Samiha, Samīhā: 8 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Samiha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Samīhā (समीहा, “longing”) represents one of the thirteen pratimukhasandhi, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 21. This element is also known as vilāsa (‘amorousness’). Pratimukhasandhi refers to the “segments (sandhi) of the progressing part (pratimukha)” and represents one of the five segments of the plot (itivṛtta or vastu) of a dramatic composition (nāṭaka).

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samīhā (समीहा).—Longing, desire, striving after; स्वार्थे कस्मिन् समीहा पुनरधिकतरे त्वामनार्यं करोति (svārthe kasmin samīhā punaradhikatare tvāmanāryaṃ karoti) Mu.5.19.

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

Samīhā (समीहा).—f.

(-hā) Longing, desire.

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

Samīhā (समीहा).—[feminine] endeavour, wish, desire.

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

Samīhā (समीहा):—[=sam-īhā] [from sam-īh] f. striving after, longing for, wish, desire, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

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

Samīhā (समीहा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Samīhā.

[Sanskrit to German]

Samiha 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

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

2) Samīha (समीह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Sameh.

3) Samīhā (समीहा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Samīhā.

context information

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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