Caturveda, Catur-veda: 7 definitions

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Caturveda 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chaturveda.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Caturveda in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Caturveda (चतुर्वेद).—One of the Saptapitṛs (seven manes). Vairājas, agniṣvāttas, gārhapatyas, somapās, Ekaśṛṅgas, Caturvedas and Kālas are the seven manes. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 11, Verse 47).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Caturveda in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Caturveda (चतुर्वेद).—a. familiar with the four Vedas.

-daḥ the Supreme Soul.

Caturveda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms catur and veda (वेद).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Caturveda (चतुर्वेद).—I. m. pl. 1. the four Vedas [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 14074. 2. a kind of Manes, Mahābhārata 2, 463. Ii. adj. 1. containing the four Vedas, ib. 3, 13560. 2. conversant with the four Vedas, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 7993.

Caturveda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms catur and veda (वेद).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Caturveda (चतुर्वेद).—1. [masculine] [plural] the four Vedas.

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Caturveda (चतुर्वेद).—2. [adjective] containing the four Vedas, also = seq.

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

1) Caturveda (चतुर्वेद):—[=catur-veda] [from catur > catasṛ] mfn. ([gana] brāhmaṇādi) containing the 4 Vedas, [Mahābhārata iii, 13560] (Brahmā), [Harivaṃśa 12884] (Viṣṇu)

2) [v.s. ...] ([Pāṇini 5-1, 124; Siddhānta-kaumudī]) = -vidya, [Harivaṃśa 7993; Subhāṣitāvali]

3) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] the 4 Vedas, [Harivaṃśa 14074]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a class of manes, [Mahābhārata ii, 463.]

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Caturveda (चतुर्वेद):—(ca + veda)

1) m. pl. die 4 Veda [Harivaṃśa 14074.] —

2) adj. gaṇa brāhmaṇādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 5, 1, 124.] die 4 Veda in sich enthaltend: brahman [Mahābhārata 3, 13560.] viṣṇu [Harivaṃśa 12884.] mit den 4 Veda vertraut [Siddhāntakaumudī] zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher.5,1,124.] [Harivaṃśa.7993.] [Colebrooke] [?II,398.404. fg.], wo das ehrende Beiwort eines Autors der Kürze wegen als Nomen proprium gebraucht wird. —

3) m. pl. eine Art Manen [Mahābhārata 2, 463.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Caturveda (चतुर्वेद):—1. m. Pl. die vier Veda.

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Caturveda (चतुर्वेद):—2. —

1) Adj. — a) die 4 Veda in sich enthaltend. — b) mit den 4 Veda vertraut [Indische sprüche 2230.] —

2) m. Pl. eine best. Klasse von Manen.

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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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