Samgrah, Saṃgrah: 3 definitions


Samgrah means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃgrah (संग्रह्).—9 U.

1) To collect, gather, accumulate, hoard; संगृह्य धनम्, पाशान् (saṃgṛhya dhanam, pāśān) &c.

2) To receive kindly.

3) To curb, restrain, check, control, rein in (as horses).

4) To unstring (as a bow).

5) To grasp, lay hold of.

6) To take, receive, accept.

7) To conceive, understand.

8) To contract, abridge, narrow.

9) To encou rage, support, favour.

1) To seize upon, attack (as an illness).

11) To include, comprise, contain.

12) To close, shut (as the mouth).

13) To concentrate.

14) To constrain, force; तैस्तैरुपायैः संगृह्य दापयेदधमर्णिकम् (taistairupāyaiḥ saṃgṛhya dāpayedadhamarṇikam) Ms. 8.48.

15) To marry.

16) To mention, name.

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

Saṃgrah (संग्रह्):—[=saṃ-√grah] (or √grabh) [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -gṛhṇāti, -gṛhṇīte ([Vedic or Veda] generally -gṛbhṇāti, -gṛbhṇīte), to seize or hold together, take or lay hold of. grab, grasp, gripe, clasp, clench, snatch, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.;

—to take, receive (kindly or hospitably), encourage, support, favour, protect, [Hitopadeśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa];

—to seize on, attack (as an illness), [Mahābhārata];

—to apprehend, conceive, understand, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa];

—to carry off, [ib.] etc.;

—to gather together, assemble, collect, compile, [ib.] etc.;

—to include, comprehend, contain, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Patañjali];

—to draw together, contract, make narrower, abridge, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa];

—to draw together (a bow in order to unstring it), [Mahābhārata];

—to hold in, restrain, check, govern, [Mahābhārata];

—to constrain, force, [Manu-smṛti viii, 48];

—to keep together, close, shut (as the mouth), [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra];

—to concentrate (the mind), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa];

—to take in marriage, marry, [ib.];

—to mention, name, [ib.];

— [Causal] -grāhayati, to cause to grasp or take hold of or receive or comprehend or understand, impart, communicate (with [accusative] of thing and [accusative] or [dative case] of person), [Caraka; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] :—[Desiderative] jighṛkṣati, to wish to take hold of etc.;

—to wish to collect, [Mahābhārata];

—to wish to take in marriage, desire to marry, [Daśakumāra-carita]

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

Saṃgrah (संग्रह्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Saṃgaha.

context information

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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