Caturthamsha, Caturthāṃśa: 9 definitions
Caturthamsha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
The Sanskrit term Caturthāṃśa can be transliterated into English as Caturthamsa or Caturthamsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Chaturthamsha.
Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)Source: archive.org: Hindu Mathematics
Caturthāṃśa (चतुर्थांश) or Caturthabhāga refers to the “fourth part” (i.e., one-fourth) in Bhinna (“fractions”) and Bhāga (“unit fractions”), which refers to one of the twenty operations (logistics) of pāṭīgaṇita (“science of calculation which requires the use of writing material—the board”), according to Pṛthudakasvāmī’s commentary on the Brāhmasphuṭasiddhānta by Brahmagupta, a Sanskrit treatise on ancient Indian mathematics (gaṇita-śāstra) and astronomy from the 7th century.—In the Śulba, unit fractions are denoted by the use of a cardinal number with the term bhāga or aṃśa; [...]. The use of ordinal numbers with the term bhāga or aṃśa is also quite common, e.g., pañcama-bhāga (“fifth part”) is equivalent to one-fifth, and so on [e.g., caturthāṃśa].
Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-śaḥ) A quarter, a fourth part. E. caturtha, and aṃśa part.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Caturthāṃśa (चतुर्थांश).—1. m. a fourth. 2. adj. entitled to a quarter, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 210.
Caturthāṃśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms caturtha and aṃśa (अंश).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Caturthāṃśa (चतुर्थांश).—1. [masculine] the fourth part, a quarter.
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Caturthāṃśa (चतुर्थांश).—2. [adjective] receiving a quarter.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Caturthāṃśa (चतुर्थांश):—[from caturtha > catasṛ] m. a 4th part, [Harivaṃśa 9690]
2) [v.s. ...] mfn. = śin, [Manu-smṛti viii, 210.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Caturthāṃśa (चतुर्थांश):—[caturthā-ṃśa] (śaḥ) 1. m. A quarter.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Caturthāṃśa (ಚತುರ್ಥಾಂಶ):—[noun] any of the four equal parts of something; a quarter.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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