Saumitri: 6 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Saumitri (सौमित्रि).—A composer of the sāma veda.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 44.

1b) Lakṣmaṇa, met his brother Rāma in the R. Kadalī.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 22. 53.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saumitri (सौमित्रि).—1 An epithet of Lakṣmaṇa; सौमित्रेरपि पत्रिणामविषये तत्र प्रिये क्वासि भोः (saumitrerapi patriṇāmaviṣaye tatra priye kvāsi bhoḥ) U.3.45.

Derivable forms: saumitriḥ (सौमित्रिः).

See also (synonyms): saumitra.

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

Saumitri (सौमित्रि) or Saumitra.—and tri, i. e. sumitrā (see mitra), + a, or i, metronym., m. Lakṣmaṇa, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 49, 11 (tri).

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

Saumitri (सौमित्रि).—[masculine] = [preceding]; [dual] L. & Śatrughna.

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

1) Saumitri (सौमित्रि):—[from saumitra] m. [metronymic] of Lakṣmaṇa ([dual number] = ‘L° and Śatru-ghna’), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a teacher, [Catalogue(s)]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Saumitri (सौमित्रि):—gaṇa gahādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 2, 138.] m. metron. von sumitrā gaṇa bāhvādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 1, 96.] Bez. Lakṣmaṇa’s [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 8, 5.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 704.] [Mahābhārata 3, 16071.] [Harivaṃśa 3084. fgg.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 2, 36. 19, 8] (du. Bez. Lakṣmaṇa’s und Śatrughna’s). [?45, 4. 2, 31, 6. Rāmāyaṇa Gorresio 2, 18, 45. 3, 49, 11 u.s.w. Raghuvaṃśa 12, 14. 13, 32. WEBER, Rāmatāpanīya Upaniṣad 337. Inschr. in Journ. of the Am. Or. S. 6, 507, Śloka 26.] — Nomen proprium eines Lehrers [Oxforder Handschriften 55,b,11.]

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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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