Cit, Ciṭ: 7 definitions


Cit means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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 Chit.

In Hinduism

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.

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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.

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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).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ciṭ, i-ciṭi (redupl. interj.) fizz DA.I, 137. (Page 265)

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: 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.

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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-English dictionary

Source: 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

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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. 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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