Satapadi, Satapadī, Shatapadi, Shata-padi, Śatapādī: 14 definitions


Satapadi means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, biology. 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 Śatapādī can be transliterated into English as Satapadi or Shatapadi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Śatapadī (शतपदी) is another name for Śatāvarī, a medicinal plant identified with Asparagus racemosus Willed. (or “buttermilk root”) from the Asparagaceae family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.116-119 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Śatapadī and Śatāvarī, there are a total of thirty-two Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Śatapadī (शतपदी) refers to centipedes (śatapadī), according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—In the 12h adhyāya, Kāśyapasaṃhita adds external and internal antidotes for poisons of various animals and insects [e.g., centipede (śatapadī)]. [...] Accordingly, “A combination of the five parts of Śirīṣa and Vyoṣā is an effective antidote to treat poison caused by centipede (śatapadī)”.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Śatapadī (शतपदी, “myriapod”) represents an incarnation destination of the tiryaggati (animal realm) according to the “world of transmigration” section in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXVII).—The Bodhisattva sees the animals (tiryak) undergoing all the torments: they are made to gallop by blows of the whip or stick; they are made to make long journeys carrying burdens; their harness is damaged; they are branded with hot iron. If hatred (dveṣa, pratigha) is predominant [in people], they take the form of [for example] myriapod (śatapadī).

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Shatapadi in India is the name of a plant defined with Asparagus racemosus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Asparagopsis floribunda Kunth, nom. illeg. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· South African Journal of Botany (1983)
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1996)
· Malpighia (1937)
· Species Plantarum. (1799)
· Systema Vegetabilium, ed. 15 (1829)
· Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland. (1810)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Shatapadi, for example chemical composition, side effects, diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, health benefits, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

satapadī : (m.) a centipede.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Satapadī refers to: a centipede A. II, 73; III, 101, 306; IV, 320; V, 290; Vin. II, 110, 148; Miln. 272.

Note: satapadī is a Pali compound consisting of the words sata and padī.

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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

śatapadī (शतपदी).—f (S) A centiped. 2 Walk of a hundred paces after a meal (to promote digestion).

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

śatapadī (शतपदी).—f A centipede. See śatapāvalī.

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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

Śatapadī (शतपदी).—f. a centipede.

Śatapadī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śata and padī (पदी). See also (synonyms): śatapād.

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Śatapādī (शतपादी).—a centipede.

Śatapādī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śata and pādī (पादी). See also (synonyms): śatapādikā.

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

Śatapadī (शतपदी).—f. (-dī) A centipede, jaulus. E. śata a hundred, pada a foot, ṅīṣ aff.

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

1) Śatapādī (शतपादी):—[=śata-pādī] [from śata-pād > śata] a f. (adī) idem, [ib.; Caraka; Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] Asparagus Racemosus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a kind of disease peculiar to horses, [Mahābhārata [Scholiast or Commentator]]

4) Śatapadī (शतपदी):—[=śata-padī] [from śata] See under -pad above.

5) Śatapādī (शतपादी):—[=śata-pādī] [from śata] b f. a centipede, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] a kind of plant (= sita-kaṭabhī), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) Śatāpadī (शतापदी):—[=śatā-padī] [from śatā > śata] f. (mc. for śata-p) a centipede, [Caraka]

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

Śatapadī (शतपदी):—[śata-padī] (dī) 3. f. A centipede.

[Sanskrit to German]

Satapadi 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śatapadi (ಶತಪದಿ):—[noun] any of a class (Chilopoda) of elongated, many-segmented, insect-eating arthropods with a pair of legs to each segment; a centipede.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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