Calita: 13 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Chalita.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Calita (चलित) refers to “moving”, according to Bāṇa’s Kādambarī (p. 226).—There is a mix of suspicion, fear and reverential awe underlying the image of the forbidding shrine tucked away in the wilds, with its Tāntrika priest who knows not how ‘appropriate’ worship should be conducted, and its blood-spattered, grisly interiors.The very opposite of this ambivalent attitude surfaces in Bāṇa’s unequivocally laudatory poem to Durgā, the Caṇḍīśataka—verse 8 of which is consciously alluded here in “she seemed to be scolding the wild buffalo who had offended by moving (calita) the trident-shaft by scratching his shoulders [on it]”

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

calita : (pp. of calati) moved; stired; trembled. || cālita (pp. of caleti), shaken.

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

Calita, (adj.) (pp. of calati) wavering, unsteady Miln. 93, 251; Vism. 113; VvA. 177.—(nt.) Sn. p. 146. (Page 264)

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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

calita (चलित).—p S Moved, that has moved. (Part of the neuter verb.)

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cālita (चालित).—p S Made to move, moved.

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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

Calita (चलित).—p. p. [cal-kta]

1) Shaken, moved, stirred agitated.

2) Gone, departed; एवमुक्त्वा स चलितः (evamuktvā sa calitaḥ)

3) attained.

4) known, understood.

5) Removed, displaced (see cal).

-tam 1 Shaking, moving.

2) Going, walking.

3) A kind of dance; चलितं नाम नाट्यमन्तरेण (calitaṃ nāma nāṭyamantareṇa) M.1.

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

Calita (चलित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Shaking, trembling. 2. Gone, departed. 3. Went, proceeded. E. cal to go, affix kta.

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

Calita (चलित).—[neuter] moving to and fro.

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

1) Calita (चलित):—[from cal] a mfn. shaking, tremulous, unfixed, [Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] one who has moved on [Mahābhārata; Sūryasiddhānta iii, 11]

3) [v.s. ...] gone, departed (e.g. sa calitaḥ, ‘he started off’ [Pañcatantra; Gīta-govinda iii, 3; Hitopadeśa])

4) [v.s. ...] walked, [Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā iii, 1/2] ([varia lectio])

5) [v.s. ...] being on the march (an army), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] moved from one’s usual course, disturbed, disordered (the mind, senses, fortune, etc.), [Harivaṃśa 5669; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

7) [v.s. ...] caused to deviate, turned off from ([ablative]), [Yājñavalkya i, 360; Bhagavad-gītā vi, 37]

8) [v.s. ...] n. unsteady motion (of eyes), [Bhartṛhari i, 4.]

9) b etc. See √cal.

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

Calita (चलित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Shaking; gone.

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

Calita (चलित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Calia, Cāliya.

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Calita 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

Calita (चलित) [Also spelled chalit]:—(a) moved, wavered, unsteady.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Calita (ಚಲಿತ):—

1) [adjective] walked, gone, passed, moved.

2) [adjective] caused to move or moved by an external force.

3) [adjective] moving with a slight but rapid motion; vibrating tremulously.

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Calita (ಚಲಿತ):—[noun] the quality of moving or vibrating tremulously.

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Caḷita (ಚಳಿತ):—[noun] 'absence of heat; lack of warmth: a low temperature.'

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Caḷita (ಚಳಿತ):—

1) [adjective] moved (forward or away); gone.

2) [adjective] caused to move or shake; shaken.

3) [adjective] moving; shaking; quivering; throbbing.

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Caḷita (ಚಳಿತ):—

1) [noun] that which is moving, shaking, etc or is characterised by continuous movement, throbbing, shaking; etc.

2) [noun] lasting for a very short period; ephemeral.

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Caḷita (ಚಳಿತ):—[noun] the act or process of walking ir moving; movement.

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Cālita (ಚಾಲಿತ):—

1) [adjective] moved; made to move; driven.

2) [adjective] shaken; agitated; stirred.

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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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