Catuhshala, Catuḥśāla, Catur-shala: 6 definitions

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Catuhshala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

The Sanskrit term Catuḥśāla can be transliterated into English as Catuhsala or Catuhshala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chatuhshala.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Catuḥ-śāla or Catuḥ-śālā.—(EI 20; SITI), a cloister. (SITI), a meeting hall; see catuś-śālā. (EI 24), same as catur-ālaya. Note: catuḥ-śāla is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Catuḥśāla (चतुःशाल).—(catuḥśālam, catuśśālam, catuḥśālī, catuśśālī) a square of four buildings, a quadrangle enclosed by four buildings; अलं चतु शालमिमं प्रवेश्य (alaṃ catu śālamimaṃ praveśya) Mk.3.7; देवीनां चतुःशालमिदम् (devīnāṃ catuḥśālamidam) Pratimā 6.

Derivable forms: catuḥśālam (चतुःशालम्).

Catuḥśāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms catur and śāla (शाल).

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

Catuḥśāla (चतुःशाल).—nf.

(-laṃ-lā) A square formed by four houses. E. catur four, śālā a hall or house: the compound takes the neuter gender or the feminine, with ṭāp affix; also with kan added catuḥśālaka catasṛṇāṃ śālānāṃ samāhāraḥ .

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

Catuḥśāla (चतुःशाल).—I. adj. possessing four halls, [Pañcatantra] 252, 17. Ii. n. a square formed by four houses, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 23, 10.

Catuḥśāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms catur and śāla (शाल).

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

Catuḥśāla (चतुःशाल).—[adjective] containing four halls; [masculine] such a building.

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

1) Catuḥśāla (चतुःशाल):—[=catuḥ-śāla] [from catuḥ > catasṛ] mfn. having 4 halls, [Mahābhārata i, iii; Pañcatantra; Matsya-purāṇa; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a building with 4 halls, [Rāmāyaṇa ii f.; Mṛcchakaṭikā iii, 7; Rājataraṅgiṇī iii, 13.]

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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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