Samhita

noun
Sam·​hi·​ta | \ ¦səmhi¦tä \
plural -s

Definition of Samhita

: any of the four basic canonical books of Hindu scriptures comprising hymns, prayers, and liturgical formulas and including the Rig Veda, the Yajur Veda, the Sama Veda, and the Atharva Veda

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History and Etymology for Samhita

Sanskrit saṁhitā, literally, combination, from sam together + hita, past participle of dadhāti he puts, places

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“Samhita.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Samhita. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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