Samidha, Samidhā: 10 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Samidha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Samidha (समिध) refers to “fire-wood” used thoughout various ceremonies and rituals in Śaivism.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Samidhā, (f.) (fr. saṃ+idh; see indhana) fuel, firewood SnA 174. (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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

samīdha (समीध).—f ē (samidh S) A stick of a span in length, of Butea frondosa, Mimosa catechu, and other pure trees (to be used in kindling sacrificial or sacred fire).

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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

Samidha (समिध).—

1) Fire.

2) Fuel.

Derivable forms: samidhaḥ (समिधः).

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

Samidhā (समिधा).—(extension of Sanskrit samidh; = Pali id.), firewood: °dhānām Divyāvadāna 70.6 (mss., ed. em. samidhām); °dhā-hāraka- 487.14 ff.

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

Samidha (समिध).—m.

(-dhaḥ) Agni or fire, sam, and indh to kindle, aff. ka .

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

1) Samidha (समिध):—[from samidh > sam-indh] (ifc.) = samidh, fuel, wood, [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. fire, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Samidhā (समिधा):—[from samidha > samidh > sam-indh] f. an oblation to fuel or firewood, [Gṛhyāsaṃgraha]

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

Samidha (समिध):—(dhaḥ) 1. m. Agni or fire.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Samidha (समिध):—m.

1) Feuer [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 1, 1, 67.] —

2) am Ende eines adj. comp. = samidh Brennholz: vilāpaduḥkha [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 24, 6.]

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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

Samidhā (समिधा):—(nf) sacrificial firewood; an oblation to fuel or firewood.

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