Shami, aka: Sami, Sāmī, Sāmi, Śamī, Śami, Samī; 11 Definition(s)
Shami means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
The Sanskrit terms Śamī and Śami can be transliterated into English as Sami or Shami, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
One of the Hands indicating Trees.—Śamī, the Kartarī hands interlocked,(Source): archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र, natya-shastra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition of performing arts, (e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nāṭya) and poetic works (kāvya).
Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)
Śamī (शमी):—One of the sixty-seven Mahauṣadhi, as per Rasaśāstra texts (rasa literature). These drugs are useful for processing mercury (rasa), such as the alchemical processes known as sūta-bandhana and māraṇa.(Source): Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
Rasaśāstra (रसशास्त्र, rasashastra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.
Dharmaśāstra (religious law)
Śamī (शमी) is a Sanskrit word, identified with Acacia spigera by various scholars in their translation of the Śukranīti. This tree is mentioned as having thorns, and should therefore be considerd as wild. The King shoud place such trees in forests (not in or near villages). He should nourish them by stoole of goats, sheep and cows, water as well as meat.
The following is an ancient Indian horticultural recipe for the nourishment of such trees:
According to Śukranīti 4.4.110-112: “The powder of the dungs of goats and sheep, the powder of Yava (barley), Tila (seeds), beef as well as water should be kept together (undisturbed) for seven nights. The application of this water leads very much to the growth in flowers and fruits of all trees (such as śamī).”(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
Dharmaśāstra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharma-shastra) is a category of Hindu literature containing important instructions regarding religious law, ethics, economics, jurisprudence and more. It is categorised as smṛti, an important and authorative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
1a) Śami (शमि).—A son of Uśīnara.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 3.
1b) A son of Śoṇāśva (Śūra, Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa) and father of Pratikṣatra.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 44. 79-80; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 138.
1c) A son of the daughter of the Kāśi king and Satyaka.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 115.
1d) A name of Vāsudeva.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 172.
2) Śamī (शमी).—A son of Śūra, and father of Pratikṣatra.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 137; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 23.
3) Samī (समी).—The principal tree of the Kali age.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa VI. 1. 53.
The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Śamī (शमी)—Sanskrit word for a plant (Prosopis spicigera).(Source): Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Śamī (शमी) is the name of a tree in the Atharvaveda and later. It is described in the Atharvaveda as destructive to the hair, as producing intoxication, and as broad-leaved. These characteristics are totally wanting in the two trees, Prosopis spicigera or Mimosa suma, with which the Śamī is usually identified.(Source): archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
F (Proprietor, owner).(Source): Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
sāmī : (m.) owner; load; master; husband.(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Sāmi, J. V, 489, read sāvi. (Page 704)(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Languages of India and abroad
śamī (शमी).—f S A thorny tree, Mimosa suma, Rox. 2 The leaves of it brought or considered as an offering to an idol.
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śamī (शमी).—a (S) Mild, pacific, tranquil, of moderated or moderate passions.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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Search found 44 books and stories containing Shami, Sami, Sāmī, Sāmi, Śamī, Śami or Samī. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)
Āpastamba-gṛhya-sūtra (by Āpastamba)
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Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 9 - Extraction of oil from seeds of Shami < [Chapter XXXII - Extraction of oil from seeds]
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