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From Sanskrit स्मृति (smṛ́ti)


स्मृति (smr̤itif (Urdu spelling سمرتی)

  1. memory
  2. recollection
  3. remembrance
  4. a code of laws
  5. the body of law as delivered originally by tradition
    प्राचाय की स्मृति में, आज विद्यालय बंद है।
    prācāy kī smr̤iti mẽ, āj vidyālay band hai
    In memory of the principal, school is closed for today.





स्मृति (smṛ́tif

  1. remembrance, reminiscence, thinking of or upon (+locative or compound), memory, calling to mind
    smṛtim api te na yāntthey are not even thought of
  2. memory as one of the व्यभिचारिभाव (vyabhicāri-bhāva)
  3. Memory (personified either as the daughter of दक्ष (dakṣa) and wife of अङ्गिरस् (aṅgiras) or as the daughter of धर्म (dharma) and मेधा (medhā))
  4. the whole body of sacred tradition or what is remembered by human teachers (in contradistinction to श्रुति (śruti) or what is directly heard or revealed to the rishis)
  5. the whole body of codes of law as handed down memoriter or by tradition (especially the codes of Manu Yājñavalkya and the 16 succeeding inspired lawgivers)
  6. symbolical name for the number 18 (from the 18 lawgivers above)
  7. a kind of metre
  8. of the letter 'g'
  9. desire, whish (v.l. for स्पृहा (spṛhā))



  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, page 1272