Cat, Caṭ: 12 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Chat.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Caṭ.—cf. alīkaṃ caṭāpitam (LP), ‘circulated a false rumour’. Cf. caṭanti (LP); ‘to accumulate’; also cf. Gujarātī cad8hśe. Note: caṭ is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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

caṭ (चट्) [-kan-kara-dinī-diśī, -कन्-कर-दिनी-दिशी].—ad Imit. of the sound of a stroke with a whip or cane; smack!Whack!In a trice, jiffey,shake.

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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

Caṭ (चट्).—I. 1. P. (caṭati, caṭita)

1) To break, fall off, separate.

2) To rain.

3) To cover. -II 1 U. (cāṭayati -te)

1) To kill, injure.

2) To pierce, break.

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Cat (चत्).—1 U. (catati-te)

1) To ask, beg, request.

2) To go. -Caus. (cātayati-te)

1) To cause to hide.

2) To scare, terrify.

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

Caṭ (चट्).—[caṭa] r. 1st. and 10th cls. (caṭati, cāṭayati-te) 1. To break, to pierce. 2. To kill, to injure. bhvādi-para-saka-seṭ . vadhe bhede ca curā-ubha-saka-seṭ .

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Cat (चत्).—[(e) cate] r. 1st cl. (catati-te) To ask, to beg, to solicit.

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

Caṭ (चट्).— (a dialectical form of cart. vb. cṛt), i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] 1. † To rain. 2. To cover. 3. To separate, [Pañcatantra] 121, 1. i. 10 (rather Causal), cāṭaya, 1. To separate. 2. † To kill.

— With the prep. ud ud, To disappear, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 5, 9, 18. [Causal.] To drive out, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 2, 7, 28.

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Cat (चत्).— i. 1, [Parasmaipada.], [Ātmanepada.] 1. To abscond (ved.). 2. † To ask.

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

Caṭ (चट्).—caṭati [participle] caṭita happen, take place; arrive, get to or into ([locative]).

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Cat (चत्).—only catant & catta hide one’s self. [Causative] cātayati, only catant & catta hide one’s self. [Causative] cātayate scare, drive away. —nis, pra, & vi [Causative] [Middle] the same.

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

1) Caṭ (चट्):—[class] 1. [Parasmaipada] ṭati, to fall in (as the flood), [Pañcatantra i, 12, 0/1];

—to reach (with [locative case]), fall to the share of or into, [Siṃhāsana-dvātriṃśikā or vikramāditya-caritra, jaina recension; Pañcadaṇḍacchattra-prabandha];

—to hang down from ([locative case]), [Subhāṣitāvali];

—to rain, [Dhātupāṭha ix, 6];

—to cover ([varia lectio] for √kaṭ), [ib.] :—[Causal] cāṭayati, to break, [xxx, 47];

—to kill, [ib.] (cf. uc-, vi-.)

2) Cat (चत्):—[class] 1. catati, ‘to hide one’s self.’ See catat and catta;

2) —to go, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska ii, 14];—[Parasmaipada] and [Ātmanepada] to ask, beg (= √cad), [Dhātupāṭha xxi, 5] :—[Causal] cātayati, te ([Aorist] acīcattam, acīcate, [Taittirīya-āraṇyaka ii, 4, 5 f.]), ‘to cause to hide’, scare, frighten away, [Ṛg-veda iv, 17, 9; x, 155, 1; Atharva-veda iv, xix] (cf. niś-, pra-, vi-; cf. also cātaka, cātana, cāttra.)

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

Caṭ (चट्):—(ki) caṭati caṭayati 1. 10. a. To break, to pierce; to kill.

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

Caṭ (चट्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Uccuppa.

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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

Caṭ (ಚಟ್):—[noun] an onomatopoetic term used to express swiftness, quickness in action.

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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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