Samiddha: 11 definitions


Samiddha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Samiddha. King of Ceylon (Varadipa) in the time of Konagamana Buddha. His capital was Vaddhamana. Mhv.xv.117; Dpv.xv.48; xvii.7; Sp.i.86.

2. Samiddha. Brother of Jayanta, king of Ceylon (Mandadipa). It was war between the brothers that brought Kassapa Buddha to Ceylon. MT. 356.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Samiddha (समिद्ध) is the son of Nāgasena: an ancient king from the Solar dynasty (sūryavaṃśa) and a descendant of Mahāsaṃmata, according to the Mahābuddhavaṃsa or Maha Buddhavamsa (the great chronicle of Buddhas) Anudīpanī chapter 1, compiled by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw. Dhammasena’s son was King Nāgasena. Nāgasena’ s son was King Samiddha. Samiddha’s son was King Disampati.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Samiddha (समिद्ध) is the Prakrit name of a Yakṣa chief, obiedient to Vaiśramaṇa (god of wealth, also known as Kubera), according to the Bhagavatī-sūtra, also known as The Vyākhyāprajñapti (“Exposition of Explanations”). The Bhagavatī-sūtra is the largest of twelve Jain āgamas and was composed by Sudharmāsvāmī in the 6th century.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

samiddha : (pp. of samijjhati) succeeded; prospered; taken effect; successful.

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

Samiddha, (pp. of samijjhati) 1. succeeded, successful Vin. I, 37; Bu II. 4=J. I, 3; Miln. 331.—2. rich, magnificent J. VI, 393; J. III, 14; samiddhena (adv.) successfully J. VI, 314. (Page 686)

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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

Samiddha (समिद्ध).—p. p.

1) Lighted up, kindled.

2) Set on fire.

3) Inflamed, excited.

4) Full, complete.

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

Samiddha (समिद्ध).—mfn.

(-ddhaḥ-ddhā-ddhaṃ) Lighted, kindled, set alight or on fire. E. sam before indh to kindle, kta aff.

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

1) Samiddha (समिद्ध):—[=sam-iddha] 1. sam-iddha mfn. (for 2. See [column]3), Prākṛt for sam-ṛddha, perfect, full, complete, [Hiraṇyakeśin-gṛhya-sūtra]

2) [=sam-iddha] [from sam-indh] 2. sam-iddha mfn. (for 1. See [column]2) set alight or on fire, lighted, kindled, ignited, inflamed, [Ṛg-veda]; etc.

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

Samiddha (समिद्ध):—[(ddhaḥ-ddhā-ddhaṃ) p.] Kindled.

[Sanskrit to German]

Samiddha 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Samiddha (समिद्ध) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Samṛddha.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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