Chita, Chiṭā, Chiṭa: 9 definitions


Chita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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 Chhita.

Ambiguity: Although Chita has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Cita. It further has the optional forms Chitā.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Chita in India is the name of a plant defined with Plumbago zeylanica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Plumbago zeylanica var. glaucescens Boiss. (among others).

2) Chita in Okinawa is also identified with Ficus pumila It has the synonym Ficus repens Hort. var. lutchuensis Koidz. (etc.).

3) Chita is also identified with Ficus religiosa It has the synonym Urostigma religiosum Gasp. (etc.).

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

· London Journal of Botany (1848)
· Species Plantarum (1762)
· Ethnobotany (2004)
· Prodr. Fl. SW. Afr. (1967)
· Flora of Southern Africa (1963)
· Enum. Hort. Berol. Alt. (1822)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Chita, for example extract dosage, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, side effects, chemical composition, 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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

chiṭā (छिटा).—m ( H) A spot made by a body spurting or sprinkling: also a spot (upon a pearl, fruit &c.)

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chīṭa (छीट).—n ( H) Printed cotton or linen stuff, chintz. 2 f (Or śīṭa) Birds' dung.

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

chīṭa (छीट).—n Printed cotton or linnen stuff, chintz. Birds' dung.

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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

Chita (छित).—a. See छात (chāta).

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

Chita (छित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Cut, divided. E. cho to cut, affix kta deriv. irr.

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

1) Chita (छित):—a See √cho.

2) [from cho] b mfn. cut off cut, divided, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Chita (छित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Cut, divided.

[Sanskrit to German]

Chita 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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