(fr. 2. ka-declined in plural only, Gram. 227 a-;all the cases except the Nominal verbvocative case and accusative taking terminations, whereas the correlative iti-has become fixed as an indeclinable adverb) , how many? quot? several (exempli gratia, 'for example'kati devāḥ-,how many gods? kati vyāpādayati kati vā tāḍayati-,some he kills and some he strikes). In the sense of"several","some", kati- is generally followed by cid- or api- (exempli gratia, 'for example'katicid ahāni-,for several or some days)
it may be used as an adverb with cid- in the sense of"oftentimes","much","in many ways" (exempli gratia, 'for example'katicit stutaḥ-,much or often praised) ; ([ confer, compareZend caiti; Greek ; Latin quot; confer, compare Sk. tati-and Latin tot.])
कति pron. a. [किम्-डति] (always declined in the plural only; कति, कतिभिः &c.) 1 How many; कत्यग्नयः कति सूर्यासः Rv.1.88.18; एभिर्भूतैः स्मर कति कृताः स्वान्त ते विप्रलम्भाः Śānti.3.18; -2 Some. When followed by चित्, चन or अपि, कति loses its interrogative force and becomes indefinite in sense, meaning 'some', 'several', 'a few'; तन्वी स्थिता कतिचिदेव पदानि गत्वा Ś.2.12; कत्यपि वासराणि Amaru.25; तस्मिन्नद्रौ कतिचिदबलाविप्रयुक्तः स कामी नीत्वा मासान् Me.2.
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