sāman सामन्

Definition: n. (of doubtful derivation; according to to fr. so-= -2,as"destroying sin";in apparently connected with sammita-;by others derived fr.1. san-, -, sāntv-,and perhaps not to be separated fr. 1. and 2. sāman-) a metrical hymn or song of praise, (especially) a particular kind of sacred text or verse called a sāman- (intended to be chanted, and forming, with ṛc-, yajus-, chandas-,one of the 4 kinds of Vedic composition mentioned first in ) etc.

Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: Un2. iv , 152, Nir. vii , 12, RV. x , 90 , 9, RV.
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