Samit: 8 definitions

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Samit means something in 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Samit (समित्).—Kalkaleya; a variety.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 75. 74.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Kavya (poetry)

Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Samit (समित्) refers to a “battle”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 4.80; 12.35.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Samit (समित्).—f. (-mit) War, battle. E. sam together, iṇ to go, aff. kvip, and tuk final augment.

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

Samit (समित्).—[sam-i + t], f. War, battle, Kāvya [prologue.] p. 67, 2.

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

Samit (समित्).—[feminine] encounter, combat.

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

1) Samit (समित्):—[=sam-it] [from sam-i] a f. (for samit See below) hostile encounter, conflict, battle, war, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [from sam-indh] b in [compound] for samidh (for sam-it See above).

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

Samit (समित्):—(t) 5. f. War, battle.

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Samit 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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