Santata, Śāntata, Shantata, Samtata: 11 definitions


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 Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Santata (सन्तत):—Prominence, Continuous

Ayurveda book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of santata in the context of Ayurveda from relevant books on Exotic India

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?”.

Shaivism book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of santata in the context of Shaivism from relevant books on Exotic India

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.

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.

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of santata in the context of Marathi from relevant books on Exotic India

Sanskrit dictionary

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 .

--- OR ---

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: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

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

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.

[Sanskrit to German]

Santata in German

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of santata in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

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.

--- OR ---

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

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

Discover the meaning of santata in the context of Kannada from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: