Saptama; 5 Definition(s)
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.
Shiksha (linguistics: phonetics, phonology etc.)
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.(Source): Wisdomlib Libary: Śikṣā
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.
Vyakarana (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.(Source): Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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.
Languages of India and abroad
saptama (सप्तम).—a (S) Seventh.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
saptama (सप्तम).—a Seventh.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Saptama (सप्तम).—a. (-mī f.) The seventh.
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): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)