Santaka, Shantaka, Śāntaka: 7 definitions


Santaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. 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 Śāntaka can be transliterated into English as Santaka or Shantaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Santaka.—(EI 27; CII 3), Prakrit; ‘belonging to’; some- times Sanskritised as satka. Sometimes santaka (also santika apparently used in the same sense) has been regarded as meaning ‘a territorial unit’; supposed similarly to mean ‘a ser- vant’ (EI 23) or ‘an officer’ (EI 24). Note: santaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

santaka : (adj.) one's own. (nt.), property. (sa + antaka:) limited.

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

1) Santaka, 2 (adj.) (sa3+antaka) limited (opp. anantika) S. V, 272. (Page 676)

2) Santaka, 1 (adj.) (fr. sant; cp. BSk. santaka Divy 280 etc. ) 1. belonging to J. I, 122; nt. property J. I, 91, 494; DhA. I, 346.—2. due to (Gen.) J. III, 408; IV, 37.—3. (being) in the power of J. IV, 260 (bhaya°). (Page 676)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śāntaka (शान्तक).—a. Allaying, appeasing.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Santaka (सन्तक).—f. °ikā (= Pali id.; specialized use of prec. plus -ka), belonging to (gen. or composition): bhaginyāḥ santikā preṣyadārikā Divyāvadāna 174.4; Jyotiṣka-°ko maṇir 280.7; Manoharā-°kaṃ cūḍāmaṇim 446.18; Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.139.10; vihā- rasvāmi-°kaṃ śraddhādeyaṃ Divyāvadāna 464.23; Śyāmāvatī devasya santakaṃ (= Your Majesty's) bhaktaṃ bhuṅkte 529.18.

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

1) Śāntaka (शान्तक):—[from śānta] mfn. allaying, appeasing (See roga-ś).

2) Santaka (सन्तक):—mf(ikā)n. ([from] sat) belonging to ([genitive case]), [Divyāvadāna]

3) Sāntaka (सान्तक):—mf(ā)n. together with Antaka id est. Yama, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

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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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