Satatasamita, Satata-samita: 1 definition

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Satatasamita (सततसमित).—adj. (once), °tam, also satataṃ samitam, adv. (Sanskrit satataṃ, adv.; Pali satataṃ samitaṃ, two words, as rarely in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit]; is Pali samitaṃ ever used without preceding satataṃ?; AMg. samiyaṃ, cited once after sayā = sadā), (1) adj., eternal; noted only in: eṣā (mss. eṣāṃ) ca Mahāmaudgalyāyana praṇidhi (mss. °dhiṃ) satatasamitā (one ms., of six, satataṃ sa°; one °mitām, perhaps with hiatus-bridging m) abhūṣi Mahāvastu i.61.2 (prose); (2) adv., continually, constantly; regularly as [compound] word, °ta-samitam, extremely common in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] but not recorded elsewhere: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 65.11; 102.8; 160.5; 201.10; 210.2; Lalitavistara 44.16; 180.19; Mahāvastu i.144.14; iii.52.16; Mahāvyutpatti 7262; Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 66.2; 70.4; 205.10 (verse); Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 40.17; 41.11; Śikṣāsamuccaya 9.16; 227.4; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 320.3 (text satatta-sam°); Gaṇḍavyūha 50.22; Daśabhūmikasūtra 14.1; Bodhisattvabhūmi 4.19; Sukhāvatīvyūha 56.5; Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 240.10; Śālistambasūtra 72.10 (all but one of [Page553-b+ 71] these prose); rarely, as in Pali, two words, satataṃ sami- taṃ: Kāraṇḍavvūha 13.5 ff.; 59.21; 64.20 (in some of these text prints saṃmitaṃ); Lalitavistara 66.7 ff. (here vv.ll. satata-, [compound]); 72.12—13 (no v.l.).

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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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