Shartha, aka: Śartha; 3 Definition(s)

Introduction

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The Sanskrit term Śartha can be transliterated into English as Sartha or Shartha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Marathi-English dictionary

śartha (शर्थ).—& śarthamardī Better śarta &c. q. v. supra.

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sārtha (सार्थ).—a (S) Having meaning or sense, significant. 2 Having substance or property, substantial, opulent. 3 Of the same or like meaning or purport.

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sārtha (सार्थ).—m S A company of traders &c., a caravan: also a multitude or an assembly in general.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sārtha (सार्थ).—a Significant. Substantial. Of like meaning. m A caravan.

(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.

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sārtha (सार्थ).—a. [arthena sahitaḥ; sṛ-rathan-svārthe aṇ vā Un.2.5]

1) Having meaning, significant.

2) Having an aim or object.

3) Of like meaning or import.

4) Useful, serviceable.

5) Wealthy, rich, opulent.

-rthaḥ 1 A rich man.

2) A company of merchants, caravan (of traders); सार्थाः स्वैरं स्वकीयेषु चेरुर्वेश्मस्विवाद्रिषु (sārthāḥ svairaṃ svakīyeṣu cerurveśmasvivādriṣu) R.17.64; see सार्थवाह (sārthavāha).

3) A troop, collection of men; सार्थः प्रवसतो मित्रम् (sārthaḥ pravasato mitram) Mb.

4) A herd, flock, (of animals of the same species); अथ कदाचित् तैरितस्ततो भ्रमद्भिः सार्थाद् भ्रष्टः कथनको नामोष्ट्रो दृष्टः (atha kadācit tairitastato bhramadbhiḥ sārthād bhraṣṭaḥ kathanako nāmoṣṭro dṛṣṭaḥ) Pt.1.

5) A collection or multitude in general; अर्थिसार्थः (arthisārthaḥ) Pt.1; त्वया चन्द्रमसा चातिसंधीयते कामिजनसार्थः (tvayā candramasā cātisaṃdhīyate kāmijanasārthaḥ) Ś.3.

6) One of a company of pilgrims.

(Source): DDSA: The practical 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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