Samanantara: 7 definitions


Samanantara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Samanantara (समनन्तर).—His wife was Kriyā. Father of Agnis called Purīṣyas.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 18. 4.
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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

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

samanantara : (adj.) immediate; nearest. || samanantarā (adv.) just after.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Samanantara, (adj.) (saṃ+anantara) immediate; usually in Abl. (as adv.); samanantarā immediately, after, just after D. II, 156; Vin. I, 56; rattibhāga-samanantare at midnight J. I, 101.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

samānāntara (समानांतर).—a (S) Of the same interval, parallel: also of the same distance from: also of the same degree or character of distance. samānāntararēṣā f pl (Modern formation.) Parallel lines.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

samānāntara (समानांतर).—a Parallel-rēkhā &c.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Samanantara (समनन्तर).—[adjective] immediately adjoining, nearest to ([ablative] or [genetive]); [neuter] (& °—) immediately behind or after ([ablative], [genetive], or —°).

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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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