Samsad, Saṃsad, Samshad: 10 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Saṃsad (संसद्) refers to an “assembly”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.35 (“The story of Padmā and Pippalāda”).—Accordingly, after Dharma spoke to Padmā (wife of sage Pippalāda): “O excellent mountain, after saying thus, Dharma stood quiet there. She circumambulated him, bowed to him and returned to her house. Bestowing blessings upon her, Dharma returned to his abode. He praised Padmā lovingly in every assembly he visited (saṃsadsaṃsadi saṃsadi). She sported about in secret with her husband who became a young man. She gave birth to sons who surpassed her husband in their good qualities. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Saṃsad (संसद्).—An assembly.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 30. 120; 83. 106.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃsad (संसद्).—1, 6 P.

1) To sit down; sit down together.

2) To be afflicted, be in distress.

3) To pine away.

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Saṃsad (संसद्).—f.

1) An assembly, meeting, circle; संसत्सु जाते पुरुषाधिकारे (saṃsatsu jāte puruṣādhikāre) Kirātārjunīya 3.51; छात्रसंसदि लब्धकीर्तिः (chātrasaṃsadi labdhakīrtiḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1; R.16.24.

2) A court of justice; अपह्नवेऽधमर्णस्य देहीत्युक्तस्य संसदि (apahnave'dhamarṇasya dehītyuktasya saṃsadi) Manusmṛti 8.52.

3) A multitude, number; विविक्तदेशसेवित्व- मरतिर्जनसंसदि (viviktadeśasevitva- maratirjanasaṃsadi) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 13.1.

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

Saṃsad (संसद्).—f. (-sat or sad) 1. An assembly, a meeting. 2. A court of justice. E. sam before ṣad to go, aff. kvip .

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

Saṃsad (संसद्).—i. e. sam-sad, f. 1. An assembly, [Pañcatantra] 19, 14. 2. Court of justice, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 52.

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

Saṃsad (संसद्).—[feminine] assembly, community, company, multitude; law-court, court of a prince.

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

1) Saṃśad (संशद्):—[=saṃ-śad] -√2. śad Caus. -śatayati, to cause to fall down, crush, break to pieces, [Mahābhārata iii, 865.]

2) Saṃsad (संसद्):—[=saṃ-√sad] a [Parasmaipada] -sīdati ([Vedic or Veda] also te and -sadati), to sit down together with ([instrumental case]) or upon ([accusative]), sit down, [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā];

2) —to sink down collapse, be discouraged or distressed, pine away (with kṣudhā, ‘to perish with hunger’), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.:

2) —[Causal] -sādayati, to cause to sit down together, [Ṛg-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa; ???];

2) —to meet, encounter ([accusative]), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa];

2) —to weigh down, afflict, distress, [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] b f. ‘sitting together’, an assembly meeting, congress, session, court of justice or of a king, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

4) [v.s. ...] (saṃsadām ayana n. a [particular] ceremony or festival of 24 days, [???])

5) [v.s. ...] a multitude number, [Rāmāyaṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] mfn. one who sits together, one who sits at or takes part in a sacrifice, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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

Saṃsad (संसद्):—[saṃ-sad] (t, d) 5. f. An assembly, a meeting.

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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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