Samita, Śamita, Shamita, Samitā, Sāmita: 17 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Śamita can be transliterated into English as Samita or Shamita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Shamit.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1) Śamita (शमित).—A Sādhya.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 171. 44.
2) Samita (समित).—A marut of the fifth gaṇa.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 5. 96.
3) Samitā (समिता).—One of the names in the Marutgaṇa.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 128.
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India
1) Sāmita (सामित) refers to a type of sweet, according to the Suśrutasaṃhitā Sūtrasthāna chapter 46, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Suśrutasaṃhitā refers to the sweets like sāmita, kṣīrakṛta, kūrcikāvikṛta, gauḍika, saṃyāva and ghṛtapūra.
2) Samita (समित) refers to a type of “wheat dish”, as described in the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana).—Samita is a derivative of wheat. The white grains of wheat are washed, pounded, dried, sprinkled with water and converted into flour by passing through a mill. Śūranāḍ Kuñjan Pillai, the editor of Trivandrum Sanskrit Serires edition of the first pariccheda of Bhojanakutūhala, notes that samita is popular in the name “maida” in Maharashtra which also attests the linguistic relation between these two words.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (vaishnavism)
Śamita (शमित) refers to “subduing (the stench of sins)”, according to the Vedānta Deśika’s Yatirājasaptati.—There are allusions to Rāmānuja’s “protection” of the Vedas, his defeat of those who hold other Vedāntic views as well as the significance of his establishment of the right interpretation of the Vedas in innumerable verses of the Yatirājasaptati. [...] Verse 31 captures in a lovely set of images the nature of Rāmānuja’s works.They are wish-fulfilling trees for the imagination of debaters, oozing with the nectar of Hari’s feet, possessing many branches so that they can remove suffering/heat, and subduing (śamita) (with their perfume) the stench of sins.
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
A king of fourteen kappas ago, a previous birth of Buddhasannaka (Meghiya) Thera. Ap.i.152; ThagA.i.150.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
samita : (pp. of sameti) calmed; appeased.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
1) Samita, 4 (pp. of saṃ+śam to labour) arranged, put in order J. V, 201 (=saṃvidahita C.). (Page 686)
2) Samita, 3 (pp. of sammati1) quiet, appeased DhA. III, 84. (Page 686)
3) Samita, 2 (sa+mita, of mā) equal (in measure), like S. I, 6. (Page 686)
4) Samita, 1 (saṃ+ita, pp. of sameti) gathered, assembled Vv 6410; VvA. 277.—nt. as adv. samitaṃ continuously M. I, 93; A. IV, 13; It. 116; Miln. 70, 116. (Page 686)
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
śamita (शमित).—p S Quieted, calmed, stilled: also assuaged, mitigated, alleviated: also appeased or pacified.
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
Śamita (शमित).—p. p.
1) Appeased, allayed, soothed, calmed.
2) Alleviated, cured, relieved.
4) Calm, sedate.
5) Moderated, tempered; अविभावितनिष्क्रमप्रयाणः शमितायाम इवातिरंहसा सः (avibhāvitaniṣkramaprayāṇaḥ śamitāyāma ivātiraṃhasā saḥ) Kirātārjunīya 13.27.
6) Destroyed, killed; शमितकुरुवंशप्रसविता (śamitakuruvaṃśaprasavitā) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 4.5.
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1) War, battle; समिति पतिनिपाताकर्णन (samiti patinipātākarṇana) &c. N.12.75.
2) Association; L. D. B.
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Samita (समित).—p. p.
1) Come together, met.
2) Collected, assembled.
3) Connected, united with; इदं हि वैदैः समितं पवित्रमपि चोत्तमम् (idaṃ hi vaidaiḥ samitaṃ pavitramapi cottamam) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.62.16;14.88.27.
6) Promised, agreed to.
7) Completed, finished.
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Sāmita (सामित).—a. Mixed with wheat-flour.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Pacified, appeased. 2. Quiet, tranquil, calm. 3. Alleviated, relieved. 4. Tempered, moderated. 5. Relaxed, intermitted. E. śam to be pacified or calm, aff. kta .
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(-tā) Wheat-flour. E. sam before iṇ to go, aff. kta .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Samitā (समिता).—f. Wheat, flour.
— Cf. samīda and ; [Latin] simila, similago; it appears also in the Coptic samit and Arab. samīd, and is probably borrowed from the Greek.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Samita (समित).—1. [adjective] united, joined with ([instrumental] or —°).
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Samita (समित).—2. [adjective] equal in measure.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śamita (शमित):—[from śam] mfn. (cf. śānta) prepared, ready (as an oblation), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]
2) [v.s. ...] ([from] [Causal]) appeased, allayed etc.
3) [v.s. ...] kept in order, cut (as nails), [Meghadūta 89] ([varia lectio])
4) [v.s. ...] destroyed, killed, [Raghuvaṃśa]
5) [v.s. ...] relieved, cured, [Horace H. Wilson]
6) [v.s. ...] relaxed, intermitted, [ib.]
7) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Sthavira of the Jainas, [Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan]
8) Śamitā (शमिता):—[from śamita > śam] f. rice-powder, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
9) Samita (समित):—[=sam-ita] [from sam-i] a mfn. (for sa-mita See below) come together, assembled, joined or united or combined with ([instrumental case] or [compound]), [Ṛg-veda; Mahābhārata]
10) [v.s. ...] promised, agreed, assented to, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
11) [v.s. ...] finished, completed, [ib.]
12) [=sa-mita] b mfn. ([from] 7. sa + 2. mita) measured, meted out (opp. to a-mita), [Kāvyaprakāśa]
13) [v.s. ...] (= sam-mita) commensurate, equal to ([compound]), [Mahābhārata; Suśruta]
14) Samitā (समिता):—[=sa-mitā] [from sa-mita] f. wheat-flour, [Bhāvaprakāśa; Divyāvadāna]
15) Sāmita (सामित):—mfn. ([from] samitā) made from or mixed with wheat-flour, [Suśruta]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śamita (शमित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Pacified, tranquil; moderated; relaxed.
2) Samitā (समिता):—(tā) 1. f. Wheat flower.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
Śamita (शमित) [Also spelled shamit]:—(a) pacified; tranquillized; quietened, suppressed; quenched.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] calmed down; tranquilised.
2) [adjective] (said of a disease, evil, etc.) warded off; prevented (from happening).
3) [adjective] killed; slaughtered; destroyed.
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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