Samhati, Saṃhati: 12 definitions


Samhati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Sanhati.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Saṃhati (संहति) refers to the “destruction (of the Gods)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.3 (“The virtues of the three cities—Tripura).—Accordingly, as the Gods said to Viṣṇu: “How are we to go about our activities. How can our misery be dispelled? How can we be happy? How are we to remain firm? As long as the Tripuras are alive, how can we observe virtuous activities? All the residents of the three cities give troubles to us. What else can we say to you? Either the annihilation of the Tripuras shall be made or the untimely destruction of the gods (deva-saṃhati) shall be proceeded with”

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

saṃhati (संहति).—f S Reduction into its primitive state (of the universe). Hence Extinction or destruction utterly. Also collectedness; abridgedness &c. See saṃhāra, from which form this differs first, in its expressing, not act and state, but state only; secondly, in its being pure Sanskrit.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

saṃhati (संहति).—f Organisation. Union.

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saṃhati (संहति).—f Extinction. Collectedness.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃhati (संहति).—f.

1) Firm or close contact, close union; पयोधरोत्सेधविशीर्णसंहतिः (payodharotsedhaviśīrṇasaṃhatiḥ) Kumārasambhava 5.8.

2) Union, combination; संहतिः कार्यसाधिका (saṃhatiḥ kāryasādhikā); संहतिःश्रेयसी पुंसाम् (saṃhatiḥśreyasī puṃsām) H.1.32-33; cf. 'Union is strength'.

3) Compactness, firmness, solidity.

4) Bulk, mass; गुरुतां नयन्ति हि गुणा न संहतिः (gurutāṃ nayanti hi guṇā na saṃhatiḥ) Kirātārjunīya 12.1.

5) Agreement, harmony.

6) A collection, heap, assemblage, multitude; वनान्यवाञ्चीव चकार संहतिः (vanānyavāñcīva cakāra saṃhatiḥ) Kirātārjunīya 14.34,27; 3.2;5.4; Mu.3.2.

7) Strength.

8) The body.

9) A seam.

1) Thickening, swelling.

Derivable forms: saṃhatiḥ (संहतिः).

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

Saṃhati (संहति).—f.

(-tiḥ) 1. Assemblage, collection, heap, number, host, multitude, &c. 2. Combination, joint effort. 3. Union, junction. 4. Compactness. 5. Strength. 6. The body. 7. Agreement. E. sam together, han to strike or hurt, aff. ktin .

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

Saṃhati (संहति).—i. e. sam-han + ti, f. 1. Combination, [Hitopadeśa] i. [distich] 34. M.M.; union, agreement, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 247 (at the end of a comp. adj.). 2. Assemblage, heap, multitude, [Kirātārjunīya] 5, 4; bulk, 12, 10. 3. Compactness.

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

Saṃhati (संहति).—[feminine] striking or clasping together, closing tight ([intransitive]); union or conjunction with ([instrumental]); seam, suture; compactness, firmness, solidity, [especially] of the body; bulk, heap, mass, plenty, abundance.

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

1) Saṃhati (संहति):—[from saṃ-han] f. striking together, closure, [Kāvya literature; Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā]

2) [v.s. ...] compactness, solidity, [Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

3) [v.s. ...] thickening, swelling, [Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā]

4) [v.s. ...] keeping together, saving, economy, [Kāvya literature]

5) [v.s. ...] firm union or alliance, junction, joint effort, close contact or connection with ([instrumental case]), [Kāvya literature; Purāṇa; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

6) [v.s. ...] a seam, [Kumāra-sambhava]

7) [v.s. ...] a compact mass, bulk, heap, collection, multitude, [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara] and [Calcutta edition]

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

Saṃhati (संहति):—(tiḥ) 2. f. Assemblage; combination; junction; compactness.

[Sanskrit to German]

Samhati in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Saṃhati (संहति) [Also spelled sanhati]:—(nf) a mass; system; compactness; ~[vāda] syncrotism.

2) Saṃhati (संहति) [Also spelled sanhati]:—(a) gathered, accumulated; heaped up; mixed; uninterrupted; ~[ti] accumulation; mixing; uninterruptedness.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saṃhati (ಸಂಹತಿ):—

1) [noun] the quality or state of being closely and firmly packed or put together; compactness.

2) [noun] a close contact; a connection.

3) [noun] that which is closely and firmly situated, put togther.

4) [noun] things piled up; a heap.

5) [noun] a great number of people gathered together; crowd; throng; multitude.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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