Ceta, Ceṭa, Cetā: 15 definitions
Ceta means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Cheta.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Ceṭa (चेट) refers to “menials” (servants, slaves etc.), whose mask should be represented as having either three śikhās (tuft of hair at crown of head) or a shaven head (śiromuṇḍa), according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23. Providing masks is a component of nepathya (costumes and make-up) and is to be done in accordance with the science of āhāryābhinaya (extraneous representation).
According to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 35, “a servant (ceṭa) be should be fond of quarrel, garrulous, uncouth in form and give service under bondage, and be expert in distinguishing between persons who are to be honoured and who are not”.
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
1. A kingdom through which Vessantara passed on his way from Jetuttara.
2. Vessantaras uncle ruled in Ceta, and it was ten leagues from Dunnivittha (J.vi.514ff; Cyp.i.9, vs.38f).
3. The women of Ceta are called Cetiya (J.vi.514).
4. Ceta is probably another name for Cetiya.
5. The people of Cetiya. J.i.256; vi.516.
6. Daughter in law of Vidhura and Anujja. J.vi.290.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism
Ceṭa (चेट) refers to a group of beings mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including the Ceṭas).
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
ceta : (m.; nt.) (mano-group), thought; intention; purpose. || ceṭa (m.), a servant boy.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Ceṭa, a servant, a boy J. III, 478. See next. (Page 271)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
cēṭa (चेट).—f cēṭaka n ( H) Sorcery or witchcraft. 2 fig. Guile, cunning, wiles, arts; evil machinations; wicked scheming and devising.
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cēṭā (चेटा).—m A son. Little known in Maraṭhi except in Pr. suiṇīpuḍhēṃ cēṭā lapaṇāra nāhīṃ.
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cēta (चेत).—a (Corr. from acētana S) Senseless or motionless. 2 Commonly cīta.
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cēta (चेत).—f m Kindling, catching, taking fire. v ghē, yē.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
cēṭa (चेट).—f cēṭaka n Sorcery. Guile.
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cēta (चेत).—a Motionless. f m Kindling. Catch- ing fire.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Ceṭa (चेट).—[ciṭ ac, vā ṭasya ḍaḥ] A servant; एतत्तस्य मुखाच्छ्रुत्वा राजचेटस्य दुर्मनाः (etattasya mukhācchrutvā rājaceṭasya durmanāḥ) Ks.6.127.
Derivable forms: ceṭaḥ (चेटः).
See also (synonyms): ceḍa.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṭaḥ) A servant, a salve. f. (-ṭī) A female servant. E. ciṭ to serve, affix ac also with kan added ceṭaka. f. ceṭikā; also ceḍa, &c.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ceṭa (चेट).—m. f. ṭī, A slave, a servant, Kāthas. 6, 127; [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 91, 62.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ceṭa (चेट).—[masculine] ī [feminine] male & female servant.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Ceṭa (चेट):—m. a servant, slave, [Mṛcchakaṭikā; Kathāsaritsāgara vi, 127] (ifc.), [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]
2) a kind of fish, [Āpastamba-dharma-sūtra i, 17, 38]
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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