Samsriti, Saṃsṛti, Samshriti: 12 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Saṃsṛti can be transliterated into English as Samsrti or Samsriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Sansrati.

In Hinduism

Kavyashastra (science of poetry)

Source: Shodhganga: Bhismacaritam a critical study

Saṃṣṛṭi (संषृटि) refers to “collocation of figures” and represents one of the various Alaṅkāras (‘figures of speech’) classified as Artha (‘sense’), as employed in the Bhīṣmacarita (Bhishma Charitra) which is a mahākāvya (‘epic poem’) written by Hari Narayan Dikshit.—An effective use of ‘saṃṣṛṭi’ is found at various places in this poem of Hari Narayan. Some of his best uses of the alaṅkāra are there in the poem. For illustration, in IV.31 the poet has nicely depicted the river flowing with clean water as if welcoming Devavrata. The other examples are XIV.56 and XV.35.

Kavyashastra book cover
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Kavyashastra (काव्यशास्त्र, kāvyaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian tradition of poetry (kavya). Canonical literature (shastra) of the includes encyclopedic manuals dealing with prosody, rhetoric and various other guidelines serving to teach the poet how to compose literature.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Saṃsṛti (संसृति) is a Sanskrit word referring to the cycle of repeated birth and death.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

saṃśṛti (संशृति).—f or saṃśraya m S Support, protection, shelter.

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saṃsṛti (संसृति).—f S The world; the stream or successive scenes of human affairs; the life of mortals. See saṃsaraṇa. 2 Flow, stream, current.

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

saṃśṛti (संशृति).—f m Support, shelter, pro- tection.

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saṃsṛti (संसृति).—f The world; the life of mortals. Stream.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃsṛti (संसृति).—f.

1) Course, current, flow.

2) The worldly life, courses of the world; यर्हि संसृतिबन्धोऽयमात्मनो गुणवृत्तिदः (yarhi saṃsṛtibandho'yamātmano guṇavṛttidaḥ) Bhāgavata 11.13.28.

3) Metempsychosis, transmigration; किं मां निपातयसि संसृतिगर्तमध्ये (kiṃ māṃ nipātayasi saṃsṛtigartamadhye) Bv.4.32; Śiśupālavadha 14.63; cf. संसार (saṃsāra).

4) The state or course (gati); एताः संसृतयः पुंसो गुणकर्म- निबन्धनाः (etāḥ saṃsṛtayaḥ puṃso guṇakarma- nibandhanāḥ) Bhāgavata 11.26.32.

Derivable forms: saṃsṛtiḥ (संसृतिः).

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

Saṃsṛti (संसृति).—f.

(-tiḥ) 1. The world. 2. Flow, stream, current. 3. Transmigration. E. sam and sṛ to go, ktin aff.

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

Saṃsṛti (संसृति).—i. e. sam-sṛ + ti, f. 1. Current, stream. 2. Course, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 9, 9. 3. Transmigration, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 5, 18, 14. 4. The world.

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

Saṃsṛti (संसृति):—[=saṃ-sṛti] [from saṃ-sṛ] f. course, revolution, ([especially]) passage through successive states of existence, course of mundane existence, transmigration, the world (-cakra n. and -cakra-vāla n. ‘the wheel or circle of mundane existence’), [Aṣṭāvakra-saṃhitā; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Saṃsṛti (संसृति):—[saṃ-sṛti] (tiḥ) 2. f. The world; stream.

[Sanskrit to German]

Samsriti 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

Saṃsṛti (संसृति) [Also spelled sansrati]:—(nf) the world, course of mundane existence.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saṃsṛti (ಸಂಸೃತಿ):—

1) [noun] a direction or route taken or to be taken; the path, route or channel along which anything moves; a course.

2) [noun] worldly life; mundane course of life.

3) [noun] the unending cycle of births and deaths that an individual soul has to go through and the accompanying sufferings.

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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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