Sattvasara, Sattva-sara, Sattvasāra: 5 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sattvasāra (सत्त्वसार).—

1) essence of strength.

2) a very powerful person.

Derivable forms: sattvasāraḥ (सत्त्वसारः).

Sattvasāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sattva and sāra (सार).

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

Sattvasāra (सत्त्वसार).—m. (= Pali sattasāra, of Pratyeka-buddhas Majjhimanikāya (Pali) iii.69.25), best of creatures, epithet of the Buddha or Bodhisattva: Mahāvastu ii.164.10; 204.5; 300.7; 414.19; iii. [Page554-a+ 71] 110.20; 121.15; 356.10; of former Buddhas, pl., dṛṣṭā ti pūrvi sattvasāra gaṅgavālukopamā, kṛtā ti teṣa buddha- pūja apramey' acintiyā Lalitavistara 171.5(—6), verses, you saw of old Buddhas as (many as) the sands of the Ganges, and you paid them immeasurable, unthinkable homage such as is due to a Buddha (wrongly Foucaux); Lalitavistara 172.15 (verse).

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

Sattvasāra (सत्त्वसार).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. Essence of strength. 2. A most powerful person.

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

Sattvasāra (सत्त्वसार).—m. excellence of strength, i. e. the most powerful, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 151, 1.

Sattvasāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sattva and sāra (सार).

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

1) Sattvasāra (सत्त्वसार):—[=sat-tva-sāra] [from sat-tva > sat] m. essence of strength, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

2) [v.s. ...] extraordinary courage, [Dhanaṃjaya-vijaya; Vāsavadattā]

3) [v.s. ...] a very powerful person, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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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. 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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