Sittha, Siṭṭha, Siṭṭhā: 4 definitions


Sittha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sittha : (nt.) wax; a grain of boiled rice.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Sittha, (nt.) (cp. *Sk. siktha) a lump of boiled rice Vin. II, 165, 214; J. I, 189, 235; V, 387; VI, 358 (odana°), 365 (yāgu°); PvA. 99; sitthatelaka oil of beeswax Vin. II, 107, 151.

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Siṭṭha, (pp. of śiṣ; Sk. śiṣṭha) see vi°. (Page 709)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Sittha (सित्थ).—(-sittha) (ka) , see madhu-siktha(ka).

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Siṭṭha (सिट्ठ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Śreṣṭha.

2) Siṭṭha (सिट्ठ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Sṛṣṭa.

3) Siṭṭha (सिट्ठ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Śiṣṭa.

4) Sittha (सित्थ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Siktha.

Sittha has the following synonyms: Sitthaya.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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