Citi: 10 definitions

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Citi 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 Chiti.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Citi (चिति).—A Jayadeva.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 4. 2.

1b) (ety.) he who gathers the means for enjoyment.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 4. 38.

1c) The twins of Prajāpati in the 23rd kalpa; Cinta came out of contemplation.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 21. 53.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

citi : (f.) a heap; a cairn.

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

Citi, (f.) (From ci, cināti, to heap up) a heap, made of bricks J.VI, 204 (city-avayata-piṭṭhikā). See also cetiya. (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

citī (चिती).—f P Mould, esp. white mouldy concretion.

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

ciṭī (चिटी) [-ṭhī-ṭhṭhī, -ठी-ठ्ठी].—f A note. A bill of exchange. ciṭī utaraṇēṃ To get a writ to die. ciṭhī ṭākaṇēṃ To cast lots. ciṭī phiraviṇēṃ To recover after a desperate sickness.

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citī (चिती).—f Mould, esp. white mouldy con- cretion.

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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

Citi (चिति).—f. [ci-ādhāre ktin]

1) Collecting, gathering.

2) A heap, multitude, quantity.

3) A layer, pile, stack; सभ्यावसथ्यं चितयोऽसवो हि ते (sabhyāvasathyaṃ citayo'savo hi te) Bhāg.3.13.37.

4) A funeral pile.

5) An oblong with quadrangula rsides.

6) The understanding. -m. The thinking mind.

Derivable forms: citiḥ (चितिः).

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Ciṭī (चिटी).—f. A Yoginī disguised as a Chāṇḍālī.

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

Citi (चिति).—f.

(-tiḥ) Collecting, gathering. (-tiḥ-tī) 1. funeral pile. 2. A heap, a quantity. 3. A pile, a stack. 4. An oblong with quadrangular sides. E. ci to collect, affix ādhāre ktin and optionally ṅīṣ is added.

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

Citi (चिति).—[ci + ti], f. 1. A heap, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 28, 50. 2. Wood raised for burning, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 46. 3. An altar, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 13, 36. 4. Intellect, [Devīmāhātmya, (ed. Poley.)] 5, 36.

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

Citi (चिति).—1. [feminine] = citā.

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Citi (चिति).—2. [feminine] = 2 cit.

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Cīti (चीति).—[feminine] gathering, collecting.

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

1) Citi (चिति):—[from ci] 1. citi f. a layer (of wood or bricks etc.), pile, stack, funeral pile, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā v; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa vi, viii; Pāṇini 3-3, 41; Manu-smṛti iv, 46; Mahābhārata] etc. (metrically , [Harivaṃśa 2227 and 12360])

2) [v.s. ...] Name of [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiii]

3) [v.s. ...] collecting, gathering, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] a heap, multitude, [Prabodha-candrodaya ii, 17]

5) [v.s. ...] an oblong with quadrangular sides, [Horace H. Wilson] (cf. idhma-; amṛtaand ṛṣi-citi.)

6) [v.s. ...] Name of a plant ([varia lectio] -citti), [Kauśika-sūtra]

7) Citī (चिती):—[from ci] f. for ti q.v.

8) Cīti (चीति):—[from ci] a f. collecting, [Atharva-veda ii, 9, 4.]

9) Citi (चिति):—[from cit] 2a f. (only [dative case] taye, [Vedic or Veda] [infinitive mood]) understanding, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

10) [v.s. ...] m. the thinking mind, [Devī-māhātmya v, 36; Prabodha-candrodaya]

11) 2b See √4. cit.

12) Cīti (चीति):—b See √1. ci.

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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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