Bhashasamiti, Bhāṣāsamiti, Bhasha-samiti: 6 definitions


Bhashasamiti means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Bhāṣāsamiti can be transliterated into English as Bhasasamiti or Bhashasamiti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Bhāṣāsamiti (भाषासमिति) or simply Bhāṣā refers to “the care not to injure any one by speech”, and represents one of the five Samiti (“five kinds of carefulness”), according to chapter 1.1 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.—Accordingly, in the sermon of Sūri Dharmaghoṣa:—“[...] the gift of supporting dharma (dharmopagrahadāna) is five-fold: purity of giver, receiver, gift, time, and thought. [... ] That gift would have purity of receiver, whose receiver is such a man [who] observes the five kinds of carefulness (samiti) [viz., bhāṣāsamiti], [...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhashasamiti in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhāṣāsamiti (भाषासमिति).—f. (with Jainas) moderation in speech.

Derivable forms: bhāṣāsamitiḥ (भाषासमितिः).

Bhāṣāsamiti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhāṣā and samiti (समिति).

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

Bhāṣāsamiti (भाषासमिति):—[=bhāṣā-samiti] [from bhāṣā > bhāṣ] f. (with Jainas) moderation in speech, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

[Sanskrit to German]

Bhashasamiti 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhāṣāsamiti (ಭಾಷಾಸಮಿತಿ):—[noun] (jain.) a refraining from using coarse, insulting, abusive language (as a religious vow).

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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