Samhanana, Saṃhanana: 10 definitions



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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Saṃhanana (संहनन):—[saṃhananam] Compactness of body tissues

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Saṃhanana (संहनन) refers to the “six varieties of joints”.—(cf. Samavāyāṅgasūtra 155, p. 150; Sthānāṅgasūtra 494, p. 357.)—

  1. vajrarṣabhanārāca
  2. ṛṣabhanārāca,
  3. nārāca,
  4. ardhanārāca,
  5. kīlika,
  6. sevārta,
Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage of karmas

Saṃhanana (संहनन) refers to “bone-joint karma” and represents one of the various kinds of Nāma, or “physique-making (karmas)”, which represents one of the eight types of Prakṛti-bandha (species bondage): one of the four kinds of bondage (bandha) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra chapter 8. What is meant by bone-joint (saṃhanana) body-making (nāma) karma? The karmas on the rise which the different types of bone-joints in the body get particularity are called bone-joint body-making karma.

How many types of joint (saṃhanana) body-making karma are there? These are of six types, namely:

  1. perfect joint (vajravṛṣabhanārāca or vajrarṣabhanārāca),
  2. the less perfect joint (vajranārāca),
  3. inferior joint (nārāca),
  4. weak joint (ardhanārāca),
  5. very weak joint (kīlaka),
  6. fragile joint (asaṃprāptasṛpāṭikā).
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃhanana (संहनन).—

1) Compactness, firmness; तत्कार्मुकं संहननोपपन्नम् (tatkārmukaṃ saṃhananopapannam) Mb.1.187.18; Bhāg.5.2.21.

2) The body, person; न चाद्भुतमहावीर्यो वज्रसंहननो युवा (na cādbhutamahāvīryo vajrasaṃhanano yuvā) Mb.1.68.11; अमृता- ध्मातजीमूतस्निग्धसंहननस्य ते (amṛtā- dhmātajīmūtasnigdhasaṃhananasya te) U.6.21; Mv.2.46; घनसंहननो युवा (ghanasaṃhanano yuvā) Śiva B.22.48.

3) Strength; see संहति (saṃhati) also.

4) Rubbing the limbs.

5) Killing.

6) Agreement.

7) Connection.

Derivable forms: saṃhananam (संहननम्).

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

Saṃhanana (संहनन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. The body. 2. Rubbing the limbs. E. sam before han to strike or hurt, aff. lyuṭ .

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

Saṃhanana (संहनन).—i. e. sam-han + ana, I. m. A destroyer, a conqueror, Mahābhārata 3, 13300. Ii. n. 1. Rubbing the body. 2. Compactness, inflexibility, Mahābhārata 1, 7022. 3. Strength. 4. Body, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 152, 12. 5. Agreement, Mahābhārata 12, 2420.

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

Saṃhanana (संहनन).—[adjective] compact, firm, solid; [neuter] striking together, compactness, firmness (lit. & [figuratively]), solidity, a firm or solid stature, body i.[grammar]

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

1) Saṃhanana (संहनन):—[=saṃ-hanana] [from saṃ-han] mfn. compact, solid, firm, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] making compact or solid, [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] striking together, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

4) [v.s. ...] killing, destroying, a destroyer, [ib.]

5) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Manasyu, [Mahābhārata]

6) [v.s. ...] n. the act of striking together, [Suśruta]

7) [v.s. ...] hardening, [ib.]

8) [v.s. ...] solidity, compactness, robustness, strength, muscularity, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

9) [v.s. ...] firmness, steadfastness, [Śīlāṅka]

10) [v.s. ...] junction, connection (in a-s), [Nīlakaṇṭha]

11) [v.s. ...] agreement, harmony, [Mahābhārata]

12) [v.s. ...] the body (as having the limbs well compacted), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

13) [v.s. ...] a mail-coat (?), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

14) [v.s. ...] rubbing the limbs, [Horace H. Wilson]

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