Samadaya, Samādāya: 5 definitions


Samadaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Samadaya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Samādāya (समादाय) refers to “taking along” (companions on a journey) [?], according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.19 (“Kāma’s destruction by Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Naradā: “[...] With pallid face and limbs, the extremely agitated daughter of the king of mountains returned to her palace taking the maids along with her [i.e., samādāyaca samādāya sakhījanam]. Due to the misery on account of the death of her husband, Rati fell down unconscious, as if dead. When she regained consciousness after a while, Rati in her great agitation lamented loudly and said:—[...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samadaya in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

samādāya : (abs.) having accepted.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Samādāya (समादाय).—ger. (= Pali id., as here associated with samādiyati, compare samādatta etc.), adopting, taking on oneself (a religious or moral obligation): °ya vartate Mahāvyutpatti 1633; (daśakuśalāḥ) karmapathāḥ °ya vartitavyāḥ Divyāvadāna 302.19; (daśa) kuśalāṃ karmapathāṃ °ya vartante Mahāvastu i.46.10; similarly ii.77.11; iii.450.8; the mss. of Mahāvastu seem to make a [compound] daśakuśalakarmapatha-samādāya-vartī (stem °tin), living with adoption of the ten moral courses of action, found (in some cases with slight corruptions) in mss. Mahāvastu i.49.3; 193.15; 283.18; 284.3—4; iii.419.1; akuśalān (mss. °lānāṃ, perhaps read so, dependent on dhar- mā?) dharmā °ya vartetsuḥ Mahāvastu i.61.4; pañca śikṣāpadāni °ya vartate (or °ti) Mahāvastu i.211.14; ii.15.13; śīlaṃ °ya var- tadhve Bodhisattvabhūmi 270.19; without expressed object, Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.50.2.

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

Samādāya (समादाय).—Ind. 1. Having taken. 2. Having accepted. E. sam, and āṅ before to give, lyap aff.

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

Samādāya (समादाय):—[=sam-ādāya] [from sam-ādāna > samā-dā] ind. having undertaken, [Divyāvadāna]

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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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