Santata, Śāntata, Saṃtata, Shantata, Samtata: 19 definitions


Santata means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Śāntata can be transliterated into English as Santata or Shantata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Santata (सन्तत):—Prominence, Continuous

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Santata (सन्तत) refers to the “tradition” (of Siddhas), according to the 13th-century Matsyendrasaṃhitā: a Kubjikā-Tripurā oriented Tantric Yoga text of the Ṣaḍanvayaśāmbhava tradition from South India.—Accordingly, “[The intercourse (saṃga)]:—[...] This is the secret of alchemy. He should not reveal it to others. This secret of the Siddha tradition (siddha-santata), which is difficult to obtain, has now been taught. It is to be revealed through the compassion of the Guru. What else do you wish to hear?”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Saṃtata (संतत) refers to “perpetually (stable in youth)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.35 (“The story of Padmā and Pippalāda”).—Accordingly, as Dharma said to Padmā (wife of sage Pippalāda): “O chaste lady, you are blessed, you are devotedly attached to your husband. Hail to you. Take this boon. Your husband is the cause of your great protection. Let him be a young man with sexual vigour and righteousness. He shall be comely in appearance, good in conduct, eloquent in speech and perpetually stable in youth (saṃtata-sthirayauvana). Let him enjoy more longevity than Mārkaṇḍeya. Let him be richer than Kubera. Let him enjoy more prosperity and power than Indra. [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Śāntata (शान्तत) refers to “relating to peace” and represents one of the four “aspects in the truth of cessation” (nirodhasatya) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 99). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., śāntata). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Saṃtata (संतत) refers to “continually”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Like an actor here on the stage, the embodied soul continually (saṃtata) takes on individual characters [and] he abandons others. Sentient beings, inflamed by very intense pleasure [and] unsteady from affliction by wrong faith, wander about in a five-fold life that is difficult to be traversed”.

Synonyms: Śaśvat, Ajasra, Nirantara, Avirata, Satata.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

santata (संतत).—f (Contracted from santati) Race, lineage, offspring.

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

santata (संतत).—ad Continually a Continual, perpetual.

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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

Saṃtata (संतत).—p. p.

1) Stretched, extended.

2) Uninterrupted, continual, constant, regular.

3) Lasting, eternal.

4) Much, many.

-tam ind. Always, continually, constantly, eternally, perpetually.

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

Śāntatā (शान्तता).—f.

(-tā) Quietness, calmness, meekness. E. śānta, tal aff.; also with tva, śāntatvaṃ .

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Santata (सन्तत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Eternal, continual. 2. Spread, extended. 3. Continuous. 4. Much, many. n. Adv.

(-taṃ) Eternally. E. sam before tan to spread, aff. kta .

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

Śāntatā (शान्तता).—[feminine] tva [neuter] tranquillity, absence of passion.

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

Saṃtata (संतत).—[adjective] overspread, covered with ([instrumental] or —°); held together, uninterrupted, continuous; °—& [neuter] [adverb]

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

Śāntatā (शान्तता):—[=śānta-tā] [from śānta] f. quietness, calmness, freedom from passion, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

1) Saṃtata (संतत):—[=saṃ-tata] [from saṃ-tan] mfn. (cf. sa-tata) stretched or extended along, spread over ([locative case]), [Praśna-upaniṣad]

2) [v.s. ...] covered with ([instrumental case]), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] held or linked or woven or sewn or strung together, dense, continuous, uninterrupted, lasting, eternal ([in the beginning of a compound]or am ind. ‘continually, uninterruptedly, incessantly’), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.

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

1) Śāntatā (शान्तता):—(tā) 1. f. Quietness.

2) Santata (सन्तत):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Eternal, continuous; extended; many. n. Eternally.

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

Saṃtata (संतत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Saṃtatta.

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Santata 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Santata in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Saṃtata (संतत) [Also spelled santat]:—(a) continuous.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saṃtata (ಸಂತತ):—

1) [adjective] stretched, extended out or over.

2) [adjective] linked, sewn, woven or strung toether.

3) [adjective] dense; crowded; thick; thronged.

4) [adjective] continuous; incessant.

5) [adjective] continual; unceasing; eternal; endless.

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Saṃtata (ಸಂತತ):—[noun] a kind of fever that runs continuously without respite.

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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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