Shatamana, aka: Śatamāna, Śātamāna, Shata-mana; 5 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit terms Śatamāna and Śātamāna can be transliterated into English as Satamana or Shatamana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Śatamāna (शतमान, “centimetre”) is a Sanskrit name for a unit of measurement, comprising ten Dharaṇas. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (See the Manubhāṣya 8.137)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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India history and geogprahy

Śatamāna.—name of a coin; a silver coin weighing 320 ratis (rarely also 160 ratis); also called pala, niṣka, śukti, aṣṭamikā and nalā; wrongly regarded as 100 ratis in weight. See JNSI, Vol. XVI, pp. 41, 46-47. For śatamāna as a gold coin, see ibid., Vol. XV, p. 140. Note: śatamāna is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Śatamāna.—the weight of 320 ratis; literally, ‘a hundred units of measurement’, the unit probably being the mañjāḍi (q. v.); also called pala and niṣka (320 ratis of gold or silver); during the medieval period, sometimes regarded as 160 ratis; name sometimes applied to an ancient gold coin. Note: śatamāna is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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śatamāna (शतमान).—a (S) Of the measure or amount of a hndred. The word is not used in the amplitude of its meaning; śatamāna āyuṣya (Age or lifeterm of one hundred years) is the only authorized application of it; excepting the covert one in the example below, allusively to dakṣiṇā or other money-gift. Ex. tēthēṃ kāya tumhāsa miḷālēṃ?--śatamāna or ēka śatamāna miḷālēṃ I got a hundred rupees.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Śātamāna (शातमान).—a. (- f.) Bought for one hundred.

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Śatamāna (शतमान).—

1) a Pala of silver; धरणानि दश ज्ञेयः शतमानस्तु राजतः (dharaṇāni daśa jñeyaḥ śatamānastu rājataḥ) Ms.8.137; अष्टौ शाणाः शतमानं वहन्ति (aṣṭau śāṇāḥ śatamānaṃ vahanti) Mb.3.134.15.

2) an Āḍhaka q. v.

Derivable forms: śatamānaḥ (शतमानः), śatamānam (शतमानम्).

Śatamāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śata and māna (मान).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śatamāna (शतमान).—mn.

(-naḥ-naṃ) 1. A pala of silver. 2. An Adhaka or measure so termed. E. śata a hundred, māna measure.

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Śātamāna (शातमान).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nī-naṃ) Bought with the measure of one hundred. E. śata a hundred, māna measure, and aṇ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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