Samanita, Samānīta: 8 definitions


Samanita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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»] — Samanita in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Samānīta (समानीत) refers to “bringing one somewhere” [?] and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.12.—Accordingly, as Himācala (i.e., Himālaya) said to Śiva: “O lord, my daughter who is eager to serve you, the moon-crested lord, I have brought here [i.e., samānīta] with a desire to propitiate you. Let her serve you, the benefactor, for ever, along with two of her maids. O lord, if you wish to bless me, please permit her. [...]”.

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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

[«previous next»] — Samanita in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

samānīta : (pp. of samāneti) brought together; compared; calculated.

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

Samānīta, (pp. of samāneti) brought home, settled Miln. 349. (Page 685)

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samānīta (समानीत).—p. p. Assembled, brought together.

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

Samānita (समानित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Taken, led, conducted. E. sam and āṅ before ṇī to take, kta aff.

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

Samānīta (समानीत):—[=sam-ānīta] [from samā-nī] mfn. brought together or near, brought, conducted, convoked, assembled, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

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

Samānita (समानित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Brought.

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

Samānīta (समानीत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Samāṇia.

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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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