Pittu, Piṭṭu, Pīttu, Pīṭṭu: 3 definitions


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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Pittu in the Telugu language is the name of a plant identified with Solanum erianthum D. Don from the Solanaceae (Potato) family having the following synonyms: Solanum verbascifolium var. adulterinum. For the possible medicinal usage of pittu, 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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Piṭṭu (ಪಿಟ್ಟು):—

1) [noun] finely ground meal of grain as wheat, rice, etc.; flour.

2) [noun] the means of sustaining life; livelihood.

3) [noun] the head of a clan following a particular trade or vocation.

4) [noun] a hand full of flour made into a small ball.

5) [noun] (gen.) food.

6) [noun] cooked flour of rāgi, jowar, etc. served in the form of a ball.

7) [noun] (hist.) a kind of tax.

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Pittu (ಪಿತ್ತು):—[noun] = ಪಿತ್ತ [pitta].

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Piṭṭu (பிட்டு) noun perhaps from piṣṭa. [Telugu: Kanarese, Malayalam: piṭṭu.]

1. A kind of confectionery; சிற்றுண்டி. வகை. மதுரையிற் பிட்டமுது செய்தருளி [sirrundi. vagai. mathuraiyir pittamuthu seytharuli] (திருவாசகம் [thiruvasagam] 13, 16).

2. Millet flour; தினைமா. [thinaima.] (W.)

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Pittu (பித்து) noun < pitta. [K. huccu.]

1. Bile, gall; பித்த நீர். குருவளர் பித்து மரகத மென்று [pitha nir. kuruvalar pithu maragatha menru] (திருவாலவாயுடையார் திருவிளையாடற் [thiruvalavayudaiyar thiruvilaiyadar] 25, 10).

2. Delirium, derangement, madness; பைத்தியம். பித்தொடு மயங்கி [paithiyam. pithodu mayangi] (தேவாரம் [thevaram] 475, 10).

3. Ignorance, foolishness; அறியாமை. பித்துறு முகமு முய்ய [ariyamai. pithuru mugamu muyya] (தணிகைப்புராணம் வீராட். [thanigaippuranam virad.] 77).

4. Excessive zeal, infatuation; மிக்க ஈடுபாடு. உள் ளம் வெம்போர்ப் பித்தேறின னென்ன [mikka idupadu. ul lam vemborp pitherina nenna] (கம்பராமாயணம் நாகபா. [kambaramayanam nagapa.] 23).

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Pīttu (பீத்து) [pīttutal] 5 intransitive verb < பிதற்று-. [pitharru-.] To swagger, boast, hector; வீண்பெருமை பேசுதல். [vinperumai pesuthal.] Colloq.

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Pīttu (பீத்து) noun < பீத்து-. [pithu-.] See பீத்தல்². [pithal².]

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Pīṭṭu (பீட்டு) adjectival cf. பீடுகாடு. [pidugadu.] Barren, uncultivable; தரிசான. [tharisana.] (P. T. L.)

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