Chettri, Chettṛ: 6 definitions


Chettri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Chettṛ can be transliterated into English as Chettr or Chettri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chhettri.

Ambiguity: Although Chettri has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Cettri. It further has the optional forms Chettṛ and Chettr.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Chettṛ (छेत्तृ).—a.

1) Cutter.

2) A wood-cuter.

3) destroying, removing (doubts &c.).

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

Chettṛ (छेत्तृ).—mfn. (-ttā-ttrī-ttṛ) 1. Who or what cuts. 2. Solving, resolving, (doubts, &c.) E. chid to cut, tṛc aff.

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

Chettṛ (छेत्तृ).—i. e. chid + tṛ, m. 1. A wood-cutter, [Hitopadeśa] i. [distich] 52. 2. One who removes, [Hitopadeśa] i. [distich] 23.

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

Chettṛ (छेत्तृ).—[masculine] cutter, [especially] wood-cutter; destroyer.

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

1) Chettṛ (छेत्तृ):—[from chid] mfn. one who cuts off, cutter, woodcutter, [Manu-smṛti iv, 71 [Scholiast or Commentator]] (ifc.), [Hitopadeśa i, 4, 3]

2) [v.s. ...] a remover (of doubts, saṃśayānām, 2, 21), [Mahābhārata xiii; Bhagavad-gītā]

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

Chettṛ (छेत्तृ):—[(ttā-ttrī-ttṛ) a.] Cutting.

context information

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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