Samam, Samaṃ, Shamam: 10 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Samam means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Samam.—(LP), ‘in the same way as’. Note: samam 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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

samaṃ : (adv.) evenly; equally. || sāmaṃ (ind.), oneself; by oneself.

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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

Sāmam (सामम्).—indecl. pron. (= Pali sāmaṃ; in meaning = Sanskrit svayam; see sāmato and svāmam, °ma), self, one- self: na…Ghaṭikāro kumbhakāro sāmaṃ (mss. somaṃ, so me) pṛthivīṃ khanati Mahāvastu i.326.19 (prose); sāmaṃ (mss. somaṃ) gṛhīto yatha kṛṣṇasarpo ii.81.7 (verse); tataḥ sāmaṃ (so 1 ms.; v.l. smenaṃ)…ācikṣiṣyāmi iii.74.7 (prose); sāmaṃ (so 1 ms., v.l. somaṃ) ca…lokam… buddhacakṣuṣābhivilokayanto 317.19 (prose); in these the form seems fairly sure, tho by em. in the first two; much less clear are Senart's ems. in i.100.5 and 220.11 (here read cāsya with mss.).

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

Samam (समम्).—Ind. With, together with. E. ṣam to be confused or unconfused, aff. ac; or sama—amu .

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

1) Śāmam (शामम्):—[from śāma] See √1. śam.

2) Samam (समम्):—[from sama] a ind. in like manner, alike, equally, similarly, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

3) [v.s. ...] together with or at the same time with or in accordance with ([instrumental case] or [compound]), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] just, exactly, precisely, [Manu-smṛti; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] honestly, fairly, [Rāmāyaṇa]

6) 1. samam etc. See 2. sama, p.1152.

7) [=sam-am] 2. sam-√am [Ātmanepada] -amate, to ask eagerly, solicit, win over, [Ṛg-veda];

—to fix or settle firmly, [ib.];

—to ally or connect one’s self with, [Atharva-veda]

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

Samam (समम्):—prep. With; together with.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Samam (समम्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Samaṃ.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Samāṃ (समां):—(nm) occasion; weather; gaiety; finery; spectacle, —[baṃdhanā] to be bound by a spell, a spell-binding performance to be occasioned; —[badala jānā] things to undergo a change; —[bāṃdhanā] to spell-bind, to occasion a fascinating spectacle or performance; —[vālā] spell-binding.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Samaṃ (समं) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Samam.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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