Sapinda, aka: Sapiṇḍa; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

The term Sapiṇḍa (सपिण्ड) indicates the relations on the mother’s side. According to another Smṛti, women are called the “mother’s sapiṇḍa’’ only up to three steps of relationship. But, as a matter of fact, marriage with relatives on the mother’s side is permitted beyond not the third, but the fifth, step of relationship. Says Gautama (4—3 and 5)—‘Beyond the seventh step of relationship on the Father’s side and beyond the fifth step on the mother’s side.’ (See the Manubhāṣya verse 3.3)

Source: Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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sapiṇḍa (सपिंड).—m (S sa for samāna Common, piṇḍa Ball of rice &c. offered to the manes of ancestors.) One entitled to piṇḍa, i. e. any person of seven generations in direct line of ascent or descent: also one connected by the offering of the funeral cake to any one or all of the manes of the father, grandfather, and great grandfather, and their wives respectively, as sprung from them in directly collateral lines. The relationship stops with every fourth person; and the fifth cannot perform the offering of a cake even to the father of the deceased.

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sāpiṇḍa (सापिंड).—m A common corruption of sapiṇḍa.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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-English dictionary

Sapiṇḍa (सपिण्ड).—'Having the same पिण्ड (piṇḍa) or funeral rice-ball offering', a kinsman connected by the offering of the funeral rice-ball to the Manes of certain relations; गुरुदारे सपिण्डे वा गुरुवद्वृत्तिमाचरेत् (gurudāre sapiṇḍe vā guruvadvṛttimācaret) Ms.2.247;5.59; Y.1.52.

Derivable forms: sapiṇḍaḥ (सपिण्डः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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Sapiṇḍīkaraṇa (सपिण्डीकरण).—n. (-ṇaṃ) 1. Offering food to the deceased relatives called Sapinda...
Sāpiṇḍya (सापिण्ड्य).—n. (-ṇḍyaṃ) Consanguinity, kindred, connection by presenting obsequial of...
Śa (श).—The thirtieth consonant of the Nagari alphabet and first of the three sibilants; it is ...
Samānodaka (समानोदक).—m. (-kaḥ) A kinsman, one who when distinct from the Sapinda is next in or...
Punarbhū (पुनर्भू).—f. 1) a (virgin) widow remarried. 2) re-existence. Derivable forms: punarbh...
Sapiṇḍana (सपिण्डन).—1) The performance of a particular Śrāddha in honour of deceased relatives...
Sanābhi (सनाभि).—a.1) Connected by the same navel of womb, uterine.2) Kindred. related.3) Like,...
Asapiṇḍa (असपिण्ड).—mfn. (-ṇḍaḥ-ṇḍā-ṇḍaṃ) Unconnected by obsequial offerings. E. a neg. sapiṇḍa...
sapiṇḍī (सपिंडी).—f (sapiṇḍa) The offering of a ball of rice &c. to the manes of a deceased rel...

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