Saptama: 7 definitions

Introduction

Saptama means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Shiksha (linguistics: phonetics, phonology etc.)

Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Śikṣā

Saptama (सप्तम, “the seventh”) is the name of a note (svara) used by singers of the sāmas (religious songs from Sāmaveda), corresponding to the pañcama-svara of the flute, according to the Nāradīyā-śīkṣā 1.5.1. The Nāradīyā-śīkṣā is an ancient Sanskrit treatise dealing phonetics and musicology. Its proclaimed author is the Nārada.

context information

Shiksha (शिक्षा, śikṣā) deals with Sanskrit linguistics and represents a branch of vedanga (vedic ancillary science). Shiksha deals with subjects such as phonetics, phonology, study of sound, letters of the Sanskrit alphabet and related topics. Much attention is also given to the study of recitation (patha) of Vedic verses.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Saptama (सप्तम).—The seventh of the vowels stated in the alphabet; a word used for the vowel r (ऋ) by ancient grammarians; cf. ओजा ह्रस्वाः सप्तमान्ताः स्वराणाम् (ojā hrasvāḥ saptamāntāḥ svarāṇām) R. Pr. I.14.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

saptama (सप्तम).—a (S) Seventh.

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

saptama (सप्तम).—a Seventh.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saptama (सप्तम).—a. (- f.) The seventh.

-mī f.

1) The seventh or locative case (in gram.).

2) The seventh day of a lunar fortnight. °समासः (samāsaḥ) a तत्पुरुष (tatpuruṣa) compound of which the first member is supposed to be in the locative case.

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

Saptama (सप्तम).—mfn.

(-maḥ-mī-maṃ) Seventh. f. (-mī) 1. The seventh day of a lunar fortnight. 2. The locative case, (in gram.) E. saptan seven, ḍatam aff.; or saptānāṃ pūraṇaḥ maṭ .

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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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