Caturarthika, aka: Cāturarthika; 2 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Chaturarthika.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Cāturarthika (चातुरर्थिक).—The affixes prescribed in the four senses mentioned in P. IV.2.67-70. These taddhita affixes are given in the Sutras IV.2.71 to IV.2.91. The term चातुरर्थिक (cāturarthika) is used for these afixes by commentators on Panini sutras.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Cāturarthika (चातुरर्थिक).—[caturṣu artheṣu vihitaḥ ṭhak] (In gram.) A suffix added to words in four different senses.

Derivable forms: cāturarthikaḥ (चातुरर्थिकः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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