Catvarimshat, Catvāriṃśat: 8 definitions


Catvarimshat means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

The Sanskrit term Catvāriṃśat can be transliterated into English as Catvarimsat or Catvarimshat, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chatvarimshat.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Catvarimshat in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Catvāriṃśat (चत्वारिंशत्) refers to “(the mystical mark of having) forty teeth”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 19).—Accordingly, “Furthermore, some say that generosity is the cause and condition (hetupratyaya) for obtaining the thirty-two marks. Why is that? [...] When giving, if one expresses oneself truthfully (satyavāda) in coherent speech (saṃghātvāda), one obtains the mystical mark of having forty teeth (catvāriṃśat-danta). [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Catvarimshat in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Catvāriṃśat (चत्वारिंशत्).—f. Forty.

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

Catvāriṃśat (चत्वारिंशत्).—i. e. catvāri-daścanti (originally pl. n., cf. [Latin] quadraginta, but in Sanskrit it has become fem.), f. Forty, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 6, 19.

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

Catvāriṃśat (चत्वारिंशत्).—[feminine] forty.

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

1) Catvāriṃśat (चत्वारिंशत्):—[from catasṛ] f. ([Pāṇini 5-1, 59]; [from] catvāri [n. [plural]] and daśat, a decad) 40 [Ṛg-veda i, 126, 4; ii, 18, 5; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] cf. τεσσαράκοντα; [Latin] quadraginta.

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

Catvāriṃśat (चत्वारिंशत्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Cattālīsa, Cattālīsā, Cālī, Cālīsa.

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Catvarimshat 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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