Chiti, Chiṭī: 4 definitions


Chiti 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 Chhiti.

Ambiguity: Although Chiti has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Citi. It further has the optional forms Chiṭī, Chīti and Chitī.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

Chiti 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 rosea L. (among others).

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

· Prodr. Fl. SW. Afr. (1967)
· Species Plantarum (1762)
· Flora of Southern Africa (1963)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Fontqueria (1987)
· Flora of Tropical East Africa, Plumbaginaceae (1976)

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

chiṭī (छिटी).—a (chōṭa) Made of chintz.

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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: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Chiṭi (छिटि).—(-chiṭi) (acc. sg. °ṭim), in kāñjikacchiṭim, an inferior kind of sour gruel (kāñjika): Divyāvadāna 496.9, 11, 12. Replaced by simple kāñjikam in lines 15, 21, 26.

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

Chiṭi (छिटि):—only ifc. with kāñcika- = kāñcika, [Divyāvadāna xxxv, 231.]

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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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