Cit, Ciṭ: 7 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Chit.
Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
Cit (चित्).—Affixes or substitutes or bases marked with the mute letter च् (c) signifying the acute accent for the last vowel; e. g. अथुच्, धुरच्, कुण्डिनच् (athuc, dhurac, kuṇḍinac) etc. cf P. VI. 1. 163, 164.
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)
Cit (चित्) refers to “(1) Spirit (2) Consciousness (3) Pure thought”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
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Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Ciṭ, i-ciṭi (redupl. interj.) fizz DA.I, 137. (Page 265)
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
cit (चित्).—f S Intellect, understanding, mind. Used of the Deity considered as pure Knowledge or Wisdom.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
cit (चित्).—f Intellect, understanding.
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-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Ciṭ (चिट्).—1 P., 1 U. (ceṭati, ceṭayati-te) To send forth or out (as a servant.)
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Cit (चित्).—1 P., 1 Ā. (cetati, cetayate, cetita)
1) To perceive, see, notice, observe; नेषूनचेतन्नस्यन्तम् (neṣūnacetannasyantam) Bk.17.16; चिचेत सामस्तत्कृच्छ्रम् (ciceta sāmastatkṛcchram) 14.62;15.38;2.29.
2) To know, understand, be aware or conscious of; परैरध्यारुह्य- माणमात्मनं न चेतयते (parairadhyāruhya- māṇamātmanaṃ na cetayate) Dk.154; कादम्बरीरसभरेण समस्त एव मत्तो न किंचिदपि चेतयते जनोऽयम् (kādambarīrasabhareṇa samasta eva matto na kiṃcidapi cetayate jano'yam) K.24.
3) To regain consciousness.
4) To aim at, intend, design (with dat.).
5) To desire or long for.
6) To be anxious about, care for, be intent upon, be engaged in.
7) To resolve upon.
8) To appear, shine.
9) To be regarded as.
1) To make attentive, remind of.
11) To teach, instruct.
12) To form an idea, be conscious of, understand, comprehend think, reflect upon.
13) To be awake; जगत्येकः स चेतति (jagatyekaḥ sa cetati) L. D. B.
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Cit (चित्).—f. [cit-saṃpadā° bhāve kvip]
1) Thought, preception.
2) Intelligence, intellect, understanding; Bh.2.1;3.1.
3) The heart, mind; मुक्ताफलैश्चिदुल्लासैः (muktāphalaiścidullāsaiḥ) Bhāg.9.11.33.
4) The soul, spirit, the animating principle of life.
5) Brahman.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ciṭ (चिट्).—[ciṭa] r. 1st and 10th cls. (ceṭati ceṭayati-te) 1. To be another’s messenger or servant. 2. To order as a servant bhvā-para-saka-curā-ubha vā seṭ .
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Cit (चित्).—[(ī) citī] r. 1st cl. (cetati) cita r. 10th cl. (cetayati-te) also (i) citi r. 10th cl. (cintayati) To think or reflect on, to be sensible or rational, to weigh, to remember, to consider, &c. bhvā-para-saka-seṭ . cu-ātma-sakaseṭ . smṛtau cu-ubha-saka-seṭ .
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Cit (चित्).—f. (-cit) Intellect, understanding. ind. A particle and affix to words giving them an indefinite signification, as kaścit some one, kasyacit of some one, &c. see cana. E. cit to remember, affix bhāve kvip
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+635): Cicchakti, Cidabhasa, Cidananda, Cidatmaka, Cidatman, Cidghana, Cidrupa, Cidullasa, Cijjagat, Cita, Citabhasma, Citabhumi, Citacaityacihna, Citacita, Citacudaka, Citada, Citadhuma, Citagama, Citagni, Citaka.
Ends with (+32): Acit, Agnicit, Akincit, Amritacit, Anyat Kincit, Apacit, Ashmashanacit, Avipashcit, Chandakcit, Dritikundatapashcit, Dushcit, Hurashcit, Kaccit, Kacit, Kadacit, Kadancit, Karhicit, Karmacit, Kashcit, Kathancit.
Full-text (+600): Citkara, Ceta, Ceda, Cidatman, Citkrita, Citkriti, Cicchakti, Urdhvacit, Citpravritti, Cidullasa, Cetaka, Cetas, Cin, Citkarashabda, Cic, Cikchuka, Mahacittva, Cetaya, Agnicit, Cikits.
Search found 69 books and stories containing Cit, Ciṭ, Cīt; (plurals include: Cits, Ciṭs, Cīts). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 16 - Vedānta Theory of Illusion < [Chapter X - The Śaṅkara School Of Vedānta]
Part 11 - Locus and Object of Ajñāna, Ahaṃkāra, and Antaḥkaraṇa < [Chapter X - The Śaṅkara School Of Vedānta]
Part 15 - Ātman, Jīva, Īśvara, Ekajīvavāda and Dṛṣṭisṛṣṭivāda < [Chapter X - The Śaṅkara School Of Vedānta]
Lalitopakhyana (Lalita Mahatmya) (by G.V. Tagare)
Shakti and Shakta (by John Woodroffe)
Chapter XIV - Cit-śakti (the Consciousness aspect of the Universe) < [Section 2 - Doctrine]
Chapter XVI - Matter and Consciousness < [Section 2 - Doctrine]
Chapter XIX - Creation as explained in the non-Dualist Tantras < [Section 2 - Doctrine]
Vinaya (3): The Cullavagga (by T. W. Rhys Davids)
Cullavagga, Khandaka 5, Chapter 1 < [Khandaka 5 - On the Daily Life of the Bhikkhus]
Cullavagga, Khandaka 5, Chapter 2 < [Khandaka 5 - On the Daily Life of the Bhikkhus]
Cullavagga, Khandaka 5, Chapter 5 < [Khandaka 5 - On the Daily Life of the Bhikkhus]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 22 - Raṅgācārya < [Chapter XX - Philosophy of the Rāmānuja School of Thought]
Part 21 - Śaila Śrīnivāsa < [Chapter XX - Philosophy of the Rāmānuja School of Thought]
Part 4 - Viśiṣṭādvaita doctrine of Soul according to Rāmānuja and Veṅkaṭanātha < [Chapter XIX - The Philosophy of Yāmunācārya]
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)