Adanasamiti, aka: Ādānasamiti, Adana-samiti; 1 Definition(s)


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Ādānasamiti (आदानसमिति).—A method of cautious seizing so that no creature be hurt. It is one of the पञ्चसमिति (pañcasamiti)s or rules of careful conduct in Jaina.

Derivable forms: ādānasamitiḥ (आदानसमितिः).

Ādānasamiti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ādāna and samiti (समिति).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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