Samhitapatha, Samhita-patha, Saṃhitāpāṭha: 4 definitions



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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

[«previous next»] — Samhitapatha in Vyakarana glossary
Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Saṃhitāpāṭha (संहितापाठ).—The running text or the original text of the four Vedas as originally composed. This text, which was the original one, was split up into its constituent padas or separate words by ancient sages शौनक, आत्रेय (śaunaka, ātreya) and others,with a view to facilitating the understanding of it, and consequently to preserving it in the oral tradition.The original was called मूलप्रकृति (mūlaprakṛti) of which the पदपाठ (padapāṭha) and the क्रमपाठ (kramapāṭha) which were comparatively older than the other artificial recitations such as the जटापाठ, घनपाठ (jaṭāpāṭha, ghanapāṭha) and others, are found mentioned in the Pratisakhya works.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samhitapatha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃhitāpāṭha (संहितापाठ).—the continuous text of the Veda (opp. padapāṭha q. v.).

Derivable forms: saṃhitāpāṭhaḥ (संहितापाठः).

Saṃhitāpāṭha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms saṃhitā and pāṭha (पाठ).

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

Saṃhitāpāṭha (संहितापाठ).—[masculine] the continuous text of the Veda (cf. [preceding]).

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

Saṃhitāpāṭha (संहितापाठ):—[=saṃ-hitā-pāṭha] [from saṃ-hitā > saṃ-hita] m. the continuous text of the Veda (as formed out of the Pada-pāṭha q.v.), [Patañjali [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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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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