Catuhshala, aka: Catuḥśāla, Catur-shala; 3 Definition(s)


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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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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.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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: DDSA: The practical 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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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