Smera: 10 definitions


Smera 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Smera (स्मेर) or Smeramukha refers to “smiling (in derision)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.31 (“Description of Śiva’s magic”).—Accordingly, as Śiva (in disguise of a Brahmin) said to the Lord of Mountains: “I have come to know that you desire to give your daughter to Śiva, [...] O mountain, this inclination of yours is not at all conducive to auspiciousness. O foremost among the wise, born of Nārāyaṇa’s family, learn sense. For the marriage of Pārvatī, He is not at all a deserving person. On hearing of this, the general public will smile in derision (smera-mukha). [...]”.

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context information

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

Smera (स्मेर).—a. [smi-ran]

1) Smiling; विलोक्य वृद्धोक्षमधिष्ठितं त्वया महाजनः स्मेरमुखो भविष्यति (vilokya vṛddhokṣamadhiṣṭhitaṃ tvayā mahājanaḥ smeramukho bhaviṣyati) Kumārasambhava 5.7; Bv.2.4;3.2; Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1.6.

2) Blown, expanded, dilated, blooming; अधिकविकसदन्तर्विस्मयस्मेरतारैः (adhikavikasadantarvismayasmeratāraiḥ) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1.28.

3) Proud.

4) Evident.

-raḥ 1 A smile.

2) Manifestation, appearance.

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

Smera (स्मेर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) 1. Smiling, laughing. 2. Blown, opened, expanded, (as a flower.) 3. Evident, apparent. m.

(-raḥ) Manifestation, appearance. E. ṣmi to smile, ran aff.

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

Smera (स्मेर).—i. e. smi + ra, I. adj. 1. Smiling, [Kāvya Prakaśa, 2. ed. Calcutta, 1865.] 121, 5; [Ratnāvalī, 2. ed. Calc.] p. 35, 10 (2. ed.). 2. Blown (as a flower), blooming, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 1, 35; opened, [Mālatīmādhava, (ed. Calc.)] 16, 10. 3. Evident. Ii. m. Evidence, appearance.

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

Smera (स्मेर).—[adjective] smiling, friendly; expanded, blown; full of (—°).

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

1) Smera (स्मेर):—[from smi] a mf(ā)n. smiling, friendly, [Harivaṃśa; Kālidāsa; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] expanded, blown (as a flower), [Vāsavadattā; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] proud (See [compound])

4) [v.s. ...] evident, apparent, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) gay, abounding in, full of [Harṣacarita]

6) [v.s. ...] m. a smile, laugh (in a-smera, sa-smeram, qq.vv.)

7) [v.s. ...] manifestation, appearance, [Horace H. Wilson]

8) b etc. See p. 1271, col. 3.

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

Smera (स्मेर):—[(raḥ-rā-raṃ) a.] Blown, blossomed, evident; smiling. m. Manifestation.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Smera (स्मेर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sera.

[Sanskrit to German]

Smera in German

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Smēra (ಸ್ಮೇರ):—

1) [adjective] smiling; laughing gently and friendly.

2) [adjective] (said of flower) expanded; blown.

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Smēra (ಸ್ಮೇರ):—

1) [noun] a gentle and friendly laugh; a smile.

2) [noun] that which is clear or is made clear.

3) [noun] the act of displaying, publishing.

4) [noun] proper respect for oneself; sense of one’s own dignity or worth; pride.

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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