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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