino dravyahīnān kṛtvā vivāsayet) Y.1. 339. संगम्योत्कोचदानादि दत्त्वा सैन्यं प्रयाच्यताम् (saṃgamyotkocadānādi dattvā sainyaṃ prayācyatām) Parṇāl.5.44.

2) Receiving a bribe; उत्कोचैर्वञ्चनाभिश्च कार्याण्यनुविहन्ति च (utkocairvañcanābhiśca kāryāṇyanuvihanti ca) Mb.12.56.51.

3) Penalty, tribute; Hch.4. (Gīrvāṇa.)

Derivable forms: utkocaḥ (उत्कोचः).

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

Utkoca (उत्कोच).—mf.

(-caḥ-cā) A bribe. E. ut before kuc to be crooked, ka aff.

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

Utkoca (उत्कोच).—i. e. ud-kuc + a, m. Bribe, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 363.

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

1) Utkoca (उत्कोच):—[=ut-koca] [from ut-kuc] a m. winding off

2) [v.s. ...] unbinding [commentator or commentary] on [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] bribery, corruption, [Yājñavalkya i, 339.]

4) [=ut-koca] b etc. See ut-kuc.

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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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