śata शत

Definition: (m.) n. (--°ree; a. î) a hundred (sts. pl. for sg.; with g., apposition, or --°ree;); a smaller number °ree;-is either additional (asîti sate=280) or multiplicative (tri-satam= 300) or the cpd. becomes an ordinal (dvi-sata =200th); with a numeral in -ka it=so many per cent (pañkakam satam=five per cent); a multiplicative is separated from it in a cpd. by the object counted (katur-varsha satam=400 years); it is also sts. °ree;-instead of --°ree;.

Dictionary: Macdonell
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