Sattra, Sattrā: 9 definitions


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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Sattra.—(SII 1; CII 3, 4), ‘a charitable feeding house’; an alms-house; sometimes used to indicate one of the five mahā- yajñas, usually called atithi. See Ep. Ind., Vol. VII, p. 46, note 8. (EI 10, 19, 23), also spelt satra; hospitality to guests; one of the five mahāyajñas. (IA 15), a hall for the charitable distribution of food, etc. Cf. satra-śālā (SII 11-1), etc. Note: sattra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sattra (सत्त्र).—[sad-ṣṭran] (usually written satram)

1) A sacrificial session, especially one lasting from 13 to 1 days.

2) A sacrifice in general; त्रेतामपि निबोध त्वं यस्मिन् सत्रं प्रवर्तते (tretāmapi nibodha tvaṃ yasmin satraṃ pravartate) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.149.23.

3) An oblation, offering, gift.

4) Liberality, munificence.

5) Virtue.

6) A house, residence.

7) Covering.

8) Wealth.

9) A wood, forest; अयमेव मृगव्यसत्रकामः (ayameva mṛgavyasatrakāmaḥ) Kirātārjunīya 13.9.

1) A tank, pond.

11) Fraud, cheating.

12) A place of refuge, asylum, covert.

13) Gifts made at all times; L. D. B.

14) Haughtiness, pride; L. D. B.

16) An assumed form or disguise; छन्नं तथा तं सत्रेण पाण्डवं प्रेक्ष्य भारत (channaṃ tathā taṃ satreṇa pāṇḍavaṃ prekṣya bhārata) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 4.38.4.

Derivable forms: sattram (सत्त्रम्).

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Sattrā (सत्त्रा).—ind. With, together with; सत्त्रा पुत्रकलत्रमित्रनिवहैः (sattrā putrakalatramitranivahaiḥ) Rām. ch.2.94.

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

Sattra (सत्त्र).—n.

(-ttraṃ) 1. Sacrifice, oblation. 2. A long sacrificial session lasting from 13 to 100 days. 3. Good conduct. 4. Liberality, munificence. 5. Covering, clothing, concealing. 6. Fraud, roguery, cheating. 7. A wood, a forest. 8. Wealth. 9. A house. 10. A tank, a pond. m.

(-ttraḥ) Satrajit the father of Satyabhama. E. sad to go, Unadi aff. tran or ṣṭra; in writting, one ta may be omitted, and it occurs, satra .

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Sattrā (सत्त्रा).—Ind. With, together with. E. sa for saha with, trā to preserve, aff. kvip; also written, satrā .

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

Sattra (सत्त्र).—and satra satra, n., i. e. I. sad + tra. 1. A sacrifice, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 4, 1. 2. Liberality, munificence. Ii. perhaps sa-trā. 1. Covering, concealing, a hiding-place, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 190, 10 (tad-dṛṣṭi-vibhrama-utpala -vana-sattra-apāśraya, adj. Concealed in the play of her looks, which seemed as it were the covert of a wood of lotuses). 2. Fraud, cheating. 3. A house. 4. Wealth. 5. A wood, a forest, [Kirātārjunīya] 13, 9. 6. A tank.

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

Sattra (सत्त्र).—[neuter] sacrificial session or any meritorious action of equal worth; alms-house, hospital.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Sattra (सत्त्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—śr. Oppert. Ii, 5361.

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

1) Sattra (सत्त्र):—[from sad] n. ‘session’, a great Soma sacrifice (lasting [according to] to some, from 13 to 100 days and performed by many officiating Brāhmans; also applied to any oblation or meritorious work equivalent to the performance of a Sattra; sattrasyarddhiḥ Name of a Sāman, [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa]), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] a house, asylum, hospital, [Rājataraṅgiṇī; Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) [v.s. ...] an assumed form or disguise, illusive semblance, [Mahābhārata; Daśakumāra-carita]

4) [v.s. ...] fraud, deception, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] a wood, forest, [Kirātārjunīya]

6) [v.s. ...] a tank, pond, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] liberality, munificence, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] wealth, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] clothes, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) Sāttra (सात्त्र):—and sāttrika mfn. ([from] sattra) belonging to a sacrifice, sacrificial, [???]

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

1) Sattra (सत्त्र):—(ttraṃ) 1. n. Sacrifice; liberality; covering; fraud; wood; wealth; house; pond, tank.

2) Sattrā (सत्त्रा):—prep. With.

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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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