Shatasahasra, Śatasahasra, Shata-sahasra, Śatasāhasra: 11 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Śatasahasra and Śatasāhasra can be transliterated into English as Satasahasra or Shatasahasra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shatasahasra in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śatasahasra (शतसहस्र).—A well-known sacred place in Kurukṣetra. Bathing here is productive of the same result as gifting away thousand cows. This place is thousand times more beneficial than other places. (Vana Parva, Chapter 83).

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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.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Shatasahasra in Mahayana glossary
Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Śatasahasra (शतसहस्र) refers to a “hundred thousand”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly: “[...] The Śāriputra the Elder addressed himself to the Lord: ‘O Lord, how long the thought of awakening will be continued after the Bodhisattva Gaganagañja produced it?’. [...] The Lord said: ‘It is like this, Śāriputra, as if the world-spheres as numerous as the grains of sand in the river Gaṅgā are filled with the atomic-sized dust of Buddha-fields as numerous as the grains of sand in the river Gaṅgā, as if all the atomic-sized dust is put into a single dust-grain of a field during many hundreds of thousands of aeons, in the same way of calculating and establishing distinguishing marks, even though all the dust would be exhausted, the thought of incomparable complete awakening, which was produced by the Bodhisattva Gaganagañja, for the uncountable hundreds, thousands (śatasahasra), millions, billions of ages, would never be exhausted’ [...]”.

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Śatasahasra (शतसहस्र) refers to a “hundred thousand” (fish situated in a lake near Aḍakavatī), according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [after the Bhagavān reached the vicinity of the residence of Vaiśravaṇa], “Then the Bhagavān reached the vicinity of that lotus lake with the great retinue and saw that many hundred thousand (śatasahasra) fish, Makaras, alligators and bees were fleeing in the ten directions to protect their lives, looking around in distress. Having comforted them with friendliness as a foundation the Bhagavān snapped his fingers. He summoned the Nāgas even two and three [times]. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shatasahasra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śatasahasra (शतसहस्र).—

1) a hundred thousand.

2) several hundreds, i. e. a large number.

Derivable forms: śatasahasram (शतसहस्रम्).

Śatasahasra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śata and sahasra (सहस्र).

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Śatasāhasra (शतसाहस्र).—a.

1) consisting of containing a hundred thousand.

2) bought with a hundred thousand.

Śatasāhasra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śata and sāhasra (साहस्र).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śatasahasra (शतसहस्र).—n.

(-sraṃ) A hundred thousand. E. śata, and sahasra a thousand.

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Śatasāhasra (शतसाहस्र).—mfn.

(-sraḥ-srī-sraṃ) Having a hundred thousand, bought with, consisting of, &c. E. śatasahasra, and aṇ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śatasāhasra (शतसाहस्र).—adj. consisting of a hundred thousand, a hundred thousandfold, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 85.

Śatasāhasra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śata and sāhasra (साहस्र).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śatasahasra (शतसहस्र).—[neuter] sgl. & [plural] a hundred thousand.

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Śatasāhasra (शतसाहस्र).—[feminine] ī hundred thousand-fold.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Śatasahasra (शतसहस्र):—[=śata-sahasra] [from śata] n. sg. or [plural] a h° thousand (the counted object may be in [genitive case] or in apposition or [compound]), [Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) Śatasāhasra (शतसाहस्र):—[=śata-sāhasra] [from śata] mf(ī)n. amounting to a h° thousand, containing a h° th°, consisting of a h° th°, a h° th°-fold, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] n. sg. (m.[case]; with [genitive case] [plural]) = -sahasra, [Rāmāyaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] a h° thousandth part, [Dhyānabindu-upaniṣad]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Śatasahasra (शतसहस्र):—[śata-sahasra] (sraṃ) 1. n. A hundred thousand.

2) Śatasāhasra (शतसाहस्र):—[śata-sāhasra] (sraḥ-srī-sraṃ) a. Having 100,000.

[Sanskrit to German]

Shatasahasra in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shatasahasra in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śatasahasra (ಶತಸಹಸ್ರ):—

1) [adjective] amounting to one lakh (one hundred thousand).

2) [adjective] great in number; more.

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Śatasahasra (ಶತಸಹಸ್ರ):—[noun] the cardinal number one hundred thousand; one lakh; 1,00,000.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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