Samyava, Saṃyāva: 9 definitions


Samyava 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.

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Saṃyāva (संयाव) is a Sanskrit word referring to a “particular article of food, made up of butter, sugar, sesamum and such things, well-known in cities”. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (also see the Manubhāṣya verse 5.7)

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Dietetics and Culinary Art (such as household cooking)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Saṃyāva (संयाव) refers to a type of sweet food-preparation, according to the Aṣṭādhyāyi VI.2.128, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Pālala, saṃyāva and apūpa are the sweet preparations referred to in the aphorisms of Pāṇini.[...] Suśrutasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna chapter 46) refers to the sweets like sāmita, kṣīrakṛta, kūrcikāvikṛta, gauḍika, saṃyāva and ghṛtapūra.

Saṃyāva refers to a type of sweet dish, as described as described in the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana).

(Ingredients of Saṃyāva): samita, ghee, cardamom, cloves, coconut and camphor .

(Cooking instructions): Saṃyāva is a sweet dish made of samita-roṭikā with a sweet samita filling inside. The filling is prepared as follows: Prepare thin cakes from the mixture of samita and ghee. Fry these cakes in ghee. Powder these fried cakes. This powder is then sieved. Add sugar to the sieved powder. Add cardamom, cloves, coconut and camphor to this powder. Now the filling is ready. Prepare roṭikās from mixture of samita and ghee. Fill the roṭikās with the above mentioned filling by sealing their edges. Cook the sealed roṭikās in ghee. This dish is known by the name samyāva.

Note: In Maharashtra and Karnataka this sweet dish is famous as karañji. These type of stuffed sweet prepared on the ritualistic occassion like Gaṇapatipūja in Maharashtra.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

saṃyāva (संयाव).—m S A certain preparation of flour with sugar and spices, and fried with ghee.

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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

Saṃyāva (संयाव).—A kind of cake of wheaten flour; वृथा कृसरसंयावं पायसापूपमेव च (vṛthā kṛsarasaṃyāvaṃ pāyasāpūpameva ca) Manusmṛti 5.7; Bhāgavata 11.27.34.

Derivable forms: saṃyāvaḥ (संयावः).

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

Saṃyāva (संयाव).—m.

(-vaḥ) A sort of roll, or a thin cake of unleavened bread, fried with Ghee, pounded and again made up into an oblong form with fresh bread, sugar, and spices, and again fried with Ghee. E. sam together, yu to mix, and ghañ aff.

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

Saṃyāva (संयाव).—i. e. sam-yu + a, m. A thin cake of unleavened bread fried with melted butter, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 7.

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

Saṃyāva (संयाव):—[=saṃ-yāva] [from saṃ-yavana > saṃ-yu] m. a sort of cake (of wheaten flour fried with ghee and milk and made up into an oblong form with sugar and spices), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata etc.]

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

Saṃyāva (संयाव):—[saṃ-yāva] (vaḥ) 1. m. A sort of roll or cake.

[Sanskrit to German]

Samyava 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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