Caturmasa, Catur-masa, Cāturmāsa, Caturmāsa, Catumāsa, Catumasa: 6 definitions

Introduction

Caturmasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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 Chaturmasa.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

caturmāsa (चतुर्मास).—m (S) The four monsoon months. See cāturmāsya.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

caturmāsa (चतुर्मास).—m The four monsoon months.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cāturmāsa (चातुर्मास).—a. [caturṣu māseṣu bhavaḥ aṇ] Produced in four months.

-sī 1 Name of a sacrifice (iṣṭi).

2) The day of full moon at this sacrifice.

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Caturmāsa (चतुर्मास).—a period of four months; (reckoned from the 11th day in the bright half of āṣāḍha to the 11th day in the bright half of kārtika).

Derivable forms: caturmāsam (चतुर्मासम्).

Caturmāsa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms catur and māsa (मास).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cāturmāsa (चातुर्मास).—mfn.

(-saḥ-sī-saṃ) Produced in four months. E. caturmāsa, and aṇ aff.

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

1) Caturmāsa (चतुर्मास):—[=catur-māsa] [from catur > catasṛ] n. a period of 4 months, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) Cāturmāsa (चातुर्मास):—[from cātura] mfn. produced in 4 months, [Horace H. Wilson]

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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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Pali-English dictionary

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

Catumāsa 4 months, a season PvA. 96; Dpvs. I, 24, 37 (cā°); see under māsa;

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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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