A couple of years ago I read somewhere (I don’t remember exactly where) that the name Satan could be interpreted as coming from the Sanskrit. I may very well remember this incorrectly, but I believe the person making the statement said that it would mean something like ‘without boundaries’.
I now was thinking about the name Sat Nam and what it meant. A search online brought me to a yoga website where it said the name could be translated as ‘I am truth’. I went to an online Sanskrit dictionary and wasn’t really able to translate it.
Than I was pointed to the Hindi language. There I found the following translations:
Sat(ta) : Power
Na(a)m : Name
An : Knowledge
So according to this (online resource…), SatAn is the Power of Knowledge (or Knowledge of Power?), and Sat Nam is the Power of the Name (or the Name of Power?)
Makes sense to me.
- I just searched the forum for Sat Nam and this post
My Fleshless Body
gives anther meaning for the name, though I think it can be stretched to have a similar interpretation.