Caturmaharajakayika, Caturmahārājakāyika: 2 definitions
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Caturmahārājakāyika (चतुर्महाराजकायिक).—adj. with deva or deva-putra, = next and (the more usual) cātur°, belonging to the group of the four ‘World-Guardians’ (a class of gods, see cāturmahārājika): Mahāvastu i.212.15 = ii.16.3; iii.223.9; 319.13; Lalitavistara 366.11; 441.15; read so with best mss., sup- ported by Tibetan, in Lalitavistara 367.4 for text mahārājakāyika. Some of these prose.
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Cāturmahārājakāyika (चातुर्महाराजकायिक).—adj., = catur° and next, q.v.: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 160.2; 239.6; Lalitavistara 50.20; 60.7; 396.14; Mahāvastu i.333.5; Mahāvyutpatti 3078; Dharmasaṃgraha 127; Divyāvadāna 195.1; 199.8; 367.9; Bodhisattvabhūmi 61.27.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Caturmahārājakāyika (चतुर्महाराजकायिक):—[=catur-mahā-rāja-kāyika] [from caturmahā-rāja > catur > catasṛ] m. [plural] (= cāt) ‘belonging to the attendance of those 4 great kings’, Name of a class of deities, [Buddhist literature; cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) Cāturmahārājakāyika (चातुर्महाराजकायिक):—[from cātura] ([plural]) = cat, [Buddhist literature]
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