Shamitra, Śāmitra: 9 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Śāmitra can be transliterated into English as Samitra or Shamitra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Śāmitra (शामित्र).—A particular rite performed during a yajña. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 196, Verse 1).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Śāmitra (शामित्र).—The place of Havya agni.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 12. 23; Vāyu-purāṇa 29. 22.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
2) Immolating, killing animals at a sacrifice; ईहोपहूतो भगवान् मृत्युः शामित्रकर्मणि (īhopahūto bhagavān mṛtyuḥ śāmitrakarmaṇi) Bhāgavata 1.16.7.
3) Tying up cattle for sacrifice.
4) A sacrificial vessel; न वैदिके शामित्रे मांसपाकः (na vaidike śāmitre māṃsapākaḥ) ŚB. on MS.12. 2.2.
5) A deadly blow.
6) A place of immolation.
Derivable forms: śāmitram (शामित्रम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-traṃ) 1. Sacrificing. 2. Tying up cattle for sacrifice. 3. A sacrificial vessel. E. śam to appease, itrac aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śāmitra (शामित्र).—[śāmitra, śam + tra] (see the last), n. 1. A deadly blow, [Mṛcchakaṭikā, (ed. Stenzler.)] 161, 11. 2. Sacrificing. 3. Tieing cattle. 4. A sacrificial vessel.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śāmitra (शामित्र).—[adjective] relating to the slayer or cutter of the sacrificial victim; [masculine] the fire for cooking the sacrif. flesh; [neuter] a place for slaying cattle or = seq.
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Samitra (समित्र).—[adjective] together with friends.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śāmitra (शामित्र):—[from śāma] mfn. ([from] śamitṛ) relating to the official who cuts up the sacrificial victim (See -karman), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] m. ([scilicet] agni) the fire for cooking the sacrificial flesh, [Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra]
3) [v.s. ...] n. the place for the above fire, [???]
4) [v.s. ...] any place of immolation, shambles, [Vaitāna-sūtra; Mṛcchakaṭikā]
5) [v.s. ...] = next, [Mahābhārata]
6) Samitra (समित्र):—[=sa-mitra] mfn. attended by a friend, along with friends, [Mahābhārata]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śāmitra (शामित्र):—(traṃ) 1. n. Sacrificing; tying cattle; sacrificial vessel.
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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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Starts with: Shamitrakarman.
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Asvalayana-grihya-sutra (by Hermann Oldenberg)
The Agnistoma Somayaga in the Shukla Yajurveda (by Madan Haloi)
Part 2.6: The Paśuyāga Sacrifice < [Chapter 2 - An Introduction to the Ritualistic Religion of the Vedas]
Part 5.8: Sacrifice of sterile cow (anubandhyā-paśuyāga) < [Chapter 4 - The Agniṣṭoma Ritual]
Part 4.11: Animal sacrifice in honour of Agni and Soma < [Chapter 4 - The Agniṣṭoma Ritual]
Bharadvaja-srauta-sutra (by C. G. Kashikar)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CXLI - descriptions of kings who came after Janamejaya < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Vedic influence on the Sun-worship in the Puranas (by Goswami Mitali)
Part 13 - Mitra (the Friend of the People) < [Chapter 2 - Salient Traits of the Solar Divinities in the Veda]
Part 43 - The Procedure of Worshipping the Sun-god < [Chapter 2 - Salient Traits of the Solar Divinities in the Veda]