Saptaha, Saptāha, Saptahan, Saptāhan, Saptan-aha: 16 definitions

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Saptaha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Saptah.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Saptāhan (सप्ताहन्) refers to “seven days”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Lunar and solar eclipses terminate in ten ways [...] These terminations of the lunar eclipse apply to those of the solar eclipse, the only difference being that where the east has been referred to in the former, it must be taken to mean the west in the latter. If, within seven days [i.e., saptāhan] from the termination of an eclipse there should occur a dust storm, mankind will suffer from starvation; if there should occur a fall of snow there will be fear from disease; if there should occur an earthquake, the chief rulers will die. [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Saptāha (सप्ताह) refers to “seven days”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly: “[...] Then the Bodhisatva Gaganagañja said this to the women: ‘Sisters, bring your respective husbands just as they were’. Then the women, having brought their respective husbands, being filled with rejoicing and happiness of mind, returned to their respective homes. After that, by those magically conjured-up beings, during seven days (saptāha [=saptāhan?]), the women were brought to maturity, in the way that they attained the stage of not falling back from the supreme and perfect awakening. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

saptāha (सप्ताह).—m S A period of seven days, a hebdomad or week. 2 or saptāhapārāyaṇa n S A perusal or reading through (of a Puran̤ &c.) in seven days.

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

saptāha (सप्ताह).—m A reading through (of a purāṇa &c.) in 7 days.

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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

Saptāha (सप्ताह).—seven days, i. e. a week.

Derivable forms: saptāhaḥ (सप्ताहः).

Saptāha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms saptan and aha (अह).

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

Saptāha (सप्ताह).—nt. (as in Pali sattāha; in Sanskrit m., despite gender of ahan), seven days, a week: °ha trīṇi Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 54.13 (verse).

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

Saptāha (सप्ताह).—n.

(-haṃ) A week. E. sapta and aha for ahan a day.

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

Saptahan (सप्तहन्).—[adjective] slaying seven.

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

Saptāha (सप्ताह).—[masculine] seven days.

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

1) Saptaha (सप्तह):—[=sapta-ha] [from sapta > saptan] n. Name of a Sāman (also with jamad-agnes), [Brāhmaṇa]

2) Saptāha (सप्ताह):—[from sapta > saptan] m. (ifc. f(ā). ) 7 days

3) [v.s. ...] a sacrificial performance lasting 7 days, [Brāhmaṇa; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Manu-smṛti etc.]

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

Saptahan (सप्तहन्):—[=sapta-han] [from sapta > saptan] mfn. slaying 7 [Ṛg-veda]

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

Saptāha (सप्ताह):—[saptā+ha] (haṃ) 1. n. A week.

[Sanskrit to German]

Saptaha 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Saptāha (सप्ताह) [Also spelled saptah]:—(nm) a week; ~[hāṃta] week-end.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saptāha (ಸಪ್ತಾಹ):—[noun] a period of seven days; a week.

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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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