Caitri, Caitrī: 12 definitions


Caitri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chaitri.

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)

Caitrī (चैत्री) refers to one of the seven Pākasaṃsthās or Pākayajñas (groups of seven sacrifices).—Hārīta says: “Let a man offer the Pākayajñas always, always also the Haviryajñas, and the Somayajñas (Soma sacrifices), according to rule, if he wishes for eternal merit”.—The object of these sacrifices [viz., Caitrī] is eternal happiness, and hence they have to be performed during life at certain seasons, without any special occasion (nimitta), and without any special object (kāma). According to most authorities, however, they have to be performed during thirty years only. After that the Agnihotra only has to be kept up.

Source: Shodhganga: Vaikhanasa Grhyasutra Bhasya (Critical Edition and Study)

Caitrī (चैत्री) refers to the “sacrifice on the day of the full moon in the month of Caitra” and represents one of the various rituals mentioned in the Vaikhānasagṛhyasūtra (viz., vaikhānasa-gṛhya-sūtra) which belongs to the Taittirīya school of the Black Yajurveda (kṛṣṇayajurveda).—The original Gṛhyasūtra of Vaikhanāsa consists of eleven chapters or “praśnas”. Each praśna is subdivided into sub-divisions called “khaṇḍa”. But only the first seven chapters deal with actual Gṛhyasūtra section. Caitrī is one of the seven pākayajñas.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

caitrī (चैत्री).—f (S) The day of full moon of caitra.

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caitrī (चैत्री).—a Relating to the month caitra.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

caitrī (चैत्री).—f The full-moon day of caitra. a Relating to caitra.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Caitri (चैत्रि).—m. The month called Chaitra.

Derivable forms: caitriḥ (चैत्रिः).

See also (synonyms): caitrika, caitrin.

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Caitrī (चैत्री).—The day of full-moon in the month of Chaitra.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Caitri (चैत्रि).—m.

(-triḥ) The month Chaitra. E. citrā, and aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Caitrī (चैत्री):—[from caitra] a f. (with or without paurṇamāsī) the day of full moon in month Caitra, sacrifice offered on that day, [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra iii, 13, 2; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra xiii; Lāṭyāyana x; Pāṇini 4-2, 23; Mahābhārata xii, xiv.]

2) Caitri (चैत्रि):—[from caitra] [varia lectio] for trin, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) Caitrī (चैत्री):—[from caitriyāyaṇa > caitra] b f. See tra.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Caitri (चैत्रि):—(triḥ) 2. m. Month Chaitra.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Caitrī (चैत्री) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Cittī, Cettī.

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Caitri in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Caitri (ಚೈತ್ರಿ):—[noun] = ಚೈತ್ರ [caitra].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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