Samshrita, Saṃśṛta: 10 definitions


Samshrita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Saṃśṛta can be transliterated into English as Samsrta or Samshrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Samshrita in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Saṃśrita (संश्रित) refers to “resorted to” (i.e., “seeking refuge”), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.12.—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Himācala (i.e., Himālaya): “[...] A woman is a phase of illusion. As the scholars who have mastered the Vedas say particularly, a young damsel is a hindrance to ascetics. O mountain, I am an ascetic, a yogin, never affected by illusion. Of what avail is a woman thrust on me? O friend resorted to by great ascetics [i.e., tapasvivara-saṃśrita], you shall not say so again, since you are an adept in Vedic religion, a scholar and one foremost among the wise. [...]”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samshrita in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

saṃśṛta (संशृत) [or संश्रित, saṃśrita].—p S Supported or protected; taken under shelter, asylum, or patronage.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

saṃśṛta (संशृत).—p Supported or protected.

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saṃśrita (संश्रित).—p Supported or protected.

context information

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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Saṃśrita (संश्रित).—p. p.

1) Gone to for refuge.

2) Supported, sheltered.

3) United, joined; चूतेन संश्रितवती नवमालिकेयम् (cūtena saṃśritavatī navamālikeyam) Ś.4.13.

4) Clung to, embraced.

5) Inherent in, peculiar to.

-taḥ A dependent, follower, servant.

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

Saṃśrita (संश्रित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Protected, supported. m.

(-taḥ) A servant, a follower, a dependent. E. sam before śri to serve, aff. kta .

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

Saṃśrita (संश्रित).—[adjective] joined or connected with ([instrumental] or —°); (being) leaned on or resorted to; belonging or relating to ([locative] or —°); being, dwelling, living in or on ([accusative], [locative], & —°); contained in (—°).

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

1) Saṃśrita (संश्रित):—[=saṃ-śrita] [from saṃ-śri] mfn. joined or united with ([instrumental case] or [compound]), [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] leaning against, clinging to ([accusative]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] clung to, embraced, [Kumāra-sambhava]

4) [v.s. ...] one who has gone or fled to any one for protection, one who has entered the service of ([accusative] or [compound]), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] one who has betaken himself to a place, living or dwelling or staying or situated or being in ([locative case] or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] resorted to, sought for refuge or protection, [Mahābhārata]

7) [v.s. ...] one who is addicted to, indulging in ([accusative]), [Bhagavad-gītā; Pañcatantra]

8) [v.s. ...] one who has laid hold of or embraced or chosen, [Mahābhārata]

9) [v.s. ...] inherent in, peculiar to ([accusative] or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

10) [v.s. ...] relating to, concerning ([locative case] or [compound]), [ib.; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

11) [v.s. ...] suitable, fit, proper, [Mahābhārata xii, 4102]

12) [v.s. ...] m. a servant, adherent, dependant, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

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

Saṃśrita (संश्रित):—[saṃ-śrita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) m. A servant, a follower. a. Protected.

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

Saṃṣṛta (संषृत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Saṃvaya.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Saṃśrita (ಸಂಶ್ರಿತ):—

1) [adjective] being under the protection of.

2) [adjective] protected; safeguarded.

3) [adjective] joined; united.

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Saṃśrita (ಸಂಶ್ರಿತ):—

1) [noun] a man who is under the control of another.

2) [noun] a servant; an attendant.

3) [noun] a man who is protected; a protectee.

4) [noun] that which is joined, united with (another or others).

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Saṃsṛta (ಸಂಸೃತ):—

1) [adjective] that has come or gone near.

2) [adjective] got; received.

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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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