Sadamsha, Sadaṃśa, Ṣaḍaṃśa, Shadamsha: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Sadaṃśa and Ṣaḍaṃśa can be transliterated into English as Sadamsa or Sadamsha or Shadamsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: Hindu Mathematics

Ṣaḍaṃśa (षडंश) or Ṣaḍbhāga refers to “six-parts” (i.e., one-sixth) 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., ṣaḍaṃśa].

Ganitashastra book cover
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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sadaṃśa (सदंश).—A crab.

Derivable forms: sadaṃśaḥ (सदंशः).

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

Ṣaḍaṃśa (षडंश).—[masculine] one sixth; adj. sixfold.

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

1) Ṣaḍaṃśa (षडंश):—[=ṣaḍ-aṃśa] [from ṣaḍ > ṣaṣ] m. a sixth part, [Raghuvaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. consisting of six parts (-tā f.), [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

3) Sadaṃśa (सदंश):—[=sa-daṃśa] mfn. (id est. 7. sa+d) having a sharp beak or bill

[Sanskrit to German]

Sadamsha 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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