Kritti, Kṛtti: 10 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Kṛtti can be transliterated into English as Krtti or Kritti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kṛtti (कृत्ति) (Cf. Carman) refers to the “hide” (of an elephant), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.27 (“Description of the fraudulent words of the Brahmacārin”).—Accordingly, as Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin) said to Pārvatī: “If you are stopping me with devotion, truly desirous of hearing then I shall explain everything whereby you may gain some wisdom. I know Śiva through and through with all His weighty attributes. I shall tell you the truth. Listen with attention. The great lord is bull-bannered. His body is smeared with ashes. His hair is matted. He is clad in the hide of a tiger. He has covered His body with the hide of an elephant [i.e., gaja-kṛttigajakṛttinā]. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṛtti (कृत्ति).—f. [kṛt-ktin]

1) Skin, hide (in general); Mu.3.2.

2) Especially, the hide of an antelope on which a religious student sits.

3) The bark of the birch-tree used for writing upon &c.

4) The birch-tree.

5) One of the lunar mansions, Pleiades.

6) A house.

Derivable forms: kṛttiḥ (कृत्तिः).

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

Kṛtti (कृत्ति).—f.

(-ttiḥ) 1. The hide upon which the religious student sits, sleeps, &c. usually the skin of an antelope. 2. The skin. 3. The bark of the B'hurjpatra, used for writing upon, for making hooka snakes, &c. 4. One of the lunar mansions: see the next. E. kṛt to cut, ktin aff.

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

Kṛtti (कृत्ति).—[kṛt + ti], f. A hide.

— Cf. vāsas.

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

1) Kṛtti (कृत्ति):—[from kṛt] a f. skin, hide, [Ṛg-veda viii, 90, 6; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Atharva-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] a garment made of skin ([from] √3. kṛt?), [Nirukta, by Yāska v, 22]

3) [v.s. ...] the hide or skin on which the religious student sits or sleeps, etc. (usually the skin of an antelope), [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] the birch tree, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] the bark of the birch tree (used for writing upon, for making hooka pipes, etc.), [Horace H. Wilson]

6) [v.s. ...] (= kṛttikā) one of the lunar mansions (the Pleiads), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] a house, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska iii, 4] (probably with reference to, [Ṛg-veda viii, 90, 6]; but cf. kuṭī)

8) [v.s. ...] food, [Nirukta, by Yāska v, 22]

9) [v.s. ...] fame (yaśas), [ib.];

10) [v.s. ...] cf. [Hibernian or Irish] cart; [Latin] cortex.

11) b kṛttikā See √2. kṛt.

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

Kṛtti (कृत्ति):—(ttiḥ) 2. f. A hide or skin on which the religious student sits.

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

Kṛtti (कृत्ति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Katti, Kicci, Kitti.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kritti 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

Kṛtti (ಕೃತ್ತಿ):—

1) [noun] an animal skin or pelt, either raw or tanned; hide.

2) [noun] the tree Betula alba of Betulaceae family, having smooth bark easily peeled off in thin sheets, and hard, close-grained wood; Indian birch tree.

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Kritti (ಕ್ರಿತ್ತಿ):—[noun] the tree Betula alba of Betulaceae family, having smooth bark easily peeled off in thin sheets, and hard, close-grained wood; Indian birch tree.

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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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