Seta, aka: Sheta; 5 Definition(s)
Seta means something in 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
1. Seta. The chief peak of the Himalaya (S.i.67 = Mil.242). It was evidently another name for Kailasa.
2. Seta. The state elephant of Pasenadi, on whose account the Buddha preached a special sermon (A.iii.345). He was so called because he was white (AA.ii.669; cf. ThagA.ii.7).(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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).
seta : (adj.) white; pure. (m.), the white colour.(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Seta, (adj.) (Vedic śveta & śvitra; cp. Av. spaēta white; Lith. szaitýti to make light; Ohg. hwīz=E. white) white D. II, 297=M. I, 58; Sn. 689; A. III, 241; VbhA. 63 (opp. kāḷa); J. I, 175; PvA. 157, 215. name of a mountain in the Himālayas S. I, 67=Miln. 242; an elephant of King Pasenadi A. III, 345.
—aṅga white bodied Mhvs 10, 54. —aṭṭhika lit. (having) white bones, (suffering from) famine (cp. BSk. śvetāsthi Divy 131) Vin. III, 6; IV, 23; S. IV, 323; A. I, 160; IV, 279. ‹-› f. mildew Vin. II, 256; J. V, 401. —odaka clear (transparent) water Pv. II, 120. —kambala white blanket J. IV, 353. —kamma whitewashing J. VI, 432. —kuṭṭha white leprosy J. V, 69; VI, 196. —geru N. of a plant J. VI, 535. —cchatta a white parasol, an emblem of royalty D. II, 19; A. I, 145; J. I, 177, 267; PvA. 74; DhA. I, 167; III, 120. —pacchāda with white covering S. IV, 292=Ud. 76=DhsA. 397. —puppha “white-flowered, ” N. of a tree (Vitex trifolia?) J. V, 422 (=piyaka). —vārī (& °vārisa) names of plants or trees J. VI, 535, 536. (Page 722)
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.
Languages of India and abroad
śēṭa (शेट).—m (śrēṣṭha S through H) A respectful compellation for a banker, merchant, or tradesman, and for certain artisans (as Sonar, Kansar &c.) Used alone or affixed to the name. Pr. śēṭa savā śēra āṇi liṅga aḍīca śēra Used reproachfully of a liṅgāīta bearing on his breast an enormous lingam; or of a person of lower value or estimation than his silver idol; or of any one falling short of his manifestations or professions; or of any additament or appendage weightier than the main body.
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śēta (शेत).—n (kṣētra S) A cultivated piece of ground, a field. 2 A standing crop. 3 Agriculture. 4 The produce of a few grains sown by women in a kuṇḍī or flower-pot and put before gaurī in the month caitra. 5 fig. Any person, employment, or thing from which one derives his subsistence; any field of support. śēta utaraṇēṃ To head or ear properly--a crop. bharalyā śētāntūna kāḍhaṇēṃ -ḍhakalaṇēṃ -ghālaviṇēṃ -uṭhaviṇēṃ To dismiss or put out (from any sphere of labor) at the very time the profit is ready to be reaped.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
śēṭa (शेट).—m A respectful compellation for a merchant, &c.
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śēta (शेत).—n A field, a cultivated piece of ground. A standing crop. Agriculture.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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śēṭāī (शेटाई).—f The dignity of a śēṭa. Shetship.
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