Shatayu, aka: Śatāyu; 4 Definition(s)


Shatayu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Śatāyu can be transliterated into English as Satayu or Shatayu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Shatayu in Purana glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

1a) Śatāyu (शतायु).—A Rākṣasa with the Hemanta sun.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 23. 19.

1b) One of the six sons of Purūravas and Ūrvaśī.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 24. 34; Vāyu-purāṇa 91. 52; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 7. 1
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śatāyu (शतायु) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.47.18) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Śatāyu) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Shatayu in Marathi glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

śatāyu (शतायु) [or शतायुषी, śatāyuṣī].—a (S) That has lived or is to live a hundred years, a centenarian.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śatāyu (शतायु).—a That is to live a hundred years.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
context information

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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