Sattaka, Shattaka, Śaṭṭaka, Saṭṭaka: 10 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Śaṭṭaka can be transliterated into English as Sattaka or Shattaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: HAL: The Karpūramañjarī and its successors

Saṭṭaka (सट्टक) is a hybrid genre of classical Indian theater (saṃkīrṇa-rūpaka), related to another similar genre, nāṭikā. Both are love comedies in four acts, characterized by the use of numerous female characters, as well as the abundant use of dancing, singing and music. The ending is always happy, as we find in the Ratnāvalī and the Priyadarśikā of Harṣa (7th century, Kannauj). Because of this musical aspect and the cheerfulness represented by these hybrid genres, nāṭikā has been noted among the ten great dramatic genres (rūpaka) in treatises on Indian theatrical art, and has enjoyed great popularity within royal courts.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sattaka : (nt.) a group of seven.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śaṭṭaka (शट्टक).—Flour of rice mixed with water and ghee.

Derivable forms: śaṭṭakam (शट्टकम्).

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Saṭṭaka (सट्टक).—A kind of minor drama in Prākṛta; e. g. कर्पूरमञ्जरी (karpūramañjarī) see S. D.542.

Derivable forms: saṭṭakam (सट्टकम्).

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

Saṭṭaka (सट्टक).—n.

(-kaṃ) A sort of minor drama in Prakrit only.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Saṭṭaka (सट्टक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—kāvya. Rice. 244.
—[commentary] Oppert. 3065.

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

1) Śaṭṭaka (शट्टक):—n. flour of rice mixed with water and ghee, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

2) Ṣaṭṭaka (षट्टक):—m. (cf. ṣāḍava) a kind of sweetmeat, [Suśruta [Scholiast or Commentator]]

3) Saṭṭaka (सट्टक):—n. a sort of minor drama in Prākṛt (e.g. the Karpūra-mañjarī of Rāja-śekhara), [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

4) buttermilk mixed with the juice of cumin etc. (cf. śaṭṭaka), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Sattāka (सत्ताक):—[=sat-tāka] [from sat] mfn. (ifc.) = -tā (-tva n.), [Nīlakaṇṭha]

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

Saṭṭaka (सट्टक):—(kaṃ) 1. n. Minor drama in Prākrit.

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

Saṭṭaka (सट्टक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Saṭṭa, Saṭṭaya.

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Sattaka 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

Saṭṭaka (ಸಟ್ಟಕ):—[noun] a kind of minor drama or dance.

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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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