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Semnos, 1 Definition(s)

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Semnos means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

General definition (in Hinduism)

Semnos (‘venerable’; σεμνός, semnos; also Simnoi).—We know that simultaneously with the birth of Buddhism, Buddhist sramanas were sent out to Greece, Asia minor, Egypt and other distant countires to preach their new religion. They were known to the greeks and there is good reason to believe that the Greek Simnoi (venerable) were no other that the Buddhist sramanas.

Source: Google Books: An English translation of the Sushruta samhita, based on original Sanskrit text

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