Sattama: 13 definitions


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

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sattama (सत्तम) refers to the “most excellent (among a particular group)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.9.—Accordingly, after Menā spoke to Himācala (Himavat):—“After saying this, with tears in her eyes Menā fell at the feet of her husband. Raising her, the lord of mountains, the most excellent among intelligent people [i.e., prajña-sattama], made a true statement. [...]”.

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (itihasa)

Sattama (सत्तम) refers to the “excellent” (e.g., ‘the best of sages/kings’), according to the Mahābhārata verse 1.164.9-11.—Accordingly, “The Ikṣvāku kings conquered this world. Having obtained Vasiṣṭha, the best of sages (ṛṣi-sattama), as their excellent purohita, those kings performed sacrifices, O descendant of the Kurus. For that Brahmin sage officiated for all those great kings (nṛpati-sattama) at their sacrifices, O best of the Pāṇḍavas, as Bṛhaspati did for the gods”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sattama : (adj.) seventh.

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

1) Sattama, 2 (num. ord.) (fr. satta4) the seventh D. I, 89; Sn. 103.—f. °mī Sn. 437. Often in Loc. °divase on the 7th day Sn. 983; J. I, 395; Miln. 15; PvA. 6, 74. —°bhavika one who has reached the 7th existence (or rebirth) Kvu 475 (cp. translation 2714). (Page 673)

2) Sattama, 1 (adj.) (superl. fr. sant) best, excellent Sn. 356; J. I, 233. (Page 673)

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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

sattama (सत्तम).—a S Best or very good, excellent, transcendent. Ex. śabarāsa mhaṇē nṛpasattama ||.

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sattama (सत्तम).—f m n See satama.

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

sattama (सत्तम).—a Best or very good, excellent.

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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

Sattama (सत्तम).—a. Most beautiful, the best, excellent, the most respectable; L. D. B.

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

Sattama (सत्तम).—mfn.

(-maḥ-mā-maṃ) 1. Best, excellent. 2. Very venerable or respectable. 3. Most virtuous. E. sat good, and tamap aff.

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

Sattama (सत्तम).—([superlative]) the best, first among or chief ([genetive] or —°).

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

1) Sattama (सत्तम):—[=sat-tama] [from sat] mfn. (sat-) very good or right, the best, first, chief of ([genitive case] or [compound]), [Brāhmaṇa; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Chāndogya-upaniṣad] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] most virtuous, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] very venerable or respectable, [ib.]

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

Sattama (सत्तम):—[sa-ttama] (maḥ-mā-maṃ) a. Best, very venerable or virtuous.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sattama 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

Sattama (ಸತ್ತಮ):—

1) [noun] that which is important; an important or prominent thing.

2) [noun] a right, best or virtuous manner or way (of doing, behaving, etc.).

3) [noun] a man of virtuous behaviour, deportment.

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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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