Satapadi, aka: Satapadī, Śatapādī, Shata-padi, Shatapadi; 5 Definition(s)
Satapadi means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
The Sanskrit term Śatapādī can be transliterated into English as Satapadi or Shatapadi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
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).Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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.
Languages of India and abroad
satapadī : (m.) a centipede.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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.
śatapadī (शतपदी).—f (S) A centiped. 2 Walk of a hundred paces after a meal (to promote digestion).Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
śatapadī (शतपदी).—f A centipede. See śatapāvalī.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.
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: 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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Sushruta Samhita, Volume 5: Kalpasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)