Dasasata, Dashashata, Daśaśata, Dashan-shata, Dasa-sata: 11 definitions


Dasasata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Daśaśata can be transliterated into English as Dasasata or Dashashata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Daśaśata (दशशत) refers to “thousand”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 1), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Glory be to the Sun who is the author and the Soul of the Universe, the ornament of the firmament and who is enveloped in a thousand [i.e., daśaśata] rays of the colour of molten gold. Having correctly examined the substance of the voluminous works of the sages of the past, I attempt to write a clear treatise neither too long nor too short”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dasasata : (nt.) a thousand.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Dasasata refers to: ten times a hundred Vin.I, 38 (°parivāro); Sn.179 (yakkhā); DhsA.198 (°nayano).

Note: dasasata is a Pali compound consisting of the words dasa and sata.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Daśaśata (दशशत).—

1) a thousand; ये सहस्रम- राजन्नासन् दशशता उत (ye sahasrama- rājannāsan daśaśatā uta) Av.5.18.1.

2) one hundred and ten. °रश्मिः (raśmiḥ) the sun. °अक्षः, °नयनः (akṣaḥ, °nayanaḥ) Indra; दशशताक्षककुब्दरि- निःसृतः (daśaśatākṣakakubdari- niḥsṛtaḥ) Mb 7.184.47.

Derivable forms: daśaśatam (दशशतम्).

Daśaśata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms daśan and śata (शत).

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

Daśaśata (दशशत).—n.

(-taṃ) A thousand. E. daśa, and śata a hundred.

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

Daśaśata (दशशत).—n., and f. , a thousand, Mahābhārata 3, 2658 (ta); [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 71 ().

Daśaśata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms daśan and śata (शत).

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

Daśaśata (दशशत).—[adjective] & [neuter] 110; [neuter] also = [feminine] ī 1000.

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

1) Daśaśata (दशशत):—[=daśa-śata] [from daśa] mfn. numbering 10 hundred, [Atharva-veda v, 18, 10]

2) [v.s. ...] n. 110 [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra xi; Lāṭyāyana ix]

3) [v.s. ...] 1000 [Mahābhārata iii, xiii; Padyasaṃgraha]

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

Daśaśata (दशशत):—[daśa-śata] (taṃ) 1. n. A thousand.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dasasata 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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