Samvri, Saṃvṛ: 3 definitions


Samvri 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.

The Sanskrit term Saṃvṛ can be transliterated into English as Samvr or Samvri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃvṛ (संवृ).—1, 5, 9 U.

1) To hide, cover, conceal; मुहुरङ्गुलिसंवृताधरोष्ठम् (muhuraṅgulisaṃvṛtādharoṣṭham) Ś.3.24; R.1.2;7.3.

2) To suppress, restrain, oppose; ऊचे संवरिषीष्ठास्त्वं गच्छ शत्रोः पराक्रमम् (ūce saṃvariṣīṣṭhāstvaṃ gaccha śatroḥ parākramam) Bk. 9.27.

3) To shut up, close.

4) To contract, compress.

5) To secure.

6) To arrange, put in order.

7) To refuse, reject.

8) To select, choose. -Caus.

1) To cover.

2) To restrain.

3) To ward off, prevent, avert.

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

1) Saṃvṛ (संवृ):—[=saṃ-vṛ] 1. saṃ-√vṛ [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -vṛṇoti, -vṛṇute etc. ([infinitive mood] -varItum [Epic] also -vartum), to cover up, enclose, hide, conceal, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.;

—to shut, close (a door), [Mahābhārata];

—to put together or in order, arrange, [Kathāsaritsāgara];

—to gather up (snares), [Hitopadeśa] ([varia lectio]);

—to ward off, keep back, restrain, check, stop, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya; Kathāsaritsāgara];

— ([Ātmanepada] -varate) to gather (intr.), accumulate, augment, increase, [Ṛg-veda i, 121, 5] :

—[Causal] -vārayati ([indeclinable participle] vārya), to ward off keep or drive back, repel, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa];—[Desiderative] See saṃ-vuvūrṣu, [column]2.

2) [=saṃ-vṛ] 2. saṃ-√vṛ ([Ātmanepada] only -vṛṇute as 3. [plural]), to choose, seek for, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Saṃvṛ (संवृ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Saṃvara, Sāhaṭṭha, Sāhara.

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.

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