Catta: 10 definitions


Catta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, biology. 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 Chatta.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Caṭṭa.—(EI 25), Tamil corruption of Sanskrit Chātra; a student. (IE 8-3), cf. a-caṭṭa-bhaṭṭa-praveśa (IE 8-5); same as Cāṭa of earlier records. Note: caṭṭa 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 mythology, zoology, 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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Catta in India is the name of a plant defined with Acacia catechu in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Acacia polyacantha Willd. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· London Journal of Botany (1842)
· Species Plantarum.
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1996)
· Plant-Book
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1981)
· Supplementum Plantarum (1782)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

catta : (pp. of cajati) given up; sacrificed.

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

Catta, (pp. of cajati) given up. sacrificed A. II, 41; III, 50; Th. 1, 209 (°vaṇṇa who has lost fame); J. II, 336; IV, 195; V, 41 (°jīvita). (Page 261)

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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

caṭṭa (चट्ट).—ad (Or caṭa. From cāṭaṇēṃ) Wholly, altogether, clean, clear, smack and smooth.

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caṭṭā (चट्टा).—( H) A smarting part; a sore, scald, excoriation: also a chancre. 2 A scar or cicatrix. 3 fig. A loss, a blow or stroke of misfortune. Ex. tyā vyavahārānta dōnaśēṃ rūpayāñcā caṭṭā ālā or basalā.

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

caṭṭa (चट्ट).—ad Wholly, altogether, clean,clear,smack and smooth.

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caṭṭā (चट्टा).—m A smarting part. A loss, a blow or stroke of misfortune.

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

1) Caṭṭa (चट्ट):—m. Name of a man, [Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan iii, 197.]

2) Catta (चत्त):—[from cat] a mfn. ([Vedic or Veda] [Pāṇini 7-2, 34]) hidden, [Ṛg-veda i, 132, 6; Atharva-veda ix, 5, 9]

3) [v.s. ...] (quotation in), [Pāṇini 7-2, 34; Kāśikā-vṛtti]

4) [v.s. ...] disappeared, [Ṛg-veda x, 155, 2.]

5) b cattra, catya See √cat.

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Catta 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Cāṭṭa (चाट्ट) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Caṭṭin.

2) Catta (चत्त) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Tyakta.

3) Cattā (चत्ता) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Carcā.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Caṭṭa (ಚಟ್ಟ):—

1) [noun] a surface, horizontal plane that is perfectly or almost flat and even.

2) [noun] the basic skeletal framework supporting a structure, as the horizontal frame of a bullock-cart, cot, etc.

3) [noun] a portable, wooden or metal framework, for carrying a corpse; a bier.

4) [noun] a rule ordinance either by religious or social, to regulate the conduct of persons of a society; a regulation.

5) [noun] neatness in appearance, ways, etc.; orderliness; tidiness.

6) [noun] a cloth used to cover the top of a palanquin.

7) [noun] an unripe fruit.

8) [noun] the quality of being hard, strong.

9) [noun] a processed dry fruit.

10) [noun] ಚಟ್ಟದ ತೋಳು [cattada tolu] caṭṭada tōḷu the thin frame work, fixed perpendicular on the sides of a bullock cart.

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Caṭṭa (ಚಟ್ಟ):—

1) [noun] the matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid; lees; dregs; sediment.

2) [noun] anything that sapless or useless.

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Caṭṭa (ಚಟ್ಟ):—[noun] a man excellent in a particular class or field of action.

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Caṭṭa (ಚಟ್ಟ):—[noun] a boy or man who is being taught under the supervision of a teacher; a pupil; a disciple.

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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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