Shamyu, Śamyu, Śaṃyu: 7 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Śamyu and Śaṃyu can be transliterated into English as Samyu or Shamyu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Śaṃyu (शंयु).—The eldest son of Bṛhaspati. This agni (Śaṃyu) is worshipped in Cāturmāsya and aśvamedha yajñas. Satyā, daughter of Dharmadeva was Śaṃyu’s wife, and to the couple were born a son and three daughters. (Vana Parva, Chapter 219, Verse 2).

2) Śaṃyu (शंयु).—An ācārya. He is believed to have a special method of performing yajñas. (Śatapathabrāhmaṇa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śamyu (शम्यु).—A son of Bṛhaspati; asked his father as to the pros and cons of the śrāddha.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 9. 38-44; Vāyu-purāṇa 71. 37.
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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śaṃyu (शंयु).—a. Happy, prosperous; कुर्वाणा पश्यतः शंयून् स्रग्विणी सुहसानना (kurvāṇā paśyataḥ śaṃyūn sragviṇī suhasānanā) Bk.4.18.

-yuḥ A deity presiding over sacrifice; शंयोरभिस्रवन्ताय अथर्वाय नमो नमः (śaṃyorabhisravantāya atharvāya namo namaḥ) Mb.13.14.9.

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

Śaṃyu (शंयु).—mfn.

(-yuḥ-yuḥ-yuṃ) Happy, prosperous, fortunate. m.

(-yuḥ) A sort of snake. E. śam happily, and yus aff.

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

Śaṃyu (शंयु).—i. e. śam + yu, adj. Happy.

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

Śaṃyu (शंयु).—[adjective] benevolent, auspicious.

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

1) Śaṃyu (शंयु):—[=śaṃ-yu] [from śaṃ > śam] a See śaṃyu, [column]3.

2) [from śam] b mfn. benevolent, beneficent, [Ṛg-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā]

3) [v.s. ...] happy, fortunate, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Bṛhas-pati, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata]

5) Śamyu (शम्यु):—See śaṃyu, p. 1054, col. 3.

6) Saṃyu (संयु):—[=saṃ-yu] -√2. yu [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -yauti, -yute;

-yunāti, nīte ([Vedic or Veda] also -yuvati, te), to join or unite with one’s self, take into one’s self, devour, [Ṛg-veda];

—to join to another, bestow on, impart, [Ṛg-veda v, 32, 10];

—to join together, connect with ([instrumental case]), unite, mix, mingle, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]

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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. 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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