Katucaturjataka, Kaṭucāturjātaka, Katu-caturjataka: 2 definitions

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Katucaturjataka 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 Katuchaturjataka.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaṭucāturjātaka (कटुचातुर्जातक).—an aggregate of four pungent substances, as of cardamoms, the bark and leaves of Laurus Cassia and of black pepper.

Derivable forms: kaṭucāturjātakam (कटुचातुर्जातकम्).

Kaṭucāturjātaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kaṭu and cāturjātaka (चातुर्जातक).

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

Kaṭucāturjātaka (कटुचातुर्जातक):—[=kaṭu-cāturjātaka] [from kaṭu > kaṭ] n. an aggregate of four acid substances (cardamoms, the bark and leaves of Laurus Cassia, and black pepper), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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