Definition of Samhita

1. Noun. One of four collections of sacred texts.

Generic synonyms: Veda, Vedic Literature
Specialized synonyms: Rig-veda, Sama-veda, Atharva-veda, Yajur-veda



Definition of Samhita

1. Noun. The basic metrical (mantra) text of a Veda. ¹

2. Noun. One of a collection of post-Vedic texts. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Samhita

Sambaa
Sambo
Sambos
Sambre
Sambre River
Sambucus caerulea
Sambucus canadensis
Sambucus ebulus
Sambucus nigra
Sambucus pubens
Sambucus racemosa
Samburu
Samean
Sameer
Samhain
Samhita
Samhitas
Sami
Samia
Samia cynthia
Samia walkeri
Samialugwe
Samian
Samian ware
Samians
Samikshavad
Saminess
Samir
Samira
Samis

Literary usage of Samhita

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1. Atharva-veda Saṁhitā by William Dwight Whitney (1904)
"Meantime a few words may be said about their value for the criticism of the structure of the samhita. Bearing of the ritual Sutras upon the criticism of the ..."

2. Publications by Oriental Translation Fund, Edward Byles Cowell, Frederick William Thomas (1908)
"May we not be severed from thy sight. Mind undeceived, living eye, sun best of lights. Consecration, harm me not. (1.) Then follows the samhita Upanisad. ..."

3. Stories from the Classic Literature of Many Nations by Bertha Palmer (1898)
"LEGEND OF THE WINGED MOUNTAINS From the MAITRAYANI samhita, 1,10,13, translated by AVW JACKSON. Selection from the BRAHMANA LITERATURE THE mountains were ..."

4. Atharva-veda Saṁhitā by William Dwight Whitney (1905)
"|_The details have been discussed above (see p. cxxi), and with as much fulness as seemed worth while.J 8. Metrical Form of the Atharvan samhita ..."

5. Atharva-veda Saṁhitā by William Dwight Whitney (1904)
"SPP. gives as his pada-\Kx.\. citra : ima, which leaves the samhita reading unaccounted for; the comm. assumes ..."

6. Atharva-veda Saṁhitā by William Dwight Whitney (1904)
"Meantime a few words may be said about their value for the criticism of the structure of the samhita. Bearing of the ritual Sutras upon the criticism of the ..."

7. Publications by Oriental Translation Fund, Edward Byles Cowell, Frederick William Thomas (1908)
"May we not be severed from thy sight. Mind undeceived, living eye, sun best of lights. Consecration, harm me not. (1.) Then follows the samhita Upanisad. ..."

8. Stories from the Classic Literature of Many Nations by Bertha Palmer (1898)
"LEGEND OF THE WINGED MOUNTAINS From the MAITRAYANI samhita, 1,10,13, translated by AVW JACKSON. Selection from the BRAHMANA LITERATURE THE mountains were ..."

9. Atharva-veda Saṁhitā by William Dwight Whitney (1905)
"|_The details have been discussed above (see p. cxxi), and with as much fulness as seemed worth while.J 8. Metrical Form of the Atharvan samhita ..."

10. Atharva-veda Saṁhitā by William Dwight Whitney (1904)
"SPP. gives as his pada-\Kx.\. citra : ima, which leaves the samhita reading unaccounted for; the comm. assumes ..."

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