Samhita meaning

sŭmhĭt-ə
Any of the collections of sacred hymns constituting the metrical portions of the Vedas.
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The basic metrical (mantra) text of a Veda.
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One of a collection of post-Vedic texts.
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Origin of samhita

  • Sanskrit saṃhitā collection from feminine past participle of samdadhāti he puts together, collects sam together sem-1 in Indo-European roots dadhāti he puts dhē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Sanskrit [script?] (saṃhita) joined, collected.

    From Wiktionary