Saptapada, Sāptapada: 1 definition


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sāptapada (साप्तपद).—a.

1) (- f.), [sāptapadīna] a. [cf. P.V.2.22] Formed by walking together seven steps, or by talking together seven words; यतः सतां संनतगात्रि संगतं मनी- षिभिः साप्तपदीनमुच्यते (yataḥ satāṃ saṃnatagātri saṃgataṃ manī- ṣibhiḥ sāptapadīnamucyate) Ku.5.39 (where the latter sense appears better); सतां साप्तपदं मैत्रमित्याहुर्विबुधा जनाः (satāṃ sāptapadaṃ maitramityāhurvibudhā janāḥ) Pt.2.43; 4.13.

-dam, -dīnam 1 Circumambulation of the nuptial fire by the bride and bridegroom in seven steps (which makes the marriage tie irrevocable).

2) Friendship, intimacy.

See also (synonyms): sāptapadīna.

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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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