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Etymology 1[edit]

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


सामन् ‎(sā́mann

  1. acquisition, possession, property, wealth, abundance

Etymology 2[edit]

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 3[edit]

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