Seda, aka: Seḍa, Sheda; 6 Definition(s)


Seda means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Seda (सेद) is Pali for “sweat” (Sanskrit Sveda) refers to one of the thirty-substances of the human body according to the Visuddhimagga, as mentioned in an appendix of the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 32-34. The Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra mentions thirty-six substances [viz., seda]; the Sanskrit sources of both the Lesser and the Greater Vehicles, physical substances are 26 in number while the Pāli suttas list thirty-once substances.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Seḍa (सेड) is a Prakrit name referring to “fair-complexioned beings” and is mentioned as an example name for deriving personal names mentioned in the Aṅgavijjā chapter 26. This chapter includes general rules to follow when deriving proper names. The Aṅgavijjā (mentioning seḍa) is an ancient treatise from the 3rd century CE dealing with physiognomic readings, bodily gestures and predictions and was written by a Jain ascetic in 9000 Prakrit stanzas.

Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions (jainism)
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

seda : (m.) sweat; perspiration.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Seda, (Vedic sveda, fr. svid, cp. Av. xvaēda, Gr. i)drwζ, Lat. sudor, Ags. svāt=E. sweat) sweat D. II, 293; A. II, 67 sq.; It. 76; Sn. 196; J. I, 118, 138, 146, 243; in detaiḷ (physiologically) at Vism. 262, 360; VbhA. 66, 245; sweating for medicinal purposes, mahā° a great steambath; sambhāra° bringing about sweating by the use of herbs, etc.; seda-kamma sweating Vin. I, 205.—pl. sedā drops of perspiration DhA. I, 253.

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

1) śēḍa (शेड).—f A slice (of pumpion, the jack, and similar fruits). 2 A fibre or thread (as those composing the stem of the Palm-tribe &c.); a strip, slip, shred (as of the rind of a tree, torn off to tie with).

2) śēḍā (शेडा).—m A piece of rope or stem or long and lithe clasper; any suchlike thing to bind with. 2 C A large or stout rope.

śēḍā (शेडा).—m A color,--a brownish black; and attrib. of this color.

śēḍā (शेडा).—m The indistinct and shadowy appearance of an object (seen by weak or short-sighted eyes or under deficient light).

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

1) śēḍa (शेड).—f A slice. A fibre. A strip.

2) śēḍā (शेडा).—m A piece of rope or stem or long and lithe clasper.

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