Samprayoga, Saṃprayoga: 10 definitions


Samprayoga 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

Kama-shastra (the science of Love-making)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kāmasūtra)

Samprayoga (सम्प्रयोग) refers to the “sexual act”, according to the Kāmasūtra of Vātsyāyana and Jaśodhara’s commentary called the Jayamaṅgalā .—Accordingly, “[Commentary on verse 7.2.2]:—‘about to practice sex’: at the beginning of the sexual act (samprayoga). This is at the start [of the sexual act]. Even if the passion is weak with regards to sex because the penis is inert, first ‘her genitalia’, i.e. her vulva, should be rubbed with his hand, should be stimulated with the ‘elephant trunk’ [method]...”.

Kamashastra book cover
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Kamashastra (कामशास्त्र, kāmaśāstra) deals with ancient Indian science of love-making, passion, emotions and other related topics dealing with the pleasures of the senses.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samprayoga in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃprayoga (संप्रयोग).—1 Union, connection; meeting, conjunction, contact; (jalasya) उष्णत्वमग्न्यातपसंप्रयोगात् (uṣṇatvamagnyātapasaṃprayogāt) R.5.54; M.5.3.

2) A connecting link, fastening; एतेन मोचयति भूषण- संप्रयोगान् (etena mocayati bhūṣaṇa- saṃprayogān) Mṛcchakaṭika 3.16.

3) Relation, dependence.

4) Mutual relation or proportion.

5) Connected series or order.

6) Sexual union, coition; स्त्रीपुंसयोः संप्रयोगे स्पर्शः कस्याधिको भवेत् (strīpuṃsayoḥ saṃprayoge sparśaḥ kasyādhiko bhavet) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 13.12.1.

7) Application.

8) Magic.

9) Mutual intercourse; संप्रयोगो भवेन्नायं मम मोघस्त्वया द्विज (saṃprayogo bhavennāyaṃ mama moghastvayā dvija) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.47.39.

1) Co-operation; लब्धा महीं ब्राह्मण- संप्रयोगात् (labdhā mahīṃ brāhmaṇa- saṃprayogāt) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.26.13.

11) (In astr.) Conjuction (of the moon and the lunar mansions).

Derivable forms: saṃprayogaḥ (संप्रयोगः).

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

Samprayoga (सम्प्रयोग).—m.

(-gaḥ) 1. Connection, relation, mutual proportion, dependance or association. 2. Order, natural and connected series or arrangement. 3. Copulation. 4. Union, joining. 5. Magic. E. sam and pra before yuj to join, aff. ghañ .

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

Saṃprayoga (संप्रयोग).—i. e. sam-pra [Pagê18-b+ 39] -yuj + a, m. 1. Union, [Mālatīmādhava, (ed. Calc.)] 36, 8; copulation, connexion. 2. Mutual relation, proportion. 3. Order, natural series. 4. Magic.

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

Saṃprayoga (संप्रयोग).—[masculine] fastening, joining; union, connection, contact with ([instrumental] ±saha or —°); marriage, sexual intercourse with (—°); usage, practice, employment, application.

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

1) Samprayoga (सम्प्रयोग):—[=sam-prayoga] [from sam-prayoktavya > sampra-yuj] m. (ifc. f(ā). ) joining together, attaching, fastening, [Mṛcchakaṭikā]

2) [v.s. ...] conjunction, union, connection, contact with ([instrumental case] with and without saha, or [compound]), [Āpastamba; Mahābhārata] etc. (cf, [Monier-Williams’ Buddhism 44])

3) [v.s. ...] matrimonial or sexual union with ([compound]), [Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

4) [v.s. ...] (in [astronomy]) conjunction (of the moon and the lunar mansions), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

5) [v.s. ...] mutual proportion, connected series or arrangement, [Horace H. Wilson]

6) [v.s. ...] application, employment, [Catalogue(s)]

7) [v.s. ...] spell, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] mfn. = arthita, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Samprayoga (सम्प्रयोग):—[sampra-yoga] (gaḥ) 1. m. Connexion; relation; arrangement; union; copulation; magic.

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

Saṃprayoga (संप्रयोग) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Saṃpaoga.

[Sanskrit to German]

Samprayoga in German

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samprayoga in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saṃprayōga (ಸಂಪ್ರಯೋಗ):—

1) [noun] the act of uniting people together.

2) [noun] the act of joining, uniting things; the state of being so joined.

3) [noun] a dealing with another or others; intercourse.

4) [noun] sexual intercourse; coition.

5) [noun] the art or performing skill of producing baffling effects or illusions by sleight of hand, concealed apparatus, etc.; magic.

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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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