Pitu, Pītu, Pīṭu: 11 definitions


Pitu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, biology, Tamil. 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.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Pitu in India is the name of a plant defined with Cissampelos pareira in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cocculus orbiculatus (L.) DC. (among others).

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

· Regni Vegetabilis Systema Naturae (1817)
· Amaltheum botanicum (1705)
· Florae Fluminensis Icones
· Systema Vegetabilium, ed. 14 (1784)
· Flora Brasiliensis (1825)
· Journal de Botanique (1809)

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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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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pitu : (m.) father.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pitu (पितु).—(Ved.) Food, sacrificial fee; अन्नं वै पितु दक्षिणा वै पितु (annaṃ vai pitu dakṣiṇā vai pitu) Ait. Br.1.13.

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Pītu (पीतु).—

1) The sun.

2) Fire

3) The chief elephant of a herd.

Derivable forms: pītuḥ (पीतुः).

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

Pītu (पीतु).—m.

(-tuḥ) 1. The sun. 2. Fire. 3. The chief elephant of a herd. E. to drink, (or dry up water,) and tun Unadi aff.

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

Pitu (पितु).—i. e. 1. pā + tu, m. Drink.

— Cf. [Latin] potus.

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

Pitu (पितु).—[masculine] ([neuter]) drink; nourishment, food.

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

1) Pitu (पितु):—m. once n. (√, pyai) juice, drink, nourishment, food, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa] (cf. [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska ii, 7.])

2) Pītu (पीतु):—[from pīta] a m. ‘who drinks or dries up’, the sun or fire, [Uṇādi-sūtra i, 71 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

3) [v.s. ...] the chief elephant of a herd, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] =

4) b See p. 629, col. 3.

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

Pītu (पीतु):—(tuḥ) 2. m. The sun; Agnī or fire; the chief elephant in the midst of a herd.

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Pitu 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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Pitu (பிது) noun < pitṛ. See பிதா¹. [pitha¹.] மாதா வினைப் பிதுவை [matha vinaip pithuvai] (நாலாயிர திவ்யப்பிரபந்தம் இயற். திருவிருத்தம் [nalayira thivyappirapandam iyar. thiruvirutham] 95).

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Pitu (பிது) noun < pṛthu. Greatness; பெருமை. பிதுமதி வழிநின்று [perumai. pithumathi vazhininru] (திருவிசைப்பா திருமாளி. [thiruvisaippa thirumali.] 2, 6).

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Pīṭu (பீடு) noun [Telugu: bīru.]

1. Greatness; பெருமை. பீடுகெழு செல்வ மரீஇய கண்ணே [perumai. pidugezhu selva mariiya kanne] (பதிற்றுப்பத்து [pathirruppathu] 50, 26).

2. Might, strength; வலிமை. நண் ணாரு முட்குமென் பீடு [valimai. nan naru mudkumen pidu] (திருக்குறள் [thirukkural], 1088).

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Pīṭu (பீடு) noun [Telugu: K. bīḍu.]

1. Waste, uncultivated land; inferior soil; தரிசுநிலம். [tharisunilam.] (C. G.)

2. Decay, deficiency; scarcity; குறைவு. [kuraivu.] (W.)

3. Inferiority, lowness; தாழ்வு. இந்தச் சரக்குப் பீடா னது. [thazhvu. inthas sarakkup pida nathu.] Madras usage

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Pīṭu (பீடு) noun < pīḍā. Affliction, sorrow; துன்பம். [thunpam.] (W.)

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Pīṭu (பீடு) noun (அரு. நி. [aru. ni.] 141.)

1. Pliability; குழைவு. [kuzhaivu.]

2. Similarity; ஒப்பு. [oppu.]

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Pītu (பீது) noun < pītu. (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி [yazhppanathu manippayagarathi])

1. Sun; சூரியன். [suriyan.]

2. Fire; தீ. [thi.]

3. Chief elephant in a herd; யானைத்திரளின் தலைமைபெற்ற யானை. [yanaithiralin thalaimaiperra yanai.]

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