Samidh, Samīdh: 10 definitions


Samidh means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Google Books: Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences (Astronomy)

Samidh (समिध्, “faggots”) [=Samidha?] refers to the “items to be offered” to the nine planets (navagraha), according to the grahaśānti (cf. grahayajña) section of the Yājñavalkyasmṛti (1.295-309), preceded by the section called vināyakakalpa (1.271-294), prescribing a rite to be offered to Vināyaka.—[verse 302-303: Faggots to be burned]—These two verses prescribe different faggots [i.e., samidh] to be burned for grahas with offerings of honey, ghee, dadhi, and milk. It is interesting to note that some of the faggots (i.e. parāśa, khadira, pippala, and śamī) mentioned here are also used in the Suśrutasaṃhitā in the context (Uttaratantra chapters 27-37) of curing the diseases caused by grahas, which, in this case, are not planetary. [verse 304-305: Cooked rice (odana) to be offered to grahas]

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

samīdh (समीध्).—f A sacrificial stick.

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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

Samidh (समिध्).—f. (samit or samid in comp.) Wood, fuel; विलापदुःखसमिधो रुदिताश्रुहुताहुतिः (vilāpaduḥkhasamidho ruditāśruhutāhutiḥ) Rām.2.24.6; 6; especially fuel or sacrificial sticks for the sacred fire; समिदाहरणाय प्रस्थिता वयम् (samidāharaṇāya prasthitā vayam) Ś.1; तत्राग्निमाधाय समित्समिद्धम् (tatrāgnimādhāya samitsamiddham) Ku.1.57;5. 33.

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

Samidh (समिध्).—f. (-mit or mid) Fuel, wood, grass, &c. so employed. E. sam together, indhi to kindle or inflame, kvip aff., and the nasal rejected.

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

Samidh (समिध्).—i. e. sam-indh, f. Fuel, wood, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 7, 9; grass, [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 204, 6 (Kuśa).

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

Samidh (समिध्).—[adjective] flaming.

— [feminine] log of wood, fuel; kindling, flaming.

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

1) Samidh (समिध्):—[from sam-indh] mfn. igniting, flaming, burning, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] f. firewood, fuel, a log of wood, faggot, grass etc. employed as fuel (7 Samidhs, or sometimes 3 x 7 are mentioned, as well as 7 Yonis, 7 flames etc.), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

3) [v.s. ...] kindling, flaming, [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] = samid-ādhāna, [???]

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

Samidh (समिध्):—[(d-t)] 5. f. Fuel.

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

Samidh (समिध्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Samihā.

[Sanskrit to German]

Samidh 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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