Samva, Sāṃvā, Shamva, Śaṃva: 8 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Samva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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 Śaṃva can be transliterated into English as Samva or Shamva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Samva.—(IE 8-1), mistake for saṃva which is an abbreviation of saṃvatsara. Note: samva is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

--- OR ---

Saṃva.—(IE 8-1) same as saṃvat; contraction of saṃvatsara. Note: saṃva is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

India history book cover
context information

The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

Discover the meaning of samva in the context of India history from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sāṃvā (सांवा).—a Void of thorns or prickles, inermis.

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.

Discover the meaning of samva in the context of Marathi from relevant books on Exotic India

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śaṃva (शंव).—a. Happy, fortunate.

-vaḥ 1 Ploughing in the regular direction.

2) The thunderbolt of Indra.

3) The iron head of a pestle.

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

Śaṃva (शंव).—mfn.

(-vaḥ-vā-vaṃ) Fortunate, prosperous. m.

(-vaḥ) 1. The thunderbolt of Indra. 2. The iron head of a pestle. E. śa good fortune, and va poss. aff.; also as differently derived, read śamba and samba &c.

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

Śaṃva (शंव).—i. e. śam + va, I. adj. Prosperous, happy, [Bhaṭṭikāvya, (ed. Calc.)] 4, 18. Ii. m. 1. Indra's thunderbolt. 2. The iron head of a pestle.

--- OR ---

Śamva (शम्व).—n. The iron end of a pestle.

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

1) Śaṃva (शंव):—a śaṃvara, śaṃvūka See śamba, śambara, śambūka, p.1055.

2) [from śam] b See śamba, p. 1055, col. 2.

3) Śamva (शम्व):—śamvat [wrong reading] for śamba and śaṃvat.

4) Saṃvā (संवा):—[=saṃ-vā] -√2. [Parasmaipada] -vāti, to blow at the same time, blow, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata]

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

Śaṃva (शंव):—[(vaḥ-vā-vaṃ) a.] Fortunate, prosperous. m. The thunderbolt of Indra; iron head of a pestle.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Śaṃva (शंव):—(von 5. śam) [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 7, 31.] m. = muṣalāgrasthalauhamaṇḍalaka und vajra [Dharaṇīkoṣa im Śabdakalpadruma] — Vgl. śamba .

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.

Discover the meaning of samva in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: