Caturya, Cāturya: 14 definitions


Caturya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Chaturya.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Cāturya (चातुर्य) refers to “skill”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.44 (“Menā regains consciousness”).—Accordingly, as Menā said to the Sages: “[...] What an awful bridegroom has been secured by this wicked girl? The mountain and I, nay the whole family, has been made a laughing stock. He has neither a mother nor a father. He has no brother no kinsman. He has not even a fellow clansman. He has no beauty, no skill (cāturya), not even a house of His own! [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cāturya (चातुर्य).—n (S) Shrewdness, sagacity, intelligence, ability.

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

cāturya (चातुर्य).—n Shrewdness, intelligence; sagacity.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cāturya (चातुर्य).—[caturasya bhāvaḥ ṣyañ]

1) Skill, cleverness, dexterity, shrewdness.

2) Loveliness, amiableness, beauty; भ्रूचातुर्य (bhrūcāturya) Bhartṛhari 1.3.

Derivable forms: cāturyam (चातुर्यम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Caturya (चतुर्य).—(?) , m. (= Sanskrit cāturya, nt.), cleverness, strategem, trick: in Mahāvastu iii.74.2 (prose) read with v.l. eṣo caturyo (Senart ca tujyo, see tujyo) kāryo. (Or read cāturyo ? Pali only cāturiya; in Vv.41.2 read with [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary] ca turiyagaṇā, supported by commentary)

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

Cāturya (चातुर्य) or Cāturyya.—n.

(-ryaṃ) Dexterity, cleverness. E. catra and ṣyañ aff.

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

Cāturya (चातुर्य).—i. e. catura + ya, n. Charm, beauty, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 6, 13.

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

Cāturya (चातुर्य).—[neuter] ability, dexterity, grace.

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

1) Caturya (चतुर्य):—[from catasṛ] [Nominal verb] [Parasmaipada] ryati (1st [future] ryitā [infinitive mood] ryitum), to wish for 4 [Pāṇini 8-2, 78], [vArttika] 1.

2) Cāturya (चातुर्य):—[from cātura] n. (= , [Siddhānta-kaumudī napuṃs. 4; Vopadeva iv]) dexterity, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha xiii, 134; Subhāṣitāvali]

3) [v.s. ...] amiableness, [Mahābhārata i, 3905; Rāmāyaṇa i, 6, 3; Bhartṛhari i, 3; Sāhitya-darpaṇa iii, 59/60.]

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

Cāturya (चातुर्य):—(ryyaṃ) 1. n. Dexterity.

[Sanskrit to German]

Caturya 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Cāturya (चातुर्य) [Also spelled chatury]:—(nm) cleverness, ingeniousness, tact; dexterity.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Cāturya (ಚಾತುರ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] cleverness; deftness; dexterity; ingenuity.

2) [noun] pleasantness; agreeableness.

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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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