Sasita, Sāsita, Shashita, Shasita, Śāsita: 12 definitions


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

The Sanskrit term Śāsita can be transliterated into English as Sasita or Shasita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shasit.

In Hinduism

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times (artha)

Śāsita (शासित) is a dub-division of Apratiṣṭita: to a type of legal court (sabhā) defined in the Rājanīta-ratnākara. Śāsita-sabhas were the courts where the king personally awards the decrees.

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Sasita (ससित) refers to “sugared”, mentioned in verse 3.33 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] Taking at night moonbeams as food, one shall drink, sugared [viz., sasita] buffalo’s milk (that is) cooled by the moon and stars. In groves in which the hot-rayed one is darkened by cloud-grazing huge Sal trees and Palmyra palms, [...]”.

Note: Sasita (“sugared”) has been interchanged with candranakṣatraśītala and translated by bsil-mo (“cold”), which points to a variant saśīta in the basic text. Accordingly, śītala (which usually signifies “cool”) has been given the rare sense of dkar-ba (“white”); cf. śītalacchada (“white leaf”) or (“white-leaved”) MW p. 1078.—dka-ba in P is a carver’s error.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sāsita : (pp. of sāsati) taught; instructed; ruled.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śāsita (शासित).—p S Punished. 2 Governed, ruled, ordered.

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śāṣita (शाषित).—p (S) Dried up, desiccated, arefied, exhausted of its liquor or moisture. 2 fig. Drained. 3 Drawn in, sucked up, absorbed.

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

śāsita (शासित).—p Punished. Ruled.

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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

Śāsita (शासित).—p. p.

1) Ruled, governed.

2) Punished.

3) Restrained, controlled.

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

Śāsita (शासित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Governed, ruled. E. śās to rule, aff. kta .

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

Sasīta (ससीत).—[adjective] together with Sītā.

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

1) Śasita (शसित):—[from śas] See vi-ś.

2) Śāsita (शासित):—[from śās] mfn. governed, ruled, directed, instructed, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] restrained, controlled, [Rāmāyaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] punished, chastised, [Hitopadeśa]

5) Sasita (ससित):—[=sa-sita] [from sa > sa-saṃrambha] mfn. with sugar, [Suśruta]

6) Sasīta (ससीत):—[=sa-sīta] [from sa > sa-saṃrambha] mfn. with Sītā, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Śāsita (शासित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Governed, ruled.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Śāsita (शासित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sāhia.

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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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Śāsita (शासित) [Also spelled shasit]:—(a) governed, ruled; administered.

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