Samira, Samīra, Shamira, Śamīra, Śamira: 16 definitions
Samira means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, biology. 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.
The Sanskrit terms Śamīra and Śamira can be transliterated into English as Samira or Shamira, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Yoga (school of philosophy)Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch
Samīra (समीर) refers to the “vital airs”, according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “I shall speak of the highest knowledge by which the highest reality becomes manifest and, as a result of which, all bondage beginning with the snare of hope is cut away. In the Cakras, such as Mūlādhāra, in the pathways [of vitality], such as Suṣumnā, and in the vital airs (samīra), such as Prāṇa, the highest reality is not located. [...]”.
Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).
Biology (plants and animals)Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)
Samira in India is the name of a plant defined with Prosopis cineraria in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Adenanthera aculeata (Roxb.) W. Hunter (among others).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Journal of the Arnold Arboretum (1976)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Darwiniana (1940)
· Species Plantarum (1762)
· Mantissa Plantarum (1767)
· Botanical Exchange Club and Society of the British Isles (Report) (1914)
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Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Samīra, (fr. saṃ+īr) air, wind Dāvs. IV, 40. (Page 687)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
samīra (समीर).—m S Air or wind.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
samīra (समीर).—m Air or wind.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Śamīra (शमीर) or Śamira (शमिर).—A small variety of the Śamī tree.
Derivable forms: śamīraḥ (शमीरः), śamiraḥ (शमिरः).
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Derivable forms: samiraḥ (समिरः).
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1) Air, wind; धीरसमीरे यमुनातीरे (dhīrasamīre yamunātīre) Gītagovinda 5.
2) The Śamī tree.
Derivable forms: samīraḥ (समीरः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ) A variety of the Sami tree. E. śamī the Sami tree, rā to get, (to resemble,) aff. ka, and the vowel made short; also śamīra .
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(-raḥ) A small variety of the Mimosa Suma. E. śamī the Sami tree, and ra aff. of diminution; also sometimes read śamira .
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(-raḥ) Wind, air. E. sam, with, īr to go, aff. ka, and the vowel made short; also samīra .
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(-raḥ) Air, wind. E. sam every way, īr to go, aff. ac .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Samira (समिर).—see samīra.
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Samīra (समीर).—i. e. sam [Pagê14-b+ 41] -īr + a, m. Air, wind, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 8, 24, 36; [Prabodhacandrodaya, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 80, 3.
Samīra can also be spelled as Samira (समिर).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Samīra (समीर).—[masculine] wind, air (also in the body).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śamira (शमिर):—[from śam] m. (cf. śamīra) a small variety of the Śamī tree, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) Śamīra (शमीर):—[from śam] m. = śamira, [Pāṇini 5-3, 88.]
3) Samira (समिर):—[=sam-ira] m. = sam-īra, wind, air (See sam-√īr), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] Name of Śiva, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) Samīra (समीर):—[=sam-īra] [from sam-īr] m. air, breeze, wind (also of the body See below), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.
6) [v.s. ...] the god of wind, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) [v.s. ...] the Śamī tree, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
8) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a people, [Mahābhārata]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śamira (शमिर):—(raḥ) 1. m. A variety of the Shami tree or mimosa.
2) Śamīra (शमीर):—(raḥ) 1. m. A small variety of the Momosa suma.
3) Samira (समिर):—(raḥ) 1. m. Wind, air.
4) Samīra (समीर):—[samī+ra] (raḥ) 1. m. Air, wind.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Samīra (समीर) [Also spelled samir]:—(nf) air, breeze; ~[ṇa] air, breeze.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Samira (समिर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Samira.
2) Samīra (समीर) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Samīra.
3) Samīra (समीर) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Samīra.
4) Sāmīra (सामीर) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Sāmīra.
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] air; wind.
2) [noun] Vāyu, the Wind-God.
3) [noun] the tree Acacia suma of Mimosae family.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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