Sanmati: 8 definitions


Sanmati means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Sanmati (सन्मति) is the name of a kulakara (law-giver) according to Digambara sources where his wife is named as Yaśasvatī. The kulakaras (similair to the manus of the Brahmanical tradition) figure as important characters protecting and guiding humanity towards prosperity during ancient times of distress, whenever the kalpavṛkṣa (wishing tree) failed to provide the proper service.

These law-givers (e.g., Sanmati) are listed in various Jain sources, such as the Bhagavatīsūtra and Jambūdvīpaprajñapti in Śvetāmbara, or the Tiloyapaṇṇatti and Ādipurāṇa in the Digambara tradition.

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Sanmati (सन्मति) refers to “one who is honourable”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Good conduct is said by one who is honourable (sanmati) [to be like a tree] whose roots are the five great vows, whose foliage is the [mendicant] rule of life which is faultless in a high degree, bent with the weight of the fruit of restraint [of body, mind and speech]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sanmati (सन्मति).—f (S) Good or right judgment or mind; "a wise and discerning heart"; "a good understanding." Ex. gaṇapati dē majalā sanmati. 2 attrib. Of a good judgment or right understanding.

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

sanmati (सन्मति).—f Good judgment. a Of a good judgment.

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

1) Sanmati (सन्मति):—[=san-mati] [from san > sat] f. See a-san-m

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. well-disposed, noble-minded, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

Sanmati (सन्मति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sammui.

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Sanmati 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sanmati (ಸನ್ಮತಿ):—[noun] noble-mindedness; broadmindedness; nobility.

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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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