Samcayana, Saṃcayana: 5 definitions



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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃcayana (संचयन).—

1) Gathering, collecting.

2) Collecting the ashes and bones of a body after it has been burnt.

Derivable forms: saṃcayanam (संचयनम्).

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

Saṃcayana (संचयन).—i. e. sam-ci + ana, n. 1. Gathering up, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 59; putting together, [Pañcatantra] 244, 2. 2. Collecting the ashes and bones of a body which has been burned.

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

Saṃcayana (संचयन).—[neuter] collecting.

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

Saṃcayana (संचयन):—[=saṃ-cayana] [from saṃ-caya > saṃ-ci] n. the act of piling or heaping together, heaping up, gathering, collecting ([especially] the ashes or bones of a body lately burnt See asthi-s), [Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra; Manu-smṛti etc.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Saṃcayana (संचयन):—(wie eben) n. das Sammeln: der Todtengebeine [ĀŚV. GṚHY. 4, 5, 1.] [Śāṅkhāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 4, 15, 10.] [Kātyāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 25, 8, 1. 7. 13, 46.] [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 5, 59. 68.] [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 35, 43. fg.] dhana, yaśaḥ [Spr. (II) 7555.]

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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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