Catushtaya, Catuṣṭaya, Cātuṣṭaya: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Catuṣṭaya and Cātuṣṭaya can be transliterated into English as Catustaya or Catushtaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chatushtaya.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Catuṣṭaya (चतुष्टय).—a.

1) (- f.) [चत्वारोऽवयवा विधा अस्य तयप् (catvāro'vayavā vidhā asya tayap)] Four-fold, consisting of four; पुराणस्य कवेस्तस्य चतुर्मुख- समीरिता । प्रवृत्तिरासीच्छब्दानां चरितार्था चतुष्टयी (purāṇasya kavestasya caturmukha- samīritā | pravṛttirāsīcchabdānāṃ caritārthā catuṣṭayī) || Ku.2.17.

-yam A group or collection of four; एकैकमप्यनर्थाय किमु यत्र चतुष्टयम् (ekaikamapyanarthāya kimu yatra catuṣṭayam) H. Pr.11; Ku.7.62; मासचतुष्टयस्य भोजनम् (māsacatuṣṭayasya bhojanam) H.1.

2) A square.

3) The first, fourth, seventh, and tenth signs of the zodiac.

4) The centre of a circle.

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Cātuṣṭaya (चातुष्टय).—a. [cātuṣṭayaṃ vetti, aṇ] Knowing or familiar with the चतुष्टय (catuṣṭaya).

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

Catuṣṭaya (चतुष्टय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yī-yaṃ) 1. Four. 2. Four-fold. n.

(-yaṃ) 1. A square. 2. The centre of a circle. 3. The aggregate of four. E. catur, and tayap aff. catvāro'vayavā vidhā asya tayapr .

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

Catuṣṭaya (चतुष्टय).—i. e. catur + taya, I. adj., f. . 1. Of four different sorts, Mahābhārata 12, 11965. 2. Being four, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 15, 28. Ii. n. A collection of four things, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 180.

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

Catuṣṭaya (चतुष्टय).—[feminine] ī fourfold, consisting of four; [neuter] the number four or a collection of four.

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

1) Catuṣṭaya (चतुष्टय):—[from catasṛ] mf(ī)n. ([nominative case] [plural] ye, [Pāṇini 8-3, 101; Kāśikā-vṛtti]) fourfold, consisting of 4 [Atharva-veda x, 2, 3; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiii; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa iii, viii; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata] etc.; 4 [Bhāgavata-purāṇa iii, 15, 28]

2) [v.s. ...] n. a set of 4, quaternion, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra viii; Gṛhyāsaṃgraha; Manu-smṛti] etc. (ifc. f(ā). , [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi])

3) [v.s. ...] n. a square, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] the 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th signs of the zodiac, [Varāha-mihira’s Yogayātrā iv, 48]

5) [v.s. ...] ‘a collection of Sūtras consisting of 4 sections’ See cāt.

6) Cātuṣṭaya (चातुष्टय):—[from cātura] mfn. ([from] cat) versed in the Sūtras consisting of 4 sections, [Pāṇini 4-2, 65; Kāśikā-vṛtti]

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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. 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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