Catvara: 11 definitions

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Catvara 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 Chatvara.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Catvara (चत्वर).—[cat-ṣvarac Uṇ.2.121]

1) A quadrangular place or courtyard.

2) A place where many roads meet; स खलु श्रेष्ठिचत्वरे निवसति (sa khalu śreṣṭhicatvare nivasati) Mk.2.

3) A levelled spot of ground prepared for a sacrifice.

4) A collection of four chariots.

Derivable forms: catvaram (चत्वरम्).

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

Catvāra (चत्वार).—(m. or nt.; = Sanskrit catvara; only in prose of Gaṇḍavyūha; ā perhaps influenced by remembrance of catvāraḥ etc.), crossroads, square (as meeting of roads): °reṇa °raṃ rathyayā rathyāṃ Gaṇḍavyūha 179.18; sarvarathyāsu sarvacat- vāreṣu sarvaśṛṅgāṭakeṣu 181.9—10; rathyā-catvāra-śṛṅgā- ṭakebhyaḥ 192.25; sarva-śṛṅgāṭaka-rathyā-catvāreṣu 327.26.

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

Catvara (चत्वर).—n.

(-raṃ) 1. A levelled spot of ground prepared for a sacrifice. 2. A court yard. E. cat to ask, Unadi affix ṣvarac.

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

Catvara (चत्वर).—[catvar + a] (cf. catur), n. and m. 1. A place where many (literally, four) roads meet; in the name of one of the mothers, Catvara-vāsinī, Mahābhārata 9, 2630 (dwelling on cross-roads, cf. catuṣpatha-niketā, Mahābhārata 9, 2643; catuṣpatha-ratā, 2645, names of other mothers bearing the same signification; cf. Hecate trivia); a square, Mahābhārata 3, 655. 2. A courtyard, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 9, 57.

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

Catvara (चत्वर).—[masculine] [neuter] quadrangular place or yard; quarter of a town.

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

1) Catvara (चत्वर):—[from catasṛ] a n. rarely m. ([Harivaṃśa 6499 ff.; Rāmāyaṇa v, 49, 15]) a quadrangular place, place in which many ways meet, cross-way, [Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] a levelled spot of ground prepared for a sacrifice, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) b tvāriṃśa, etc. See [column]1.

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

Catvara (चत्वर):—(raṃ) 1. n. A levelled spot of ground for sacrifice, court-yard.

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

Catvara (चत्वर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Caccara.

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Catvara in German

context information

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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Catvara (ಚತ್ವರ):—

1) [noun] a quadrangle covered by buildings on all the four sides.

2) [noun] a piece of land levelled and prepared for conducting a religious sacrifice on.

3) [noun] a place where a number of roads meet or intersect.

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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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