Catutpadi, Catuṭpadī, Catush-padi, Catushpadi: 4 definitions



Catutpadi 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 Chatutpadi.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous next»] — Catutpadi in Chandas glossary
Source: Journal of the University of Bombay Volume V: Apabhramsa metres (2)

Catuṣpadī (चतुष्पदी) is another name for Rāsāvalaya, which is a catuṣpadi metre (as popularly employed by the Apabhraṃśa bards), as discussed in books such as the Chandonuśāsana, Kavidarpaṇa, Vṛttajātisamuccaya and Svayambhūchandas.—Rāsāvalaya (Catuṣpadī) has 21 mātrās in each of their four lines, divided into groups of 6, 4, 6, 5 mātras.—Vastuka and Catuṣpadī seem to be similar common names applied to the Catuṣpadis in general.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Catutpadi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Catuṣpadī (चतुष्पदी):—[=catuṣ-padī] [from catuṣ-pad > catuṣ > catasṛ] a f. ‘a female quadruped’, in [compound], dī-gamana n. intercourse with a female quadruped, [Suśruta ii, 12, 3.]

2) [=catuṣ-padī] [from catuṣ > catasṛ] b f. of -pad q.v.

3) Catuṣpādī (चतुष्पादी):—[=catuṣ-pādī] [from catuṣ-pāda > catuṣ > catasṛ] f. a number of 4 feet, [Jyotiṣa] (Yv) 31

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Catuṣpadī (चतुष्पदी):—s. u. catuṣpād .

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Catuṣpādī (चतुष्पादी):—f. ein Complex von 4 Füssen [WEBER, Jyotiṣa 92.]

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

Catuṣpadī (चतुष्पदी):—s.u. catuṣpad.

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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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