Samvriti, aka: Saṃvṛti; 2 Definition(s)


Samvriti means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Saṃvṛti can be transliterated into English as Samvrti or Samvriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[Samvriti in Buddhism glossaries]

Saṃvṛti (संवृति) or Anvayajñāna refers to the “knowledge of concealed” and represents one of the “ten knowledges” (jñāna) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 93). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., saṃvṛti). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Saṃvṛti (“conventional”) or Saṃvṛtisatya refers to “conventional truth” and represents the first of the “two truths” (satya) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 95).

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Samvriti in Sanskrit glossaries]

Saṃvṛti (संवृति).—f.

1) Covering, covering up.

2) Concealment, supression, hiding; वदति हि संवृतिरेव कामितानि (vadati hi saṃvṛtireva kāmitāni) Ki.1.44.

3) Secret purpose, covert design.

Derivable forms: saṃvṛtiḥ (संवृतिः).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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