Santata, aka: Śāntata, Shantata; 4 Definition(s)


Santata means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

The Sanskrit term Śāntata can be transliterated into English as Santata or Shantata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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 (eg., śāntata). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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

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: Shabda-Sagara 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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