Kiti, Kitī, Kiṭi: 14 definitions


Kiti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kiti [¿ किती ?] in the Konkani language is the name of a plant identified with Anodendron paniculatum A.DC. from the Apocynaceae (Oleander) family having the following synonyms: Anodendron lanceolatum, Epigynum parviflorum. For the possible medicinal usage of kiti, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Kiti [କିଟି] in the Odia language is the name of a plant identified with Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam. from the Convolvulaceae (Morning glory) family having the following synonyms: Convolvulus batatas, Batatas edulis, Ipomoea edulis.

Kiti [किटि] in the Sanskrit language, ibid. previous identification.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (h)

Kiṭi (किटि) refers to the third of ten avatars (daśāvatāra) of Lord Viṣṇu corresponding to Varāha, as described by Vāsudeva in his Vṛttagajendramokṣa verse 106. All the incarnations have been described with their respective contexts in 10 different verses in 10 different metres; Kiṭi has been described in the Maṇimālā metre.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

Kiti in India is the name of a plant defined with Anodendron paniculatum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Echites parviflorus Roxb. (among others).

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

· Flora of the British India (1882)
· Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal
· Flora Indica (1832)
· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (DC.) (1844)
· Ethnology (1970)
· Nat. Hist. (1908)

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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

kitī (किती).—a How many? How much? Some.

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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

Kiṭi (किटि).—A hog.

Derivable forms: kiṭiḥ (किटिः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kiṭi (किटि).—name of an attendant on the four direction-rulers: Mahāsamājasūtra 173.9 (Waldschmidt, Kl. Sanskrit Texte 4).

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

Kiṭi (किटि).—m.

(-ṭiḥ) A hog. E. kiṭ to go, and ki affix; also kiṭi.

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

Kiṭi (किटि).—[masculine] a wild hog.

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

1) Kiṭi (किटि):—m. (cf. kira, kiri) a hog, [Kauśika-sūtra 25]

2) Batatas edulis, [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa]

3) Kīṭī (कीटी):—[from kīṭa] f. a worm, insect, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kiṭi (किटि):—(ṭiḥ) 1. m. A hog.

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

Kīṭī (कीटी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kīḍī.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kiti 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kiṭi (ಕಿಟಿ):—[noun] (usu. used in duplicate kiṭikiṭi) an imitative sound (as of a dry bamboo bursting in fire).

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Kiṭi (ಕಿಟಿ):—[noun] a wild boar (Sus scrofa).

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Kiṭi (ಕಿಟಿ):—[noun] (dial.) a precious pearl; a gem (usu. a synthetic one).

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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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