Somapi, Somāpi: 4 definitions


Somapi 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: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Somāpi (सोमापि):—Son of Sahadeva (son of Jarāsandha). He had a son called Śrutaśravā. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.22.9)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Somāpi (सोमापि).—A son of Sahadeva and father of Śrutaśravas;1 reigned at Girivraja for 58 years.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 9; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 23. 24.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 110-14.
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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Somāpi (सोमापि):—[from soma] m. Name of a son of Sahadeva, [Purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Somapi in German

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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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