Caturanuka, Caturaṇuka, Catur-anuka: 2 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Caturanuka 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 Chaturanuka.

In Hinduism

Nyaya (school of philosophy)

[«previous (C) next»] — Caturanuka in Nyaya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories

Caturaṇuka (चतुरणुक) refers to the “conjunction of four triads (tryaṇuka)” according to the Dīpikā on Tarkasaṃgraha.—Annaṃbhaṭṭa states in his Dīpikā about creation and dissolution that due to the creative will of the omnipotent God, motion is first produced in the atoms (paramāṇu). Then, from the conjunction of two atoms is dyad (dvyaṇuka) is produced. Then, as a consequence of conjunction of three dyads, a triad (tryaṇuka) is formed. Similarly, with four triads, a quadrate (caturaṇuka) is produced, and so on and on until the great masses of gross earth, water, light and atmosphere are formed.

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Nyaya (न्याय, nyaya) refers to a school of Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. The Nyaya philosophy is known for its theories on logic, methodology and epistemology, however, it is closely related with Vaisheshika in terms of metaphysics.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous (C) next»] — Caturanuka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Caturaṇuka (चतुरणुक):—[=catur-aṇuka] [from catur > catasṛ] n. an aggregate of 4 atoms, [Bādarāyaṇa’s Brahma-sūtra ii, 2, 11 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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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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