Caturangula, Caturaṅgula, Catur-angula, Caturamgula: 10 definitions


Caturangula means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chaturangula.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Caturangula in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Google Books: Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences (Astronomy)

Caturaṅgula (चतुरङ्गुल) refers to a measure of “four aṅgulas”, according to Śrīpati’s Siddhāntaśekhara verse 19.19-20.—Accordingly, “A vessel, resembling half a pot in shape (i.e. hemispherical), made of ten palas of copper, six aṅgulas in height and twice the same in the diameter of the mouth, which can be filled with sixty palas of water, is the Ghaṭī-yantra. It should be pierced beforehand by a four aṅgulas [i.e., caturaṅgula] long gold needle that has been made of three and one-third māṣas [of gold]. Then it fills with water [and sinks] in one ghaṭikā (=nāḍikā)”.

Jyotisha book cover
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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Caturangula in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

caturaṅgula : (adj.) measuring four inches.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Caturaṅgula (adj.) measuring 4 fingers, 4 fingers broad or wide, Vin. I, 46; S. II, 178; J. VI, 534; Th. 1, 1137; Vism. 124.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Caturangula in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Caturaṅgula (चतुरङ्गुल).—

1) the four fingers of the hand.

2) four fingers broad.

Derivable forms: caturaṅgulam (चतुरङ्गुलम्).

Caturaṅgula is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms catur and aṅgula (अङ्गुल).

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

Caturaṅgula (चतुरङ्गुल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lī-laṃ) Four fingers, (long, &c.) m.

(-laḥ) A kind of Cassia. (Cassia fistula.) E. catur four, and aṅgulī a finger; the leaves being four fingers in length.

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

1) Caturaṅgula (चतुरङ्गुल):—[=catur-aṅgula] [from catur > catasṛ] n. 4 fingers of the hand (without the thumb), [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra xvii, 10, 6 f.]; 4 fingers broad, 4 inches, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa x, 2, 2, 4; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Kauśika-sūtra 26]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Cathartocarpus fistula, [Caraka vii, 8; Suśruta i, iv]

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

Caturaṅgula (चतुरङ्गुल):—[catura-ṅgula] (laḥ) 1. m. A kind of Cassia.

[Sanskrit to German]

Caturangula in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Caturangula in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Caturaṃgula (ಚತುರಂಗುಲ):—

1) [noun] a distance or measure of four inches.

2) [noun] the tree Cassia fistula (= Carthartocarpus fistula) of Caesalpiniaceae family, with yellow flowers and long round legumes; Indian laburnum.

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Caturaṃguḷa (ಚತುರಂಗುಳ):—[noun] = ಚತುರಂಗುಲ [caturamgula].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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