Shatayus, Śatāyus, Shata-ayus: 10 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Śatāyus can be transliterated into English as Satayus or Shatayus, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Śatāyus (शतायुस्).—One of the six sons of Purūravas by Urvaśī. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 75, Verse 24).

2) Śatāyus (शतायुस्).—A warrior, who fought on the Kaurava side against the Pāṇḍavas. He fought from the 'waist' position of the Vyūha made by Bhīṣma and courted death. (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 75, Verse 22; Śalya Parva, Chapter 2, Verse 19).

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Śatāyus (शतायुस्) or Śatāyu is one of the six sons of Aila Purūravas, according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] Aila Purūravas, the most illustrious pious king gets married to Urvaśī, the heavenly damsel who is cursed by Brahmā to spend sometime here on earth. Purūravas begets on her six sons—Āyu, Mayu, Amāyu, Viśvāyu, Śatāyus (Śatāyu) and Śrutāyu. All these are celebrated like Semi-divine beings (devayonaya).

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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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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Shatayus in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Śatāyus (शतायुस्) is one of the sons of king Cirāyus according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 41. Accordingly, “... and a son of that King Cirāyus, born to him by another wife, named Śatāyus, was placed on his throne by his chief ministers”.

The story of Śatāyus and Cirāyus was narrated by Marubhūti in order to demonstrate that “this world of living beings was appointed by the Creator unstable, and full of grief hard to ward off, and even with hundreds of efforts it is impossible for anyone to do anything here which the Creator does not wish him to do”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Śatāyus, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śatāyus (शतायुस्).—a. lasting or living for a hundred years.

Śatāyus is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śata and āyus (आयुस्).

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

Śatāyus (शतायुस्).—m.

(-yuḥ) A man of hundred years old. E. śata, and āyus life.

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

Śatāyus (शतायुस्).—m. a man a hundred years old, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 32, 18; an old man. Cf. [Latin] aevum, [Gothic.] aivs.

Śatāyus is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śata and āyus (आयुस्).

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

Śatāyus (शतायुस्).—[feminine] śatāyuṣī = śatāyu.

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

1) Śatāyus (शतायुस्):—[from śata] n. an age or life (consisting) of a h° years, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] mf(uṣī)n. attaining the age of a h° y°, [Atharva-veda; Kāṭhaka; Lāṭyāyana] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] m. a man a h° years old, a centenarian, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of various men, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

Śatāyus (शतायुस्):—[śatā+yus] (yuḥ) a. Hundred years old.

[Sanskrit to German]

Shatayus 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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