Shamsya, Śaṃsya: 5 definitions



Shamsya 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.

The Sanskrit term Śaṃsya can be transliterated into English as Samsya or Shamsya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śaṃsya (शंस्य).—One of the two sons of Gārhapatya; also Āhavanīya and Havyavāhana; father of two sons, Savya and Apasavya; married the 16 rivers for his wives; their sons were Dhiṣṇis.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 12. 12; Vāyu-purāṇa 29. 11-12.
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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

Śaṃsya (शंस्य).—a.

1) Loudly read; (Dānasāgara, Bibl. Ind. 274, Fasc.1, p.63).

2) Praiseworthy.

3) Desirable.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śaṃsya (शंस्य).—mfn.

(-syaḥ-syā-syaṃ) 1. Desirable, to be wished. 2. Meritorious, to be praised. E. śas to praise, &c., aff. ṇyat or kyap; also śasya .

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

Śaṃsya (शंस्य).—[adjective] to be recited; praiseworthy, glorious.

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

1) Śaṃsya (शंस्य):—[from śaṃs] mfn. to be recited, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] to be praised, praiseworthy, [ib.]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of Agni (in a formula), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]] (m. the eastward sacrificial fire, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.])

4) [v.s. ...] to be wished for, desirable, [Horace H. Wilson]

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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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