Citti: 13 definitions


Citti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, 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 Chitti.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Citti (चित्ति).—Another name for Śānti (s.v.).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 1. 42.

1b) A Jayādeva.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 6.

1c) A Sādhya.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 16.
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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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Citti in India is the name of a plant defined with Alternanthera sessilis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Telanthera polygonoides (L.) Moq. (among others).

2) Citti is also identified with Aponogeton natans It has the synonym Potamogeton indicus Roth ex Roem. & Schult. (etc.).

3) Citti is also identified with Potamogeton nodosus It has the synonym Spirillus lonchites (Tuck.) Nieuwl. (etc.).

4) Citti is also identified with Strychnos nux-vomica It has the synonym Strychnos spireana Dop (etc.).

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

· Catalogus plantarum horti botanici monspeliensis (1813)
· Numer. List (6926)
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1783)
· Species Plantarum (1762)
· Genera Plantarum (1789)
· Lloydia (1973)

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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

Pali-English dictionary

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

Citti, (f.) (fr. cit, cp. citta, cintā, cinteti, formation like mutti›muc, sitti›sic) “giving thought or heart” only in combination w. kar: cittikaroti to honour, to esteem. Ger. cittikatvā M.III, 24; A.III, 172; Pv.II, 955 (cittiṃ k.=pūjetvā PvA.135); Dpvs.I, 2;— acittikatvā M.III, 22; A.IV, 392.—pp. cittikata thought (much) of Vin.IV, 6 (& a°); Vbh.2. (Page 268)

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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

ciṭṭī (चिट्टी).—sometimes ciṭī f ( H) A note or small epistle. 2 By eminence. A huṇḍī or Bill of exchange. ciṭhī utaraṇēṃ with vara or viṣayīṃ of s. To get a writ to die. 2 (dēvācī-śrīmantācī-&c. ciṭhī utaraṇēṃ) Said when any extraordinary pecuniary help is rendered by somebody. ciṭhī or ciṭhyā ṭākaṇēṃ To cast lots. ciṭhī phiraviṇēṃ or māghārēṃ ṭākaṇēṃ (To decline the invitation or summons to die.) Used of one who struggles on through a desperate sickness, and recovers.

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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

Citti (चित्ति).—f. [cit bhāve ktin]

1) Thinking, thought, reflection.

2) Understanding, wisdom.

3) Devotion.

4) Intention, aim, purpose.

5) A wise person.

6) Fame, celebrity (khyāti).

7) A mental mood; आकूतीनां च चित्तीनां प्रवर्तक नतास्मि ते (ākūtīnāṃ ca cittīnāṃ pravartaka natāsmi te) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.263.1.

8) A sense-organ; यं चेकितानमनु चित्तय उच्चकन्ति (yaṃ cekitānamanu cittaya uccakanti) Bhāgavata 6.16.48.

9) Meditation; चित्तिः स्रुक् चित्तमाज्यम् (cittiḥ sruk cittamājyam) T. Ār.3.1; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.79.2.

Derivable forms: cittiḥ (चित्तिः).

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

Citti (चित्ति).—[cit + ti] 1., f. Thought, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 5, 18, 18.

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

Citti (चित्ति).—1. [feminine] thinking, reason, intelligence, purpose, design; [plural] devotion.

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Citti (चित्ति).—2. [feminine] crackling.

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

1) Citti (चित्ति):—[from cit] 1. citti f. thinking, thought, understanding, wisdom, [Ṛg-veda ii, 21, 6; x, 85, 7; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa ii; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Kauśika-sūtra 42]

2) [v.s. ...] intention (along with, ākūti), [Atharva-veda; Bhāgavata-purāṇa v, 18, 18]

3) [v.s. ...] ([plural]) thoughts, devotion, [hence = karman, ‘an act of worship’ [Sāyaṇa]] [Ṛg-veda]

4) [v.s. ...] a wise person, [i, 67, 5; iv, 2, 11]

5) [v.s. ...] ‘Thought’, Name of the wife of Atharvan and mother of Dadhyac, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa iv, 1, 42]

6) [v.s. ...] cf. a-, pūrva-, prāyaś-.

7) [from cit] 2. citti f. crackling, [i, 164, 29.]

8) a 1. citti, 2. citti. See √4. cit and 6. cit.

9) Cittī (चित्ती):—[from citti] See √4. cit.

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Citti 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Cittī (चित्ती) [Also spelled chitti]:—(nf) a speck, spot; ~[dāra] spotted, specked.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Citti (चित्ति) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Citrin.

2) Cittī (चित्ती) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Caitrī.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ciṭṭi (ಚಿಟ್ಟಿ):—[adjective] = ಚಿಟ್ಟು [cittu]1.

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Ciṭṭi (ಚಿಟ್ಟಿ):—[noun] = ಚಿಟ್ಟು [cittu]2.

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Ciṭṭi (ಚಿಟ್ಟಿ):—[noun] a measure of quantity (of grains).

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Ciṭṭi (ಚಿಟ್ಟಿ):—[noun] = ಚಿಟ್ಟ [citta]3.

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Citti (ಚಿತ್ತಿ):—[noun] = ಚಿತ್ತು [cittu]1 - 3.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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