Caturmahapatha, Catur-mahapatha, Catummahapatha, Caturmahāpatha, Cātummahāpatha, Catumahāpatha: 4 definitions


Caturmahapatha 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 Chaturmahapatha.

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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Caturmahapatha in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

cātummahāpatha : (m.) the place where four roads meet.

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

1) Cātummahāpatha: the place where 4 roads cross, a crossroad D. I, 102, 194=243; M. I, 124; III, 91; cp. catu°.

2) Catumahāpatha a crossing on a high-road Vism. 235.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Caturmahapatha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Caturmahāpatha (चतुर्महापथ).—(m.; = Pali catu-ma°; compare Sanskrit catuṣpatha and mahāpatha), crossing of four main roads: catuḥmahāpathe (v.l. caturma°) sthitvā Mahāvastu i.301.19 (in verse form of the same catuṣpathe, 303.18); caturmahāpathe ii.177.20; 178.1; °thāto, abl., 178.2.

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

Caturmahāpatha (चतुर्महापथ):—[=catur-mahā-patha] [from catur > catasṛ] n. meeting of 4 great roads, [Divyāvadāna xxxv, 11.]

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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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