Samsev, Saṃsev: 2 definitions


Samsev 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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃsev (संसेव्).—1 Ā.

1) To be associated with.

2) To wait upon, attend.

3) To refresh, fan.

4) To court, fondle (carnally).

5) To be addicted or devoted to.

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

Saṃsev (संसेव्):—[=saṃ-√sev] [Ātmanepada] -sevate, to be associated with (used in explaining √1. sac), [Nirukta, by Yāska];

—to frequent, inhabit, [Subhāṣitāvali; Pañcarātra];

—to wait upon, attend on, serve, honour, worship, salute deferentially, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.;

—to refresh, fan (said, of the wind), [Rāmāyaṇa];

—to court, fondle (carnally), [Kāvya literature; Pañcatantra];

—to be addicted or devoted to, use or employ or practise or perform continually, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata etc.]

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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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