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By M. A. Alwar

Sometimes transliterated as: Utih, UtiH, UUtih


Ūtiḥ is used in feminine form.


Ūtiḥ can be derived from Av + Ktin.[1].


  1. Protection
  2. Interwoven threads
  3. Speed[2]
  4. Sport[3]

Textual References

In Ṛgveda

Ūtiḥ is referred as the protector. Klic suffix is used when it is meant in the sense of agent. Ktin suffix is used when refered in the sense of object.

In Purāna

One of the ten features of the Purāna is known as karmavāsanā.

In Bhāgavata

It is stated in the Bhāgavata as:[4]
“ūti is the Karma Vāsanā”. Cūrṇikā ṭīkā on it accepts it.


  1. Jvaratvaretyūṭh (VI.iv.20).
  2. According to Svāmi’s commentary on Amarkośa.
  3. As per the Bhāgavatam.
  4. Bhāgavata 2. 20-24
  • Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu