Sannikarsha, Sannikarṣa, Saṃnikarṣa, Samnikarsha: 15 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Sannikarṣa and Saṃnikarṣa can be transliterated into English as Sannikarsa or Sannikarsha or Samnikarsa or Samnikarsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Sannikarsh.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Saṃnikarṣa (संनिकर्ष).—Contact, juxtaposition; this contact between two letters is called संहिता (saṃhitā) when it is very close; cf. परः संनिकर्षः संहिता (paraḥ saṃnikarṣaḥ saṃhitā) P. I. 4,109.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Nyaya (school of philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories

Sannikarṣa (सन्निकर्ष) refers to “sense object contact”, representing one of the two types of pratyakṣa (perception), according to the 17th century Tarkasaṃgraha. The ordinary perception (laukika) is caused by ordinary sannikarṣa or sense object contact.

The contact of the senses with the objects is regarded by the Naiyāyikas as of six kinds:–

  1. saṃyoga (conjunction),
  2. saṃyukta-samavāya (inherence with what has come into contact),
  3. saṃyuktasamaveta-samavāya (inherence with that is inherent with a thing which has come in contact),
  4. samavāya (inherence),
  5. samaveta-samavāya (inherence with what is inherent),
  6. viśeṣaṇa-viśeṣyabhāva (the connection of the attribute with the substantive).
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Nyaya (न्याय, nyaya) refers to a school of Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. The Nyaya philosophy is known for its theories on logic, methodology and epistemology, however, it is closely related with Vaisheshika in terms of metaphysics.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (philosophy)

Sannikarṣa (सन्निकर्ष) (Cf. Sannikṛṣṭa) refers to “proximity”, according to the Vṛtti on the Īśvarapratyabhijñāvivṛtivimarśinī 2.165.—Accordingly, “[...] And whereas that which is external to the house is next to the house (gṛha-sannikṛṣṭa), it is absolutely not the case as regards that which is [external] to consciousness, because of the impossibility for [consciousness]—which is devoid of material form—of having any spatial relation whatsoever such as proximity (sannikarṣa). Therefore this [externality] that must be established appears to be one thanks to a mere similarity”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sannikarṣa (सन्निकर्ष).—m S Nearness, proximity, vicinity.

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

sannikarṣa (सन्निकर्ष).—m sannidhāna n Nearness, proximity.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃnikarṣa (संनिकर्ष).—

1) Drawing near, bringing near.

2) Vicinity, proximity; presence; उत्कण्ठते च युष्मत्संनिकर्षस्य (utkaṇṭhate ca yuṣmatsaṃnikarṣasya) Uttararāmacarita 6; Kumārasambhava 3.74; R.7.8;6.2.

3) Connection, relation.

4) (In Nyāya phil.) Connection of an organ of sense (indriya) with its object (viṣaya); this is of six kinds; स भूतसूक्ष्मेन्द्रियसंनिकर्षम् (sa bhūtasūkṣmendriyasaṃnikarṣam) Bhāgavata 2.2.3.

5) A modern object or idea; वेदांश्चैके संनिकर्षं पुरुषाख्या (vedāṃścaike saṃnikarṣaṃ puruṣākhyā) MS.1.1.27 (Śabara explains saṃnikarṣam as saṃnikṛṣṭakālāḥ kṛtakā vedā idānīṃtanāḥ).

Derivable forms: saṃnikarṣaḥ (संनिकर्षः).

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

Sannikarṣa (सन्निकर्ष).—mf.

(-rṣaḥ-rṣā) 1. Proximity, nearness. 2. Bring or drawing near. 3. Connection, relation. 4. Connection of an organ of sense with its object, (in Nyaya philosophy.) E. sam together, ni before kṛṣ to attract, aff. ac, fem. aff. ṭāp, or ghañ aff.

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

Saṃnikarṣa (संनिकर्ष).—i. e. sam-ni -kṛṣ + a, m. 1. Connection, relation, Bhāṣāp. 62, 131. 2. Nearness, proximity, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 151, 11; [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 157.

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

Saṃnikarṣa (संनिकर्ष).—[masculine] drawing together or near, approach; contact with, relation to (—°); nearness, proximity.

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

1) Saṃnikarṣa (संनिकर्ष):—[=saṃ-nikarṣa] [from saṃni-kṛṣ] m. drawing near or together, approximation, close contact, nearness, neighbourhood, proximity, vicinity (e, ‘in the vicinity of, near’, with [genitive case] or [compound]; āt, ‘from the neighbourhood or proximity of’), [Nirukta, by Yāska; Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata] etc. (-tā f., [Kusumāñjali])

2) [v.s. ...] connection with, relation to, (in [philosophy]) the connection of an Indriya or organ of sense with its Viṣaya or object (this [according to] to the Nyāya, is the source of jñāna, and is of two kinds, 1. laukika, which is sixfold, 2. a-laukika, which is threefold, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]), [Śaṃkarācārya; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

3) [v.s. ...] a receptacle, repository, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] mfn. near, at hand, [Harivaṃśa]

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

Sannikarṣa (सन्निकर्ष):—[sanni-karṣa] (rṣaḥ-rṣā) 1. m. f. Proximity.

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

Saṃnikarṣa (संनिकर्ष) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Saṃnigāsa.

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Sannikarsha 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sannikarṣa (सन्निकर्ष) [Also spelled sannikarsh]:—(nm) nearness, proximity.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sannikarṣa (ಸನ್ನಿಕರ್ಷ):—[noun] closeness; proximity.

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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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