Caturanta, aka: Cāturanta, Catur-anta, Caturantā; 2 Definition(s)


Caturanta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Caturanta in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [C] · next »

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

--- OR ---

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).

--- OR ---

Caturantā (चतुरन्ता).—the earth.

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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English 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: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of caturanta in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 429 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Samanta.—(IE 8-1), corrupt form of saṃvat. Note: samanta is defined in the “Indian epigraphical...
Dṛṣṭānta (दृष्टान्त, “example”) refers to the fifth of the sixteen padārthas (“categories”) in ...
Aparānta (अपरान्त).—m. (= Pali aparanta; sometimes contrasted with pūrvānta, q.v.), the future:...
Siddhānta (सिद्धान्त).—m. (-ntaḥ) 1. Demonstrated conclusion, established truth: it may be eith...
Kṛtānta.—(EI 3), same as siddhānta. Note: kṛtānta is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossa...
Ekānta (एकान्त) refers to “absolutistic attitude” and represents one of the five types of ...
Anta (अन्त) is Pali for “intestines” (Sanskrit Antra) refers to one of the thirty-substances of...
Caturasra (चतुरस्र).—mfn. (-sraḥ-srā-sraṃ) Four cornered, quadrangular. n. (-sraṃ) A square. E....
Caturmukha (Apabhraṃśa Caumuha=nominative Caumuhu), we see that he was one of the greatest Apab...
Caturaṅga.—(EI 2), a complete army. Note: caturaṅga is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glos...
1) Caturbhuja (चतुर्भुज) is the father of Rudraṇa and the great-great-grand-father of Kumāramaṇ...
Vedānta (वेदान्त).—See under Veda.
Sīmanta (सीमन्त).—m. (-ntaḥ) 1. A separation of the hair on each side, so as to leave a distinc...
Caturyuga (चतुर्युग) refers to a time period consisting of four times the amount of one Ka...
Yugānta (युगान्त).—1) the end of the yoke. 2) the end of an age, end or destruction of the worl...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: