Caturdvara, Caturdvāra, Catudvara, Catur-dvara, Catudvāra: 3 definitions

Introduction

Caturdvara 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 Chaturdvara.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

catudvāra : (adj.) having four gates.

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

Catudvāra with 4 gates, of a house D. I, 102 (=DA. I, 270); of Avīciniraya It. 86; J. IV, 3; Pv. I, 1013; cp. Catudvāra Jātaka (No. 439; J. IV, 1 sq.);

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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

Caturdvāra (चतुर्द्वार).—

1) a house with four entrances on four sides.

2) four doors taken collectively.

Derivable forms: caturdvāram (चतुर्द्वारम्).

Caturdvāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms catur and dvāra (द्वार).

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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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