Samashraya, Samāśraya, Shamashraya: 7 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Samāśraya can be transliterated into English as Samasraya or Samashraya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Samāśraya (समाश्रय) is a Sanskrit technical term, used in warfare, referring to “seeking shelter”. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (See the Nītiprakāśikā 8.85)

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

samāśraya (समाश्रय).—m S Shelter or refuge (as afforded).

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samāśraya (समाश्रय).—

1) Seeking protection or shelter.

2) Refuge, shelter, protection.

3) A place of refuge, asylum, resting or dwelling place.

4) Dwelling, residence.

Derivable forms: samāśrayaḥ (समाश्रयः).

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

Samāśraya (समाश्रय).—m.

(-yaḥ) 1. Protection, refuge. 2. Seeking protection. 3. A dwelling place. E. sam intensitive, āśraya asylum.

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

1) Śamāśraya (शमाश्रय):—[=śa-māśraya] [from śama > śam] m. the having recourse to a tr°anquil life, ibidem

2) Samāśraya (समाश्रय):—[=sam-āśraya] [from samā-śri] m. (ifc. f(ā). ) going together to any one ([especially] for support or shelter), connection with, dependence on, relation to (ifc. = ‘relating to, concerning’; āt, ‘in consequence of. owing to’), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] support, shelter, place of refuge, asylum, [Kāvya literature; Purāṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

4) [v.s. ...] dwelling-place, habitation, home (ifc. = ‘living or dwelling or situated or being in’), [Rāmāyaṇa; Pañcatantra; Kathāsaritsāgara]

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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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