vITa Cologne Sanskrit Dictionary: n. (only in Siddh.) or {vITA} f. a small piece of wood shaped like a barley-corn and about a span long (it was struck with a stick or bat in a kind of game , like tip-cat , played by boys ; accord. to some it was a kind of metal ball ; others say it was held in the mouth as a form of penance) 6 vIta 4 mfn. (prob. fr. {vai} ; for 1. 2. 3. {vIta} see under 1. 3. 4. {vI}) worn out , useless L. ; n. a useless horse or elephant L.