Sampata, aka: Sampāta, Shampata, Saṃpāta, Saṃpāṭa, Śampāta, Sham-pata; 6 Definition(s)


Sampata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

The Sanskrit term Śampāta can be transliterated into English as Sampata or Shampata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Sampāta (सम्पात).—Point of intersection. Note: Sampāta is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
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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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sampāta : (m.) falling together; concurrence; collision.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Sampāta, (saṃ+pāta) falling together, concurrence, collision It. 68; kukkuṭasampāta neighbouring, closely adjoining (yasmā gāmā nikkhamitvā kukkuṭo padasā va aññaṃ gāmaṃ gacchati, ayaṃ kukkuṭasampāto ti vuccati) Vin. IV, 63, 358; kukkuṭasampātaka lying close together (lit. like a flock of poultry) A. I, 159. Cp. the similar sannipāta. (Page 692)

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

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śampata (शंपत).—f m Corruptions of śapatha.

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sampāta (संपात).—m S Falling or coming together; meeting or encountering; the coming together (of rivers, roads, rows, persons). 2 The entrance of the sun into an equinoctial point; as mēṣasampāta, tulāsampāta.

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sāmpaṭa (सांपट) [or सापट, sāpaṭa].—f A chink, cleft, slit, cranny, crevice.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sampāta (संपात).—m Falling or coming together; meeting. Equinox.

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sāmpaṭa (सांपट).—f A cleft, chink.

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

Saṃpāta (संपात).—1 Falling together, concurrence; crowd (saṃmarda); समुच्चलन्तो नागरिकसंपाते (samuccalanto nāgarikasaṃpāte) Dk.2.2.

2) Meeting together, encountering.

3) Collision, butting against; निवारयामास च राजमार्गे संपातमार्तस्य पृथग्जनस्य (nivārayāmāsa ca rājamārge saṃpātamārtasya pṛthagjanasya) Bu. Ch.3.4.

4) Falling down, descending; प्रवृत्ते शस्त्रसंपाते धनुरुद्यम्य पाण्डवः (pravṛtte śastrasaṃpāte dhanurudyamya pāṇḍavaḥ) Bg.1.2; न चासौ संपातः पयसि पयसां पत्युरुचितः (na cāsau saṃpātaḥ payasi payasāṃ patyurucitaḥ) Bh.2.36.

5) Alighting (as of a bird).

6) Flight (of an arrow).

7) Going, moving; अपक्षिगणसंपातान् वानरेन्द्रो महाजवः (apakṣigaṇasaṃpātān vānarendro mahājavaḥ) Rām. 7.34.27.

8) Being removed, removal; वृत्ते शरावसंपाते भिक्षां नित्यं यतिश्चरेत् (vṛtte śarāvasaṃpāte bhikṣāṃ nityaṃ yatiścaret) Ms.6.56.

9) A particular mode of the flight of birds; संपातं समुदीषं च ततोऽन्यद्व्यतिरिक्तकम् (saṃpātaṃ samudīṣaṃ ca tato'nyadvyatiriktakam) ... Mb.8.41.29 (com kṣaṇāt saṃgatya niṣkramya pakṣasaṃpātamucyate |); संपातं विप्रपातं च महापातं निपातनम् । वक्रं तिर्यक् तथा चोर्ध्वमष्टमं लघुसंज्ञकम् (saṃpātaṃ viprapātaṃ ca mahāpātaṃ nipātanam | vakraṃ tiryak tathā cordhvamaṣṭamaṃ laghusaṃjñakam) || Pt.2.58; cf. डीन (ḍīna).

1) The residue (of an offering).

11) Name of the son of Garuḍa.

12) Sending; स दारकस्य कारणात् दूतसंपातं करोति (sa dārakasya kāraṇāt dūtasaṃpātaṃ karoti) Svapna.1.

13) Equinox (vasanta and śarad); point of intersection; तस्मिन् यावत्सं- पातमुषित्वा (tasmin yāvatsaṃ- pātamuṣitvā) Ch. Up.5.1.5.

Derivable forms: saṃpātaḥ (संपातः).

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Saṃpāṭa (संपाट).—

1) Intersection (as of a prolonged side of a triangle by a perpendicular).

2) A spindle.

Derivable forms: saṃpāṭaḥ (संपाटः).

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Śampāta (शम्पात).—Cassia Fistula.

Derivable forms: śampātaḥ (शम्पातः).

Śampāta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śam and pāta (पात).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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