Vitti: 13 definitions

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Vitti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vitti (वित्ति).—A Jayādeva god:1 son of Brahmā with mantraśarīra.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 6;
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 6.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Vitti [വീട്ടി] in the Malayalam language is the name of a plant identified with Dalbergia latifolia Roxb. from the Fabaceae (Pea) family having the following synonyms: Amerimnon latifolium. For the possible medicinal usage of vitti, 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.

Vitti in the Tamil language is the name of a plant identified with Aporosa cardiosperma (Gaertn.) Merr. from the Phyllanthaceae (Amla) family having the following synonyms: Aporosa lindleyana, Scepa lindleyana.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vitti : (f.) joy; happiness.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Vitti, (f.) (cp. Sk. vitti, fr. vid) prosperity, happiness, joy, felicity A. III, 78; J. IV, 103; VI, 117; Kvu 484; Th. 1, 609; Dhs. 9 (cp. DhsA. 143); PvA. 106. (Page 621)

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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

Vitti (वित्ति).—f. [vid-ktin]

1) Knowledge.

2) Judgment, discrimination, thought.

3) Gain, acquisition.

4) Likelihood.

Derivable forms: vittiḥ (वित्तिः).

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

Vitti (वित्ति).—f.

(-ttiḥ) 1. Discussion, discrimination, judgment, investigation. 2. Knowledge. 3. Gain, acquisition. 4. Livelihood. E. vid to know, &c., aff. ktin .

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

Vitti (वित्ति).—i. e. vid + ti, f. 1. Investigation. 2. Probability, likelihood. 3. Knowledge. 4. Acquisition, gain.

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

Vitti (वित्ति).—1. [feminine] consciousness, intellect.

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Vitti (वित्ति).—2. (vitti) [feminine] finding or anything found; gain, acquisition.

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

1) Vitti (वित्ति):—[from vittaka > vid] 1. vitti f. consciousness, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

2) [v.s. ...] understanding, intelligence, [Saṃhitā-upaniṣad-brāhmaṇa]

3) [from vid] 2. vitti f. finding, acquisition, gain, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra]

4) [v.s. ...] a find, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] the being found, existence, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) a term of praise [gana] matallikādi.

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

Vitti (वित्ति):—(ttiḥ) 2. f. Discussion; knowledge; gain; probability.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vitti 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Vitti (वित्ति) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Vetrin.

2) Vitti (वित्ति) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vṛtti.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vitti (ವಿತ್ತಿ):—

1) [noun] an extent of land or village granted for one’s livelihood.

2) [noun] a kind of tax levied on the income of people.

3) [noun] means of living or of supporting life; livelihood; subsistence.

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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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