Samtati, aka: Saṃtati, Saṃtatī, Shamtati, Śaṃtāti, Sham-tati; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Śaṃtāti can be transliterated into English as Samtati or Shamtati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Saṃtati (संतति).—A son of Alarka, and father of Sunītha.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 17. 8.

2a) Saṃtatī (संतती).—(see Sannatī); a daughter of Dakṣa and wife of Kratu;1 gave birth to Vālakhilyas.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 9. 56; Vāyu-purāṇa 28. 31; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 7. 25.
  • 2) Ib. I. 10. 11.

2b) A R. of Kuśadvīpa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 62.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃtati (संतति).—f.

1) Stretching across, spreading along.

2) Extent, expanse, extension; संतापसंततिमहाव्यसनाय तस्या- मासक्तमेतदनपेक्षितहेतु चेतः (saṃtāpasaṃtatimahāvyasanāya tasyā- māsaktametadanapekṣitahetu cetaḥ) Māl.1.23; Bhāg.1.4.19.

3) Continuous line or flow, series, row, range, succession, continuity; चिन्तासंततितन्तुजालनिबिडस्यूतेव लग्ना प्रिया (cintāsaṃtatitantujālanibiḍasyūteva lagnā priyā) Māl. 5.1; कुसुमसंततिसंततसंगिभिः (kusumasaṃtatisaṃtatasaṃgibhiḥ) Śi.6.36.

5) Perpetuation, uninterrupted continuance; निदानमिक्ष्वाकुकुलस्य संततेः (nidānamikṣvākukulasya saṃtateḥ) R.3. 1.

6) A race, lineage, family.

7) Offspring, progeny; संततिः शुद्धवंश्या हि परत्रेह च शर्मणे (saṃtatiḥ śuddhavaṃśyā hi paratreha ca śarmaṇe) R.1.69.

8) A heap, mass; (alaṃ) सहसा संततिमंहसां विहन्तुम् (sahasā saṃtatimaṃhasāṃ vihantum) Ki.5.17.

Derivable forms: saṃtatiḥ (संततिः).

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Śaṃtāti (शंताति).—a. conferring happiness, propitious, auspicious.

Śaṃtāti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śam and tāti (ताति).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃtati (संतति).—f. (1) (like saṃtāna) continuity (Sanskrit), in Northern Buddhism applied to the série personnelle (Lévi, Sūtrāl. ix.5 and xi.53, notes) which causes the false ap- pearance of a transmigrating personality or ‘self’: pudgalaḥ saṃtatiḥ skandhāḥ Laṅk 79.11, and the like 266.12; 282.5; °ti-kriyotpāda- 40.16; saṃtati-prabandha(q.v.)- 76.4; 146.17; -prabandhana- (= prabandha, continuation ? or as in Sanskrit, connexion ?) 235.11; (ajñānādi na vidyate,) tad-abhāve na vijñānaṃ saṃtatyā jāyate katham 371.13; tri-saṃtati (which Suzuki, Studies 407, could not interpret), may perhaps refer to the saṃtati of citta, manas, and mano-vijñāna (compare citta-saṃtati under 2 below), all unreal, and mentioned immediately before the first mention of tri-saṃtati, viz.: (citta-mano-manovijñānasvabhāva-vive- ka-ratasya) trisaṃtati-vyavachinnadarśanasya Laṅk 9.18; (māyā-vetālayantrābhaṃ…) trisaṃtati-vyavachinnaṃ ja- gat paśya vimucyate 96.1 = (°vetāḍa°) 265.14 (verse), seeing the world as like a mirage…and cut off from the triple continuity (i.e. perceiving this to be unreal), he is released; trisaṃtati-vyavachinnaṃ…bhavaṃ māyopamaṃ sadā 296.13; see (tri-)saṃgati (2) which might tempt to emendation but is probably quite a different word; it = the 3 saṃdhi (q.v. 6); could trisaṃtati mean the same? [Page555-b+ 71] (2) with or (usually) without preceding citta- in comp. (Pali has citta-saṃtati and -saṃtāna, but hardly in the same use, see refs. in PTSD), orig. developed from prec., continuity of mind, frame of mind, mental disposition: vis- mayāvarjita-citta-saṃtatir (Bhvr.) Divy 286.21; without citta, same meaning, bhoktukāmāvarjita-°tiḥ Divy 171.4; Maitreyasya (sva-)saṃtatiḥ paripakvā Av ii.176.3; na cāvalīna-°tayo bhavanti (bodhisattvāḥ) udārasaṃtatikāś ca…Śikṣ 309.17, not of depressed disposition, with exalted d.; tyāga-vāsitāṃ saṃtatiṃ karomi Gv 220.2; snigdha-°tir bhavati Karmav 91.2, les moments de la pensée ont un glissement tout uni (Lévi); nāmiṣaprakṣiptayā °tyā Śikṣ 128.7, see s.v. āmiṣa; ātmagrāha-patitayā °tyā Laṅk 177.14, with your mentality fallen into (erroneous) acceptance of the soul; antadvaya-patitayā °tyā 185.8; 209.4; dvay- ānta-patitayā °tyā 193.6; kudṛṣṭi-patitayā °tyā Laṅk 195.3; Dbh 17.26; vitathatā-patitayā °tyā Laṅk 232.1; svasaṃtatiṃ vyavalokayataḥ (examining) MSV ii.190.14, 21 ff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit 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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