Shatacandra, Śatacandra, Shata-candra: 4 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Śatacandra can be transliterated into English as Satacandra or Shatacandra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Shatachandra.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Śatacandra (शतचन्द्र).—A brother of Śakuni. In the battle of Kurukṣetra he fought on the side of the Kauravas and got defeated by Bhīma. (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 157, Verse 23).
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Languages of India and abroad
Śatacandra (शतचन्द्र).—a sword or shield adorned with a hundred moons (moon-like spots); ततः शरशतेनास्य शतचन्द्रं समाक्षिपत्त् (tataḥ śaraśatenāsya śatacandraṃ samākṣipatt) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 7. 97.29. °वर्त्मन् (vartman) a manner of brandishing the sword; तं श्येनवेगं शतचन्द्रवर्त्मभिश्चरन्तमच्छिद्रमुपर्यधो हरिः (taṃ śyenavegaṃ śatacandravartmabhiścarantamacchidramuparyadho hariḥ) Bhāgavata 8.7.28.
Derivable forms: śatacandraḥ (शतचन्द्रः).
Śatacandra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śata and candra (चन्द्र).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śatacandra (शतचन्द्र):—[=śata-candra] [from śata] mfn. adorned with a h° moons (or moon-like spots), [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] ([scilicet] asi or carman) a sword or a shield adorned with a h° m°, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a warrior, [Mahābhārata]
[Sanskrit to German]
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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Partial matches: Shata, Candra.
Full-text: Shatacandrita, Parvati.
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