Gallacaturi, Galla-caturi, Gallacāturī: 3 definitions



Gallacaturi 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 Gallachaturi.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gallacāturī (गल्लचातुरी).—a small round pillow to put underneath the cheek.

Gallacāturī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms galla and cāturī (चातुरी).

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

Gallacāturī (गल्लचातुरी).—f. (-rī) A small round pillow to put underneath the cheek. E. galla the cheek, and cātura a pillow.

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

Gallacāturī (गल्लचातुरी):—[=galla-cāturī] [from galla] f. a small round pillow to put underneath the cheek, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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