Saptaratra, Saptarātra, Saptan-ratra: 8 definitions


Saptaratra 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Saptaratra in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Saptarātra (सप्तरात्र) refers to “every seven nights”, and is mentioned in verse 2.5 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “the eye (is) composed of fire, (and) the danger of phlegm (is) particularly (imminent) for it; so one shall apply elixir-salve every seven nights (saptarātra) for demueification”.

Note: Saptaratra (“every seven nights”) has been altered to źag bdun-źiṅ (“every seven days”). Though idiomatically correct (cf. Mahāvyutpatti 8413), this modification is materially incorrect, as appears from Carakasaṃhitā I 5.17 sq.:—“Strong eye-salve, now, (is) not to be applied to the eyes by day. A seeing-organ weakened by drainage gets affected when exposed to sunlight. So eye-salve for drawing (phlegm) is invariably indicated only by night”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Saptaratra in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

saptarātra (सप्तरात्र).—n (S) A period of seven nights.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saptarātra (सप्तरात्र).—a period of seven nights.

Derivable forms: saptarātram (सप्तरात्रम्).

Saptarātra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms saptan and rātra (रात्र).

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

Saptarātra (सप्तरात्र).—n.

(-traṃ) A period of seven nights. E. sapta, rātra for rātri night.

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

Saptarātra (सप्तरात्र).—[neuter] seven days (lit. nights), week.

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

1) Saptarātra (सप्तरात्र):—[=sapta-rātra] [from sapta > saptan] n. a period of 7 nights (or days), a week, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. a [particular] Ahīna, [Atharva-veda; ???; Maśaka]

3) [v.s. ...] n. [plural] Name of various Vaiṣṇava sacred books.

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

Saptarātra (सप्तरात्र):—[sapta-rātra] (traṃ) 1. n. Seven nights.

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Saptaratra 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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