Caturyoni, Catur-yoni: 1 definition



Caturyoni means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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 Chaturyoni.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Caturyoni (चतुर्योनि) or simply Yoni refers to the “four wombs” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 90):

  1. aṇḍaja (egg-born)
  2. saṃsvedajo (moisture-born),
  3. jarāyuja (viviparous),
  4. upapāduka (spontaneously-born).

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., yoni). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

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