Chinta, Chintā: 4 definitions


Chinta means something in the history of ancient India, Hindi, 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.

Ambiguity: Although Chinta has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Cinta. It further has the optional forms Chintā.

India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Chinta or Chintya or Varachinta is one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Komatis (a trading caste of the Madras Presidency). Chinta refers to the plant Chinta (Tamarindus indica). The Komatis are said to have originally lived, and still live in large numbers on the banks of the Godavari river. One of the local names thereof is Gomati or Gomti, and the Sanskrit Gomati would, in Telugu, become corrupted into Komati. The sub-divisions are split up into septs (viz., Chinta), which are of a strictly exogamous character.

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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: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Chinta in the Telugu language is the name of a plant identified with Tamarindus indica from the Caesalpiniaceae (Gulmohar) family. For the possible medicinal usage of chinta, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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

Chinta in India is the name of a plant defined with Tamarindus indica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Tamarindus occidentalis Gaertn. (among others).

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

· Kromosomo (1787)
· Boll. Ort. Bot. Palermo (1908)
· Acta Botanica Austro Sinica (1989)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2003)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2005)
· Journal of Tree Sciences (1985)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Chinta, for example pregnancy safety, extract dosage, chemical composition, side effects, diet and recipes, health benefits, have a look at these references.

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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

Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Chinta in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) worry, concern; anxiety; care; ~[janaka] causing anxiety/concern; ~[dhara] ideology; ~[magna] engrossed in worry/anxiety; worried; musing; ~[mukta] free of worry/anxiety; ~[rahita] carefree, having no worry; ~[shila] given to worrying, ever worried; —[khaye jana/mare dalana]worry to be eating up, worry to be taking its toll; —[mem dubana/—utarana] to be engrossed in constant worry; —[cita samana] grief is the canker of heart, care killed the cat..—chinta (चिंता) is alternatively transliterated as Ciṃtā.

2) Chinta in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a big black ant..—chinta (चींटा) is alternatively transliterated as Cīṃṭā.

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