Shatamsha, Śatāṃśa, Shata-amsha: 3 definitions


Shatamsha means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Śatāṃśa can be transliterated into English as Satamsa or Shatamsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shatansh.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Shatamsha in Jainism glossary
Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Śatāṃśa (शतांश) refers to a “hundredth part” (of the detailed meditation), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Now the fourfold division. It is as follows: A detailed definition of meditation which is considered as fourfold by the lords of mendicants (i.e. the Jinas) whose delusion is destroyed (munīśvarakṣīṇamohaiṛ munīśvaraiḥ) [and] who are familiar with meditation [is] in the Pūrva collection and the other Aṅgas. Nowadays no-one is capable of describing even a hundredth part (śatāṃśa) of that (i.e. the detailed meditation). Therefore, the very well-known meaning which is only a hint is described here”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shatamsha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śatāṃśa (शतांश):—[from śata] m. a hundredth part, [Monier-Williams’ 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 (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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shatamsha in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Śatāṃśa (शतांश) [Also spelled shatansh]:—(nm) a hundredth part.

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