Etymology 1Edit

From root √san (to gain, acquire).


सामन् (sā́mann

  1. acquisition, possession, property, wealth, abundance

Etymology 2Edit

Probably connected with √sāntv (to console, comfort, soothe); according to some from √san (to gain, acquire).


सामन् (sā́mann, m

  1. calming, tranquillizing, (especially) kind or gentle words for winning an adversary, conciliation, negotiation (one of the 4 उपाय (upāyas) or means of success against an enemy, the other 3 being दान (dāna), भेद (bheda), and दण्ड (daṇḍa))
  2. (in the beginning of a compound or instrumental singular and plural) "by friendly means or in a friendly way, willingly, voluntarily"

Etymology 3Edit

Of doubtful derivation; according to Uṇādi-sūtra, IV, 152 from root √so as "destroying sin"; in Yāska's Nirukta apparently connected with सम्मित (sammita); by others derived from √san, √sāntv, and perhaps not to be separated from the first and second etymology.


सामन् (sā́mann

  1. any song or tune (sacred or profane, also the hum of bees)
  2. the faculty of uttering sounds
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