Dashamsha, Daśāṃśa, Dashan-amsha: 7 definitions


Dashamsha 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.

The Sanskrit term Daśāṃśa can be transliterated into English as Dasamsa or Dashamsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: archive.org: Hindu Mathematics

Daśāṃśa (दशांश) or Daśabhāga refers to “ten-parts” (i.e., one-tenth) in Bhinna (“fractions”) and Bhāga (“unit fractions”), which refers to one of the twenty operations (logistics) of pāṭīgaṇita (“science of calculation which requires the use of writing material—the board”), according to Pṛthudakasvāmī’s commentary on the Brāhmasphuṭasiddhānta by Brahmagupta, a Sanskrit treatise on ancient Indian mathematics (gaṇita-śāstra) and astronomy from the 7th century.—In the Śulba, unit fractions are denoted by the use of a cardinal number with the term bhāga or aṃśa; thus pañcadaśa-bhāga (“fifteen-parts”) is equivalent to one-fifteenth, sapta-bhāga (“seven-parts”) is equivalent to one-seventh, and so on [e.g., daśāṃśa].

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dashamsha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Daśāṃśa (दशांश).—bad days, straitened condition; परिमृष्टो दशान्तेन दशभागेन सेव्यते (parimṛṣṭo daśāntena daśabhāgena sevyate) Rām.3.72.8.

Derivable forms: daśāṃśaḥ (दशांशः).

Daśāṃśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms daśā and aṃśa (अंश). See also (synonyms): daśābhāga.

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

Daśāṃśa (दशांश):—[from daśa] m. a 10th part, [Śāktānanda-taraṅgiṇī xii; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi i, 10 f.]

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Dashamsha 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dashamsha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Daśāṃśa (ದಶಾಂಶ):—

1) [noun] any of the ten equal parts of something.

2) [noun] (arith.) a fraction with an unwritten denominator of 10 or some power of 10, indicated by a point (decimal point) before the numerator; a decimal.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dashamsha in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Daśāṃśa (दशांश):—n./adj. one tenth; ten percent;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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