Sattha, Sāttha, Saṭṭha, Satthā: 4 definitions


Sattha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70; MA.ii.890.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sattha : (nt.) 1. a science; an art; a lore. 2. a knife; a lance. (m.), 3. a caravan. || saṭṭha (pp. of sajjati) clung to. sāttha (adj.), useful; advantageous; with the meaning.

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

1) Sattha, 6 (cp. Sk. śvasta, śvas) breathed: see vissattha. (Page 674)

2) Sattha, 5 (adj.) (wrong for satta=śakta) able, competent J. III, 173 (=samattha C.). (Page 674)

3) Sattha, 4 (pp. of sāsati; śās) told, taught J. II, 298 (v. l. siṭṭha). (Page 674)

4) Sattha, 3 (sa3+attha; Sk. sārtha) a caravan D. II, 130, 339; Vin. I, 152, 292; Nd1 446; Dh. 123 (appa° with a small c.), Miln. 351.

5) Sattha, 2 (nt.) (cp. Vedic śāstra, fr. śās to teach) a science, art, lore Miln. 3; SnA 327, 447.—vāda° science of right belief SnA 540; sadda° grammar SnA 266; supina° dream-telling SnA 564. (Page 674)

6) Sattha, 1 (nt.) (cp. Vedic śastra, fr. śas to cut) a weapon, sword, knife; coll. “arms” D. I, 4, 56; Sn. 309, 819 (explained as 3: kāya°, vacī°, mano°, referring to A. IV, 42, at Nd1 151); J. I, 72, 504; Pv III, 102; SnA 458 (°mukhena); PvA. 253. Often in combination daṇḍa+sattha (cp. daṇḍa 4), coll. for “arms, ” Vin. I, 349; D. I, 63; A. IV, 249; Nd2 576.—satthaṃ āharati to stab oneself S. I, 121; III, 123; IV, 57 sq.

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Sāttha, (sa3+attha) with the meaning, in spirit D. I, 62; II, 48; It. 79, 111; Sn. p. 100; Vin. I, 21; DA. I, 176; Vism. 214. (Page 703)

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Saṭṭha, (pp. of sajati1) dismissed; in cpd. —°esana one who has abandoned all longing or research D. III, 269 (cp. Dial. III, 247 “has utterly given up quests”); A. II, 41 (so read for saṭh°).—saṭṭha at S. III, 84 is to be read seṭṭha, and at S. IV, 298 saṭha. (Page 671)

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Saṭṭha (सट्ठ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Śāṭhya.

2) Sattha (सत्थ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Svāsthya.

3) Sattha (सत्थ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Sārtha.

4) Sattha (सत्थ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Śāstra.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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