Caturanta, Cāturanta, Catur-anta, Caturantā: 6 definitions


Caturanta 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 Chaturanta.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cāturanta (चातुरन्त).—a Possessing the whole earth bounded by four oceans; चातुरन्तोऽपि राजा सद्यो विनश्यति (cāturanto'pi rājā sadyo vinaśyati) Kau. A.1.5.

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Caturanta (चतुरन्त).—a. bordered on all sides; भूत्वा चिराय चतुरन्तमहीसपत्नी (bhūtvā cirāya caturantamahīsapatnī) Ś.4.19.

Caturanta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms catur and anta (अन्त).

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Caturantā (चतुरन्ता).—the earth.

Caturantā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms catur and antā (अन्ता).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Cāturanta (चातुरन्त).—(compare also prec.), nt. (?), the whole world (bounded by the four oceans): °taṃ vijitavān Mvy 6542. In Pali used as adj. f. with words for earth; also m. as applied to a king (so also in Sanskrit, Kauṭ. Arth. Sham.^1 11.10 °to 'pi rājā), ruler of the whole earth, Sn 552 etc.; unrecorded in this gender and meaning; compare Sanskrit caturantā, adj. or subst., said of the earth; see next, and s.v. catu- raṅga.

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

Caturanta (चतुरन्त).—[adjective] surrounded (by the sea) on all four sides; [feminine] ā the earth.

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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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Pali-English dictionary

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

Cāturanta: (adj.) “of four ends,” i.e. covering or belonging to the 4 points of the compass, all-encircling, Ep. of the earth: J. II, 343 (paṭhavī); IV, 309 (mahī)—(n-m.) one who rules over the 4 points; i.e. over the whole world (of a Cakkavattin) D. I, 88 (cp. DA. I, 249); II, 16; Sn. 552. See also Sp. AvS. II, 111, n. 2;

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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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