Samnidhi, Sannidhi, Saṃnidhi: 17 definitions


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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Shodhganga: Vaiyākaraṇabhūṣaṇasāra: a critical study

Sannidhi (सन्निधि).—Proximity, that is, utterance of words without interval.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Saṃnidhi (संनिधि).—Juxtaposition; coming together phonetically very close; cf. पदानामविलम्बितेनोच्चारणम् (padānāmavilambitenoccāraṇam) Tarka Samgraha; अव्यवधानेन अन्वयप्रतियोग्युपस्थितिः (avyavadhānena anvayapratiyogyupasthitiḥ) Tattvacintamani 4; the same as संनिकर्ष (saṃnikarṣa) which see above.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Isvara Samhita Vol 5

Sannidhi (सन्निधि) or Sannidhimudrā is the name of a mudrā described in the Īśvarasaṃhitā 67.—Accordingly, “the two hands are to be joined and turned upwards. The two thumbs shall be away from own little finger. This is sannidhimudrā”. Mūdra (eg., Sannidhi-mudrā) is so called as it gives joy to the tattvas in the form of karman for those who offer spotless worship, drive out the defects which move about within and without and sealing up of what is done.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Saṃnidhi (संनिधि) refers to “approaching” [?], according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.20 (“The story of the submarine fire”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā said to Nārada: “[...] Taking that fire mare-like in form, at the will of Śiva, I, the lord of the worlds, went to the sea shore, for the benefit of the worlds. O sage, on seeing me arrived there, the sea took a human form and approached me [i.e., saṃnidhi] with palms joined in reverence. Bowing to and duly eulogising me, the grandfather of all the worlds, the ocean said lovingly”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Sannidhi.—cf. sannadi (SII 1), presence of a deity; the front of a temple. Note: sannidhi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sannidhi : (m.) storing up; hoarding.

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

Sannidhi, (saṃ+nidhi) putting together, storing up D. I, 6; Sn. 306, 924; Nd1 372; —kāra storing D. I, 6; —kāraka, storing up, store M. I, 523; Vin. I, 209; IV, 87; D. III, 235; A. III, 109; IV, 370. —kata stored up Vin. II, 270; put by, postponed Vin. I, 254. (Page 679)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃnidhi (संनिधि).—

1) Putting down together, juxtaposition.

2) Proximity, vicinity, presence; असत्यामा- काङ्क्षायां संनिधानमकारणम् (asatyāmā- kāṅkṣāyāṃ saṃnidhānamakāraṇam) ŚB. on MS.6.4.23; N.2.53.

3) Perceptibility, appearance.

4) A receptacle.

5) Receiving, taking charge of.

6) Combination, aggregate; दोषाणां संनिधानम् (doṣāṇāṃ saṃnidhānam) (strīyantram) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.191.

7) Depositing.

8) The object of an organ of sense (indriyaviṣaya).

Derivable forms: saṃnidhiḥ (संनिधिः).

See also (synonyms): saṃnidhāna.

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

Saṃnidhi (संनिधि).—(gender ? = Pali id., m. according to Childers; compare Sanskrit nidhi), store, hoard: °dhi-kāraḥ Mahāvyutpatti 8416 = Tibetan gsog ḥjog, making a hoard, hoarding (a sin); (nāhaṃ kriṇāmi nāpi vikriṇāmi) na cāpi me °dhi asti kiṃcit Mahāvastu ii.49.16 (verse; in same verse Pali Jātaka (Pali) v.387.13 na…sannicayo ca atthi).

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

Sannidhi (सन्निधि).—f.

(-dhiḥ) 1. Proximity, approximation. 2. Perceptibility, presence, appearance, becoming or being visible or perceptible. 3. Placing. 4. Receiving. 5. A receptacle. E. sam and ni before dhā to have, and ki aff.; also sannidha and sannidhāna .

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

Saṃnidhi (संनिधि).—[masculine] juxtaposition, approximation, nearness etc. = [preceding] Loc. in presence of, coram; [accusative] towards, near ([genetive] or —°).

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

1) Saṃnidhi (संनिधि):—[=saṃ-nidhi] [from saṃni-dhā] m. depositing together or near, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] juxtaposition, nearness, vicinity, presence (au, with [genitive case] or ifc., ‘in the presence of, near’; im, ‘near to, towards’; idem, with √kṛ, vi-√dhā or √bandh and [locative case], ‘to take one’s seat or place or abode in’), [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] visibility, existence (cf. a-s), [Kusumāñjali]

4) [v.s. ...] receiving, taking charge of [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Sannidhi (सन्निधि):—[sanni-dhi] (dhiḥ) 2. f. Idem.

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

Saṃnidhi (संनिधि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Saṃnihi.

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Samnidhi 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sannidhi (सन्निधि):—(nf) juxtaposition.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sannidhi (ಸನ್ನಿಧಿ):—[noun] = ಸನ್ನಿಧಾನ - [sannidhana -] 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.

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Sannidhi (ಸನ್ನಿಧಿ):—[noun] a good, excellent place of shelter.

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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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