Samalamb, Samālamb: 3 definitions

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Samalamb means something in 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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samālamb (समालम्ब्).—1 Ā.

1) To lay or catch, hold of, seize; स्वरूपमास्थाय च तां कृतस्मितः समाललम्बे वृषराजकेतनः (svarūpamāsthāya ca tāṃ kṛtasmitaḥ samālalambe vṛṣarājaketanaḥ) Ku.5.84.

2) To rest or depend on, be supported by; to cling or adhere to.

3) To devote or give oneself up to.

4) To assume., maintain.

5) To settle down or abide in.

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

Samālamb (समालम्ब्):—[=sam-ā-√lamb] [Ātmanepada] -lambate, to hang on, cling to ([accusative]), [Mahābhārata; Rājataraṅgiṇī];

—to lean on, depend on, trust to ([accusative]), [Kathāsaritsāgara];

—to take to ([accusative]), [Catalogue(s)];

—to take hold of. seize, grasp, [Kumāra-sambhava; Kathāsaritsāgara];

—to have recourse to, assume, [Rāmāyaṇa; Mṛcchakaṭikā; Bhaṭṭi-kāvya];

—to acquire, obtain, appropriate, [Hitopadeśa] ([varia lectio]);

—to fall to the lot of ([locative case]), [ib.] :

—[Causal] lambayati, to cause to hang or rest, suspend to ([locative case]), [Pañcatantra]

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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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