Kat, Kaṭ, Kāt: 9 definitions


Kat means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Kat in India is the name of a plant defined with Acacia catechu in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Acacia catechuoides Benth. (among others).

2) Kat is also identified with Bauhinia vahlii It has the synonym Phanera vahlii (Wight & Arn.) Benth. (etc.).

3) Kat in Kenya is also identified with Catha edulis It has the synonym Dillonia abyssinica Sacleux (etc.).

4) Kat in Nepal is also identified with Rubia manjith It has the synonym Rubia munjista Roxb. (etc.).

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

· Flora de Filipinas (1880)
· Catalogue of Indian Plants (1833)
· Journal of Herbs, Spices & Medicinal Plants (2008)
· Fitoterapia (1991)
· Symbolae Botanicae (Vahl) (1794)
· Flora AegyptiacoArabica (1775)

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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaṭ (कट्).—1 P. (kaṭati, or kaṇṭati) To go.

See also (synonyms): kaṃṭ.

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Kaṭ (कट्).—1 P. (kaṭati, akaṭīt, kaṭitum)

1) To rain.

2) To surround.

3) To encompass, cover or screen.

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Kāt (कात्).—ind. An exclamation of abuse or insult, usually in combination with कृ (kṛ); कात्कृ (kātkṛ) to insult, dishonour; यन्मयैश्वर्यमत्तेन गुरुः सदसि कात्कृतः (yanmayaiśvaryamattena guruḥ sadasi kātkṛtaḥ) Bhāgavata 6.7.11.

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

Kaṭ (कट्).—[kaṭa] r. 1st cl. (kaṭati) 1. To go, to move. 2. To live with difficulty. (i) kaṭi (kaṇṭati) To go. (e) kaṭe (kaṭati) 1. To rain. 2. To encompass, to cover or screen. (ī) kaṭī (kaṭati) To go or approach: with pra prefixed, verb 10th cl. (prakaṭayati) To appear, to become apparent or manifest.

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

Kaṭ (कट्).—i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] 1. To go. 2. To rain. 3. To encompass.

— Cf. prakaṭaya.

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

1) Kaṭ (कट्):—1. kaṭ [class] 1. [Parasmaipada] kaṭati or kaṇṭati, to go, [Dhātupāṭha ix, 33.]

2) 2. kaṭ [class] 1. [Parasmaipada] kaṭati, cakāṭa, kaṭitā, etc. to rain;

2) —to surround;

2) —to encompass, cover, screen;

2) —to divide, [Dhātupāṭha ix, 6] (cf.cat.)

3) 3. kaṭ 3. ind. a particle of exclamation, [Taittirīya-āraṇyaka]

4) Kat (कत्):—[from kad] (in [compound] for 2. kad above).

5) Kāt (कात्):—ind. a prefix implying contempt (cf. 2. kad), only in [compound] with

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

1) Kaṭ (कट्):—(i) kaṇṭhati 1. a. To move.

2) (e) kaṭati 1. a. To run; to encompass. With pra prefixed, it makes prakaṭati to appear; with (ka) prakaṭayati. To make manifest.

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Kat 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

Kat in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a cut, (act of) cutting; section; rebuttal; counter; erosion; incision; dissection; —[karana] to rebut; to counter; —[chamta] cropping, trimming, pruning; abridgement; additions and alterations; —[pita] cutting and over-writing, mutilation (of writing etc.)..—kat (काट) is alternatively transliterated as Kāṭa.

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