Samapana, Samāpana, Samāpanā: 8 definitions


Samapana 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

samāpana : (nt.) instigation.

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

samāpana (समापन).—n S Completing, concluding, finishing.

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

samāpana (समापन).—n Completing, finishing.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samāpana (समापन).—

1) Completion, conclusion, bringing to an end; आदिष्टी नोदकं कुर्यादा व्रतस्य समापनात् (ādiṣṭī nodakaṃ kuryādā vratasya samāpanāt) Ms.5.88.

2) Acquisition.

3) Killing, destroying.

4) A section. chapter.

5) Profound meditation.

Derivable forms: samāpanam (समापनम्).

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Samāpanā (समापना).—Highest degree, perfection; द्रव्यत्यागे तु कर्माणि भोगत्यागे व्रतान्यपि । सुखत्यागे तपोयोगं सर्वत्यागे समापना (dravyatyāge tu karmāṇi bhogatyāge vratānyapi | sukhatyāge tapoyogaṃ sarvatyāge samāpanā) || Mb.12.219.18.

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

Samāpana (समापन).—n.

(-naṃ) Conclusion, completion, finish. 2. A section, a chapter, a division. 3. Killing, destroying. 4. Profound meditation. 5. Gain, acquisition. E. sam with, together with, āp to obtain, aff. lyuṭ .

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

Samāpana (समापन).—[sam-āp + ana], n. 1. Conclusion, completion, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 88. 2. A section, a chapter. 3. Profound meditation. 4. Acquisition. 5. Killing.

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

1) Samāpana (समापन):—[=sam-āpana] [from sam-āpa > sam-āp] mfn. (in some meanings [from] [Causal]) accomplishing, completing, concluding, [Kauśika-sūtra; Mahābhārata]

2) Samāpanā (समापना):—[=sam-āpanā] [from sam-āpana > sam-āpa > sam-āp] f. highest degree, perfection, [Mahābhārata]

3) Samāpana (समापन):—[=sam-āpana] [from sam-āpa > sam-āp] n. the act of causing to complete or completing, completion, conclusion, [Brāhmaṇa; Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra; Manu-smṛti] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] coming to an end, dissolution, destruction (of the body), [Mahābhārata]

5) [v.s. ...] section, chapter, division (of a book), [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] profound meditation (= samādhāna), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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