Caturasiti, Caturāsīti, Caturashiti, Caturaśīti, Catur-ashiti: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Caturaśīti can be transliterated into English as Caturasiti or Caturashiti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chaturashiti.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Caturaśīti.—(IE 8-4), a territorial unit like a Parganā; see caurāsī. Note: caturaśīti is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

caturāsīti : (f.) eighty-four.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Caturaśīti (चतुरशीति).—a. or f. eighty four.

Caturaśīti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms catur and aśīti (अशीति).

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

Caturāśīti (चतुराशीति).—(= Pali °sīti, AMg. caurāsīiṃ, Pischel 446; see § 19.35), eighty-four: in prose, Mahāvastu iii.450.13 (v.l. °aśīti); Gaṇḍavyūha 389.16 (note in 22 below °aśīti); in verses (could be m.c.) Mahāvastu i.119.5; 216.10; compare also (verse) catvāri āśīti, eighty-four, Daśabhūmikasūtra.g. 44(70).25.

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

Caturaśīti (चतुरशीति):—[=catur-aśīti] [from catur > catasṛ] f. 84 [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā lxxvii, 30]

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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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