By M. A. Alwar
Sometimes transliterated as: Utih, UtiH, UUtih
8. Ūtiḥ: feminine. Derived from Av + Ktin (Jvaratvaretyūṭh (VI.iv.20)). It means protection. (Ve + Ktin). It also refers to threads interwoven. It also refers to speed according to Svāmi’s commentary on Amarkośa. It means sport, as per the Bhāgavatam. In the ṛg Veda, it referred as the protector. (Klic suffix on the sense of agent). In the sense of object, the suffix is Ktin. Among the ten features of the Purāna, it is one known as karmavāsanā. It is stated in the Bhāgavata (2. 20-24) as: “ūti is the Karma Vāsanā”. Cūrṇikā ṭīkā on it accepts it.
- Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu