Samalamba, Sama-lamba: 3 definitions


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In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Samalamba (समलम्ब).—(or samānalamba) A quadrilateral with the altitudes equal; trapezium. Note: Sama-lamba is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samalamba (समलम्ब).—a trapezoid.

Derivable forms: samalambaḥ (समलम्बः), samalambam (समलम्बम्).

Samalamba is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sama and lamba (लम्ब).

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

1) Samalamba (समलम्ब):—[=sama-lamba] [from sama] mfn. having equal perpendiculars

2) [v.s. ...] m. or n. (?) a trapezoid, [Colebrooke]

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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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