Utkocaka: 6 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Utkochaka.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Utkocaka (उत्कोचक).—An ancient holy place. Dhaumya did tapas here, and it was here that the Pāṇḍavas took Dhaumya as their priest. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 152, Verses 2-6).

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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

Utkocaka (उत्कोचक).—a. Bribed.

-kaḥ 1 A bribe.

2) The receiver of a bribe; Ms.9.258.

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

Utkocaka (उत्कोचक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. The receiver of a bride. 2. A bride. E. ut before kuc to be crooked, vun affix or kan added to the last.

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

Utkocaka (उत्कोचक).—i. e. ud-kuc + aka, I. adj., One who receives bribes, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 258. Ii. (n.) The name of a holy place, Mahābhārata 1, 6914.

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

Utkocaka (उत्कोचक).—[adjective] accessible to bribes (cf. [preceding]).

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

1) Utkocaka (उत्कोचक):—[from ut-kuc] mfn. receiving a bribe, [Manu-smṛti ix, 258]

2) [v.s. ...] n. Name of a Tīrtha, [Mahābhārata]

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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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