Nitishataka, Nītiśataka, Niti-shataka: 5 definitions


Nitishataka 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 Nītiśataka can be transliterated into English as Nitisataka or Nitishataka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Indian Ethics: Individual and Social

Nītiśataka (नीतिशतक) is the name of a text dealing with ethics and ethical values (nītiśāstra), attributed to Bhartṛhari and contains hundred verses.

Arthashastra book cover
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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Nītiśataka (नीतिशतक).—the 1 verses on morality by Bhartṛhari.

Derivable forms: nītiśatakam (नीतिशतकम्).

Nītiśataka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nīti and śataka (शतक).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Nītiśataka (नीतिशतक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—See Bhartṛhariśataka.

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

Nītiśataka (नीतिशतक):—[=nīti-śataka] [from nīti > nī] n. the 100 verses on morality by, [Bhartṛhari]

[Sanskrit to German]

Nitishataka 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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