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कथा

kathā [ kathA ]


( for 2. see below ), f. conversation, speech, talking together, ĀśvGṛ.; MBh.; Mn. etc.

talk, mention

( kā kathā [ with gen. or more commonly with loc. and sometimes with prati ], what should one say of ? how should one speak of ? e.g. eko 'pi kṛcchrād varteta bhūyasāṃ tu kathaiva kā , even one person would live with difficulty, what should one say of many ? i.e. how much more many ? Kathās. iv, 123 ; kā kathā bāṇa-saṃdhāne, what mention of fitting the arrow ? i.e. what necessity for fitting the arrow ? Śak. 53 a )

story, tale, fable, MBh.; R.; Hit. etc.

a feigned story, tale ( as one, of the species of poetical composition ), Sāh. 567; Kāvyâd

Story ( personified ), Kathās

( in log. ) discussion, disputation, Sarvad



kathā-kośa [ kathAkoza ]

m., N. of work



kathā-kautuka [ kathAkautuka ]

n. N. of a work



kathā-krama [ kathAkrama ]

m. uninterrupted progress of conversation, continuous conversation, Kathās



kathā-caṇa [ kathAcaNa ]

mfn. famous by report, far renowned, Sarvad. 99, 6



kathā-chala [ kathAchala ]

n. or °cchala, the device or artifice or guise of fables, Hit.



kathā-java [ kathAjava ]

m., N. of a pupil of Bāshkali, VP.



kathā-di [ kathAdi ]

( kathâdi ), m, N. of a gaṇa, Pāṇ. 4- 4, 102



kathā-nurāga [ kathAnurAga ]

( kathânu° ), m. taking pleasure in a story, attention to a discourse



kathā-nta [ kathAnta ]

( kathânta ), m. end of a conversation



kathā-ntara [ kathAntara ]

( kathântara ), n. the course of a conversation, Mṛcch.; Kathās



kathā-pīṭha [ kathApITha ]

n. ' pedestal of Story ', N. of the first Lambaka or book of the Kathā-sarit-sāgara



kathā-prabandha [ kathAprabandha ]

m. a continuous narrative, the connection or course of a narrative, tale, composed story, fiction



kathā-prasaṅga [ kathAprasaGga ]

m. occasion to speak or talk

course of conversation, Naish.; Hit.

( ena or āt ), ind. on the occasion of a conversation, in the course of conversation, Kathās.; Comm. on Kāvyād

( mfn. ) talkative, talking much, half-witted, L.

a conjurer, dealer in antidotes etc.



kathā-prāṇa [ kathAprANa ]

m. an actor, the speaker of a prologue or monologue , the introducer of a drama

a professed story-teller, L.



kathā-mātra [ kathAmAtra ]

n. a mere story, nothing but a narrative

( mfn. ) one of whom nothing but the narrative is left, i.e. deceased, dead, BhP. xii, 2, 44

-trâvaśiṣṭa, mfn. id., BhP. xii, 2, 36

-trâvaśeṣita, mfn. id., MBh. xv, 988 ( cf. kathâvaśeṣa and kathā-śeṣa. )



kathā-mukha [ kathAmukha ]

n. the introduction to a tale, Pañcat

N. of the second Lambaka or book of the Kathā-sarit-sāgara



kathā-mṛta-nidhi [ kathAmRtanidhi ]

( kathâmṛ° ), m., N. of a work



kathā-yoga [ kathAyoga ]

m. conversation, talk, discourse, MBh.; Hariv.; Hit.



kathā-rambha [ kathArambha ]

( kathâra° ), m. beginning of a story or tale , story-telling

-kāla, m. story-beginning-time, Hit.



kathā-rāma [ kathArAma ]

( kathârā° ), m. garden of fable



kathā-rṇava [ kathArNava ]

( kathârṇa° ), m, N. of a work



kathā-lakṣaṇa [ kathAlakSaNa ]

n., N. of a work



kathā-lāpa [ kathAlApa ]

( kathâlā° ), m. speech, conversation, discourse, Kathās.; Hit.



kathā-vatāra [ kathAvatAra ]

m. incarnation of Kathā or Story



kathā-valī [ kathAvalI ]

( kathâva° ), f. a string or collection of stories, Kathās



kathā-vaśeṣa [ kathAvazeSa ]

( kathâva° ), m. a narrative as the only remainder, ( °ṃ-√ gam, to enter into a state in which nothing is left but the story of one's life, i.e. to die, Naish. )

( mfn. ) one of whom nothing remains but his life-story, i.e. deceased, dead

-tā, f. the state of the above, ( kathâvaśeṣatāṃ gataḥ, deceased, dead, Prab. )



kathā-vaśeṣī-√ bhū [ kathAvazeSIbhU ]

( kathâva° ), to die, Kād. ( cf. the last. )



kathā-virakta [ kathAvirakta ]

mfn. disliking conversation, reserved, taciturn



kathā-śeṣa [ kathAzeSa ]

mfn. = kathâvaśeṣa above, Rājat



kathā-saṃgraha [ kathAsaMgraha ]

m. a collection of tales or fables



kathā-sarit-sāgara [ kathAsaritsAgara ]

m. ' the ocean of rivers of stories ', N. of wk. by Soma-deva



kathôdaya [ kathodaya ]

m. the beginning of or introduction to a tale, BhP.



kathôdghāta [ kathodghAta ]

m. the beginning of a tale, Ragh. iv, 20

( in dram. ) the opening of a drama by the character that first enters overhearing and repeating the last words of the Sūtradhāra or manager ( cf. udghātyaka , Sāh. 29; Daśar



kathôpakathana [ kathopakathana ]

n. conversation, talking together, conference, narration



kathôpâkhyāna [ kathopAkhyAna ]

n. narration, narrative, relation, telling a story



kathā' [ kathA ]

2 ( for 1. see above ), ind. ( Ved. for kathám, Pāṇ. 5-3 , 26 ) how ? whence ? why ?, RV.; AV. viii, 1, 16; TS. etc.

( yathā' kathā ca, in any way whatsoever, ŚBr. iv )

sometimes merely a particle of interrogation ( e.g. kathā' śṛṇoti. . índraḥ, does Indra hear ?, RV. iv, 23, 3 ; kathā-kathā, whether-or ? TS. ii, 6, 1, 7 )