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Catukka

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catukka : (nt.) a set of four; a cross road.

1) Catukka,2 (origin.“consisting only of one quarter"?) empty,shallow,little Nd2 415 (°pañña,with omakapañña,lāmaka-p°); J.IV,441 (nadī=tuccha Com.).(Page 261)

2) Catukka,1 (nt.) (fr.catu=*catuka › *catukyaṁ) 1.a tetrad,a set of four,consisting of four parts:°pañcakajjhānā (pl.) the fourfold & the fivefold system of meditation DhsA.168; see cpds.-- 2.a place where four roads meet J.VI,389; Miln.330 (see also below); esp.in phrase catukke catukke kasāhi tāḷeti (or is it “in sets of four"? See Morris,J.P.T.S.1884,79) J.I,326; II,123; DhA.IV,52.-- 3.a square (in a village) Miln.1,365; J.II,194; V,459; DhA 317.

--bhatta a meal for four bhikkhus Vin.II,77; III,160; --magga the 4 fold path Nett 113; --yañña (usually sabba catukka°) a sacrifice consisting of (all) the four parts J.III,44,45; PvA.280; cp.J.I,335.(Or is it the “cross-road sacrifice"?) (Page 260)

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