Etymology 1Edit

From root सनति ‎(sanati, to gain, acquire).


सामन् ‎(sā́mann

  1. acquisition, possession, property, wealth, abundance

Etymology 2Edit

Probably connected with सान्त्वयति ‎(sāntvayati, to console, comfort, soothe); according to some from सनति ‎(sanati, 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 स्यति ‎(syati) as "destroying sin"; in Yāska's Nirukta apparently connected with सम्मित ‎(sammita); by others derived from सनति ‎(sanati), सान्त्वयति ‎(sāntvayati), 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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