Somapithin, Somapīthin, Somapīthī, Somapithi, Soma-pithin, Soma-pithi: 5 definitions


Somapithin 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

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Somapithin in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Somapīthin (सोमपीथिन्) refers to Somayajis, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 15) (“On the nakṣatras—‘asterisms’”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “[...] Those who are born on the lunar day of Mṛgaśirṣa will delight or deal in perfumes, dress, pearls, flowers, fruits, precious stones, wild beasts, birds and deer; will be Somayajis (somapīthin) or singers; will be lascivious; will be good writers or painters. Those who are born on the lunar day of Ārdrā will delight in killing, torturing, lying, in adultery, thieving, cheating and tale-bearing; will deal in pod-grains, black magic, sorcery and exorcism. [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Somapithin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Somapīthin (सोमपीथिन्).—m. a drinker of Soma juice; तत्र केचित् (tatra kecit)... ... सोमपीथिन उदुम्बरनामानो ब्रह्मवादिनः प्रतिवसन्ति स्म (somapīthina udumbaranāmāno brahmavādinaḥ prativasanti sma) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1; Bhāgavata 5.26.29.

Somapīthin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms soma and pīthin (पीथिन्). See also (synonyms): somapāyin, somapītha, somapītin.

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

Somapīthin (सोमपीथिन्).—[adjective] partaking of a draught of Soma.

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

Somapīthin (सोमपीथिन्):—[=soma-pīthin] [from soma] mfn. drinking S°, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata etc.]

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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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