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कथ् kath [ kath ]
cl. 10. P. ( ep. also Ā. ) kathayati ( -te ), aor. acakathat ( Pāṇ. 7-4, 93, Kāś. ) and acīkathat ( Vop. ), to converse with any one ( instr., sometimes with saha ), MBh.
to tell, relate, narrate, report, inform, speak about, declare, explain, describe ( with acc. of the thing or person spoken about ), MBh.; R.; Śak. etc.
to announce, show, exhibit, bespeak, betoken, Mn. xi, 114; Śak. 291, 4; Suśr. etc.
to order, command, Pañcat. 57, 22
to suppose, state, MBh. iii, 10668; Mn. vii, 157 : Pass. kathyate, to be called, be regarded or considered as, pass for, Pañcat.; Hit. etc.
[ fr. katham, ' to tell the how ' ; cf. Goth. qvithan ; Old High Germ. quethan and quedan ; Eng. quoth and quote. ]