Samanantara, Samanamtara: 10 definitions

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

[«previous next»] — Samanantara in Purana glossary
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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Samanantara in Mahayana glossary
Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Samanantara (समनन्तर) refers to “immediately after” (the uttering of a spell), according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [After the Bhagavān taught the Heart-Mantra to Vajrapāṇi]: “Immediately after (samanantara) the Bhagavān had uttered this spell, the destroyer of all Nāgas and all malefactors and calamities, all the great Nāgas got headaches, their bodies became putrid, stinking and foul-smelling. They fell at the feet of the Bhagavān and said, “O Bhagavān, extremely dreadful mantrapadas have been uttered. [...]’”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samanantara in Pali glossary
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

[«previous next»] — Samanantara in Marathi glossary
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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samanantara in Sanskrit glossary
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 —°).

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

Samanantara (समनन्तर):—[=sam-anantara] mf(ā)n. immediately contiguous to or following ([ablative] or [genitive case]; yaccātra sam-anantaram, ‘and what is immediately connected with it’), [Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

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Samanantara in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samanantara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Samanaṃtara (ಸಮನಂತರ):—[noun] a later or following time or moment.

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Samānāṃtara (ಸಮಾನಾಂತರ):—[noun] equal distance; equidistance.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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