Samalambha, Samālambha: 5 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samālambha (समालम्भ).—

1) Taking hold of, seizing.

2) Seizing a victim for sacrifice.

3) Smearing the body with unguents or coloured cosmetics; गोरोचनासमालम्भो वचाहस्तश्च यो भवेत् (gorocanāsamālambho vacāhastaśca yo bhavet) Mb.13.131.8. मङ्गलसमालम्भनं विरचयावः (maṅgalasamālambhanaṃ viracayāvaḥ) Ś.4.

Derivable forms: samālambhaḥ (समालम्भः).

See also (synonyms): samālambhana.

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

Samālambha (समालम्भ).—m.

(-mbhaḥ) 1. Smearing the body with coloured perfumes, as with saffron, sandal, &c. 2. Seizing, (as a victim for sacrifice.) E. sam and āṅ before labhi to sound, aff. ac; also with lyuṭ aff. samālambhana .

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

Samālambha (समालम्भ).—m., and

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

Samālambha (समालम्भ).—[masculine] seizing, killing (a victim for sacrifice).

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

1) Samālambha (समालम्भ):—[=sam-ālambha] [from samā-labh] m. taking hold of seizing a victim (for sacrifice), [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] unguent (ifc. - ‘anointed with’), [ib.],

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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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