Cakita: 15 definitions


Cakita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Chakita.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Cakita (चकित) refers to “trembling with fright”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.4.—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Umā (Durgā/Satī) with devotion:—“[...] O Goddess, neither the Vedas nor the sacred texts know you perfectly. Your greatness, O Śivā, is beyond the scope of speech and mind and cannot even be meditated upon. Even the Vedas mention you, trembling with fright [i.e., cakitacakitaṃ cakitaṃ], by negating what you are not. What will be the matter in regard to others? [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Cakita (चकित) refers to the “trembling” (of the world), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “This world totters to the limit of the world of Brahmā with the fear of the beginning of a frown, and mountains immediately fall asunder by force of [the fact that] the earth is overcome by the weight of the heavy feet, of those heroes [com.—this (idaṃ) world (jagat) is tottering (skhalitaṃ), trembling (cakitam)] who are all led to death by the king of time in [the space of] some days. Nevertheless, desire is intense only in a living being who is bereft of sense”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

cakita : (adj.) disturbed; afraid.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Cakita, (adj.) (Sk. cakita, cak) disturbed; afraid, timid Dāvs. IV, 35, 46. (Page 258)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cakita (चकित).—p (S) Dazzled, confounded, bewildered, bewitched.

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

cakita (चकित).—p Dazzled, confounded, bewildered, bewitched.

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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

Cakita (चकित).—a. [cak-kartari kta]

1) Shaking, trembling (through fear); भय°, साध्वस° (bhaya°, sādhvasa°) Meghadūta 27.

2) Frightened, made to tremble, startled; व्याधानुसारचकिता हरिणीव यासि (vyādhānusāracakitā hariṇīva yāsi) Mṛcchakaṭika 1.17; Amaruśataka 46; Meghadūta 14; R.1.73; Śivamahimnastotra 2.

3) Afraid, timid, apprehensive; चकितविलोकितसकलदिशा (cakitavilokitasakaladiśā) Gītagovinda 2; पौलस्त्यचकितेश्वराः (paulastyacakiteśvarāḥ) (diśaḥ) R.1.73.

-tam 1 Trembling.

2) Alarm, fear.

-tam ind. With fear, in a startled manner, alarmingly, with awe; चकितमुपैमि तथापि पार्श्वमस्य (cakitamupaimi tathāpi pārśvamasya) M.1.11; सभयचकितम् (sabhayacakitam) Gītagovinda 5; Śānti.4.4.

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

Cakita (चकित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Timid, fearful. 2. Frightened at, afraid of. n.

(-taṃ) Timidity, groundless alarm. f.

(-tā) A species of the Ashti metre. E. cak to repel, affix bhāve kta.

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

Cakita (चकित).—[adjective] & [neuter] trembling.

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

1) Cakita (चकित):—[from cak] a mfn. trembling, timid, frightened, [Mṛcchakaṭikā i, 16; Raghuvaṃśa; Meghadūta] etc. (a- [negative] ‘not staggering’, as the gait, [Daśakumāra-carita])

2) [v.s. ...] n. trembling, timidity, alarm, [Mṛcchakaṭikā] etc.

3) Cakitā (चकिता):—[from cakita > cak] f. a metre of 4 x 16 syllables (cf. uc-, pra-.)

4) Cakita (चकित):—b See √cak.

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

Cakita (चकित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Timid, fearful. n. Timidity, fearfulness.

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

Cakita (चकित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Cakkiya.

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Cakita 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Cakita (चकित) [Also spelled chakit]:—(a) amazed, surprised, flabbergasted, wonder-struck.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Cakita (ಚಕಿತ):—

1) [adjective] moving unsteadily; shivering; quivering.

2) [adjective] frightened; afraid of.

3) [adjective] utterly confused; bewildered; puzzled.

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Cakita (ಚಕಿತ):—

1) [noun] a man who is frightened, afraid of.

2) [noun] he who is utterly confused, bewildered.

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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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