1. a tetrad, a set of four, consisting of four parts: ˚pañcakajjhānā (pl.) the fourfold & the fivefold system of meditation Dhs-a.168; see compounds
  2. a place where four roads meet; Mil.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) Ja.i.326; Ja.ii.123; Dhp-a.iv.52.
  3. a square (in a village) Mil.1, Mil.365; Ja.ii.194 Ja.v.459; Dhp-a.317.
  • -bhatta a meal for four bhikkhus Vin.ii.77; Vin.iii.160
  • -magga the 4 fold path Ne.113;
  • -yañña (usually sabba catukka˚) a sacrifice consisting of (all) the four parts Ja.iii.44, Ja.iii.45; Pv-a.280; cp. Ja.i.335. (Or is it the “cross-road sacrifice”?)

fr. catu = *catuka → *catukyaṃ


empty, shallow, little Cnd.415 (˚pañña, with omakapañña lāmaka-p˚); Ja.iv.441 (nadī = tuccha Com.).

origin. “consisting only of one quarter”?