Tota, aka: Tōṭā, Toṭā, Ṭoṭa, Tōta; 4 Definition(s)


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India history and geogprahy

1) Tōta (“garden”) is one of the many exogamous septs (division) among the Bōyas (an old fighting caste of Southern India). The Bōyas were much prized as fighting men in the stirring times of the eighteenth century .

2) Tota (“garden”) refers to one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Mutrachas: a Telugu caste most numerous in the Kistna, Nellore, Cuddapah, and North Arcot districts. The Mutracha people were employed by the Vijayanagar kings to defend the frontiers of their dominions, and were honoured with the title of paligars.

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Marathi-English dictionary

tōṭā (तोटा).—m ( H) Loss: opp. to gain. 2 Deficiency, shortcoming, want: opp. to justness or sufficiency of quantity. 3 A cartridge. 4 A roll of paper with powder. A firework.

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tōtā (तोता).—m ( H) A parrot. 2 (Properly tutiyā) Blue vitriol.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tōṭā (तोटा).—m Loss-opp. gain. Deficiency, short-coming, want. A cartridge.

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tōtā (तोता).—m A parrot.

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

Ṭoṭa (टोट).—a. Small, little.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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