संहिता ‎(saṃ-hitāf

  1. conjunction, connection, union
  2. (grammar) the junction or combination of letters according to euphonic rules (sandhi, but sometimes considered rather as the state preparatory to the actual junction than the junction itself)
  3. a text treated according to euphonic rules (especially the real continuous text of the Vedas as formed out of the padas or separate words by proper phonetic changes); a samhita
  4. any methodically arranged collection of texts or verses
  5. science
  6. the force which holds together and supports the universe (a term applied to the Supreme Being according to some)
  7. name of various works



  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams (1898) A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 1123
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