Caturveda, Catur-veda: 9 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.

In Hinduism

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.]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Caturveda (चतुर्वेद) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Cauveda, Cauveya, Cauvveda.

[Sanskrit to German]

Caturveda in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Caturveda in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Caturvēda (ಚತುರ್ವೇದ):—[noun] (pl.) the four vēdas - Řgvēda, Yajurvēda, Sāmavēda and Atharvaṇavēda.

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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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