Samici, Samīcī, Sāmīcī, Sāmīci: 11 definitions



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Alternative spellings of this word include Samichi.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Samīcī (समीची).—A celestial maid. She was the companion of the celestial maid Vargā. (For further details see under Vargā).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Samīcī (समीची).—An Apsaras in the Sabhā of Hiraṇyakaśipu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 161. 74.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Samīcī (समीची)—One of the five Apsarās (beautiful heavenly dancing girls) who were sent by Indra to break the severe austerity of a saintly person called Acyuta ṛṣi.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sāmīci : (f.) proper course; friendly treatment.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Sāmīcī, & sāmīci° (f.) (fr. sammā2=Vedic samyac, of which pl. Nom. f. samīcīḥ frequent in R. V, ) right, proper course Vin. III, 246; D. II, 104; A. II, 56, 65; S. V, 261, 343; Miln. 8; DhA. I, 57.

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Samīcī, D. II, 94: see sāmīcī. (Page 687)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samīcī (समीची).—

1) A doe.

2) Praise.

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Sāmīcī (सामीची).—

1) Praise, eulogium.

2) Decency, politeness.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Sāmīcī (सामीची).—(= Pali id., mgs. 1 and 2; Sanskrit Lex. = vandanā; to weak stem of samyañc plus -a, f. ī, with vṛddhi), (1) propriety of conduct, conformity to the ideal (compare Pali Vin. iv.142.20, = anudhammatā): °cī-pratipanna Mahāvyutpatti 1123 (Tibetan mthun pa, harmonize, be suitable, be wished for, desirable); Asaṅga (Mahāyāna-sūtrālaṃkāra) xiii.1, commentary; iyaṃ tatra °cī [Prātimokṣasūtra des Sarvāstivādins] 488.3, this is the proper procedure in this case (so Chin.); bhikṣuṇī…śikṣāsāmīcīṃ samāpannā Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 24a.5, having attained to propriety in the moral precepts; (2) usually, homage, respectful behavior, payment of respects: Mahāvyutpatti 1768, among synonyms of mānanā, = Tibetan ḥdud pa (and others); °cī-karaṇīyaḥ Mahāvyutpatti 1771 = Tibetan phyag bya baḥi ḥos su gyur ba, become worthy of having salutation made; bodhi- sattvānāṃ °cīṃ kṛtvā Bodhisattvabhūmi 153.8 (here text °ciṃ); 154.19; [Page592-b+ 71] 155.20 (here text °cī-kṛtvā); °cīṃ kārayitvā Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 10a.4; °cī-karman (= Pali °cī-kamma), payment of respects, Bodhisattvabhūmi 239.23; 254.8; 378.9; Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 6a.1; °cīm upadarśayantaṃ Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 28b.5; in Divyāvadāna 624.21 (verse, printed as prose) read labhate na ca sāmīcīṃ (ed. with mss. sāmītīṃ, note suggests samitiṃ, wrongly); (3) consultation, arrangement, agreement: Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.103.2 °ciḥ (Tibetan gros).

Sāmīcī can also be spelled as Sāmīci (सामीचि).

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

Sāmīcī (सामीची).—f. (-cī) Praise, panegyric.

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

1) Samīcī (समीची):—[=sam-īcī] [from samy-añc] a f. praise, eulogy, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] a doe, [Uṇādi-sūtra iv, 92 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a divine female, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] of an Apsaras, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

5) [from samīca > samy-añc] b f. See samy-añc above.

6) Sāmīcī (सामीची):—f. ([from] samyañc) praise, panegyric (= vandanā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) decency, politeness, civility, [Mahā-vyutpatti]

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

Sāmīcī (सामीची):—(cī) 3. f. praise, panegyric.

[Sanskrit to 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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