Sahitya, Sāhitya: 12 definitions



Sahitya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Sahity.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Sāhitya.—cf. sāhitī-vidyā. Note: sāhitya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sāhitya (साहित्य).—n (S) Materials, implements, tools, apparatus, furniture, gear; the means generally (whether of matter or of instrument) required for the production, formation, or performance of a thing or an act. 2 Companionship, fellowship: also connection, consociation, combination, confederation. 3 A covert name for Oil on certain seasons or occasions, esp. at dawn.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

sāhitya (साहित्य).—n Materials. Fellowship; connec- tion. Literature. sāhītyasammalēna Literary conference.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sāhitya (साहित्य).—

1) Association, fellowship, combination, society.

2) Literary or rhetorical composition; साहित्य- संगीतकलाविहीनः साक्षात् पशुः पुच्छविषाणहीनः (sāhitya- saṃgītakalāvihīnaḥ sākṣāt paśuḥ pucchaviṣāṇahīnaḥ) Bh.2.12.

3) The science of rhetoric, art of poetry; साहित्यपाथोनिधिमन्थनोत्थं कर्णामृतं रक्षत हे कवीन्द्राः (sāhityapāthonidhimanthanotthaṃ karṇāmṛtaṃ rakṣata he kavīndrāḥ) Vikr.1.11; साहित्यदर्पणम् (sāhityadarpaṇam) &c.

4) A collection of materials for the production or performance of anything (a doubtful sense).

5) Agreement, harmony.

Derivable forms: sāhityam (साहित्यम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sāhitya (साहित्य).—nf. (-tya-tī) Society, association, connection, combination. n.

(-tyaṃ) Poetry, belles-lettres, literary composition. E. sahita with, together with, aff. ṣyañ .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sāhitya (साहित्य).—i. e. sahita + ya, I. n., and f. hiti, Society, connexion, combination. Ii. n. Poetry, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 3250.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sāhitya (साहित्य).—[neuter] conjunction, association; literary composition, poetry.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Sāhitya (साहित्य) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—and sāhityagrantha alaṃk. B. 3, 58. Two useless entries.

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

1) Sāhitya (साहित्य):—n. ([from] sahita) association, connection, society, combination, union with ([instrumental case] or [compound]; yena ind. ‘in combination with, together with’), [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra; Kapila; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) agreement, harmony, [Prabodha-candrodaya]

3) literary or rhetorical composition, rhetoric, poetry, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa; Catalogue(s)]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sāhitya (साहित्य):—[(tyaṃ-tī)] 1. n. 3. f. Society, association. n. Literature.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Sāhitya (साहित्य):—(von sahita) n.

1) das Verbundensein, Zusammensein, Verbindung: strībhiḥ u. s. w. ekārthacaryāṃ sāhityaṃ saṃsargaṃ ca vivarjayet [KĀM. NĪTIS. 5, 32.] [Kapila 1, 136.] Comm. zu [112.] [DĀYABH. 35, 14.] [Kullūka] zu [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 3, 211. 5, 20.] Comm. zu [Kātyāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 88, 1. 91, 19.] [Scholiast] zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 1, 4, 85.] so v. a. das Zusammenstimmen, Uebereinstimmung [Prabodhacandrodaja 87, 1.] sāhityena zusammen, vereint [Sāhityadarpana 335, 2.] Comm. zu [Kātyāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 90, 14.] —

2) rhetorische Composition, Dichtkunst [Spr. (II) 7037.] [Sāhityadarpana.8,11.] [Oxforder Handschriften 122,a,35. 139,a,14. 196,b,21.] sāhityācārya [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 643] am Anf.

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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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