Kautilya, Kauṭilya: 17 definitions


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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Kauṭilya (कौटिल्य):—(von kuṭila)

1) m. ein Bein: Kāṇakya’s [Viṣṇupurāṇa 468.] [Mallinātha] zu [Kumārasaṃbhava 6, 37.] Vgl. kauṭalya . —

2) n. a) Krümmung, Biegung [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 3, 1, 23.] [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 8, 87.] Krausheit (der Haare): kauṭilyaṃ kacasaṃcaye [Pañcatantra I, 205.] — b) Falschheit, hinterlistiges Betragen [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 3, 238.] prakaṭīkṛtaṃ tvayā svayamevātmano duṣṭatvaṃ kauṭilyaṃ ca [Pañcatantra 99, 9.] yo mitrāṇi karotyatra na kauṭilyena vartate [II, 201.] [Rājataraṅgiṇī 5, 321.] — c) eine Art Rettig (cāṇakyamūlaka; vgl. unter [1.]) [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma]

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Kauṭilya (कौटिल्य):—

1) ein Grammatiker [Oxforder Handschriften 113,b,17. 185,b,12.] —

2) a) b) [Spr. 3985] und auch [Pañcatantra I, 205] ([Spr. 647]). — b) [Rājataraṅgiṇī 6, 324. fg.] (an der ersten Stelle ed. Calc. kauṭṭinyā, [TR.] kauṭṭinya; an der 2ten ed. Calc. richtig kauṭilya, [TR.] kauṭinya).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Kauṭilya (कौटिल्य):——

1) m. — a) Beiname Cāṇakya’s [Mudrārākṣasa 59,3.] [Daśakumāra 13,3.] — b) Nomen proprium eines Grammatikers —

2) n. — a) Gekrümmtheit , Krausheit. — b) Falschheit , hinterlistiges Betragen. — c) *eine Rettigart [Rājan 7,17.]

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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 (even English!). 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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