Sambheda, aka: Saṃbheda; 3 Definition(s)


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Pali-English dictionary

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sambheda : (m.) mixing up; confusion.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Sambheda, (saṃ+bheda) mixing up, confusion, contamination D. III, 72; A. I, 51=It. 36; DA. I, 260 (jāti° mixing of caste); Vism. 123 (of colours). (Page 694)

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

Sambheda in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Saṃbheda (संभेद).—

1) Breaking, splitting; becoming loose, falling off; एष सेतुविधरण एषां लोकानामसेभेदाय (eṣa setuvidharaṇa eṣāṃ lokānāmasebhedāya) Bṛ. Up.4.4.22.

2) Union, mixture, combination; आलोकतिमिरसंभेदः (ālokatimirasaṃbhedaḥ) Māl. 1.11; हर्षोद्वेगसंभेद उपनतः (harṣodvegasaṃbheda upanataḥ) Māl.8.

3) Meeting (as of glances).

4) Confluence, junction (of two rivers); नूनं प्राप्ताः स्म संभेदं गङ्गायमुनयोर्वयम् (nūnaṃ prāptāḥ sma saṃbhedaṃ gaṅgāyamunayorvayam) Rām.2.54.6; तदुत्तिष्ठ पारा- सिन्धुसंभेदमवगाह्य नगरीमेव प्रविशावः (taduttiṣṭha pārā- sindhusaṃbhedamavagāhya nagarīmeva praviśāvaḥ); अयमसौ महानद्योः संभेदः (ayamasau mahānadyoḥ saṃbhedaḥ) Māl. 4; मधुमतीसिन्धुसंभेदपावनः (madhumatīsindhusaṃbhedapāvanaḥ) 9; Ms.8.356.

5) Blossoming, opening.

6) Uniformity.

7) Clenching (the fist); मुष्टेरसंभेद इवापवर्गे (muṣṭerasaṃbheda ivāpavarge) Ki.16.2.

8) Revolt, treachery; रिपोः प्रजानां संभेदपीडनं स्वजयाय वै (ripoḥ prajānāṃ saṃbhedapīḍanaṃ svajayāya vai) Śukra.4.36.

Derivable forms: saṃbhedaḥ (संभेदः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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