- a thin, flat unleavened bread of India, usually of whole-wheat flour, baked in a hot, dry skillet
- a piece of this
Origin of chapatiHindi capati from Sanskrit carpa??, flat cake from carpa?a, flat
Also sp. cha·pat′ti
A flat, unleavened, disk-shaped bread of northern India, made of wheat flour, water, and salt.
Origin of chapatiHindi capātī from capānā to press down, flatten causative of capnā to be pressed or flattened akin to Prakrit cappaï he presses perhaps akin to Sanskrit carpa&tlowdot;ah flat of the hand, thin biscuit of flour (ultimately of non-Indo-Aryan origin) or to Tamil cappa&tlowdot;&tlowdot;ai anything flat, flatness