Saitya, Shaitya: 15 definitions


Saitya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Śaitya (शैत्य) refers to “chillness”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.35 (“The story of Padmā and Pippalāda”).—Accordingly, Dharma (in the guise of a king) said to Padmā (wife of sage Pippalāda): “Obeisance to Śiva who distributes happiness, misery, boons, prosperity or adversity on all. Obeisance to Śiva who can make people enemies or friends, create affection or quarrel, to generate or destroy things. Obeisance to Śiva who has made milk white, who has bestowed chillness (śaitya) on water and heat on fire. Obeisance to Śiva, by whom the primordial nature, the principles Mahat etc, Brahmā, Viṣṇu, Śiva and others are created. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Saitya (सैत्य).—A sage having no marriage alliances with Bṛhaspati, Bharadvāja, Garga, etc.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 196. 24.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Śaitya (शैत्य) refers to “coldness (in the region of the Heart)” and is a symptom of a snake-bite caused by the Kṛṣṇamaṇḍalī snakes, according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—[Cf. kṛṣṇasya jvarahṛcchaityaśirorogādivardhitā ?]

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Śaitya (शैत्य):—[śaityaṃ] Coldness

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śaitya (शैत्य).—n S Coldness or cold. 2 Chilliness or cold, the sensation of cold.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

śaitya (शैत्य).—n Coldness or cold, chilliness.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śaitya (शैत्य).—[śīta-ṣyañ] Cold, coldness, frigidity; शैत्यं हि यत् सा प्रकृतिर्जलस्य (śaityaṃ hi yat sā prakṛtirjalasya) R.5.54; Kumārasambhava 1.36.

Derivable forms: śaityam (शैत्यम्).

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Saitya (सैत्य).—Whiteness; तमालनीलानि तमांसि कामं पीत्वापि सैत्यं न जहाति चन्द्रः (tamālanīlāni tamāṃsi kāmaṃ pītvāpi saityaṃ na jahāti candraḥ) Rām. ch.6.62.

Derivable forms: saityam (सैत्यम्).

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

Śaitya (शैत्य).—n.

(-tyaṃ) Cold, coldness. E. śīta cold, and ṣyañ aff.

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

Śaitya (शैत्य).—i. e. śīta + ya, n. Coldness, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 160.

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

Śaitya (शैत्य).—[neuter] coldness, cold.

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

Śaitya (शैत्य):—n. ([from] śīta) coldness, frigidity, cold, [Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata etc.]

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

Śaitya (शैत्य):—(tyaṃ) 1. n. Cold, coldness.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Śaitya (शैत्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Secca.

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Saitya 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śaitya (ಶೈತ್ಯ):—[noun] the quality or condition of being cold; coldnes.

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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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