Asukha: 16 definitions


Asukha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Asukha (असुख):—[asukham] Discomfort or unpleasantness, If agadas (antitoxic medicines) are used in healthy, non poisoned persons it would produce all kinds of discomfort.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Asukha (असुख) refers to “(that which is) not pleasant”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 41).—Accordingly, “[The eighteen āveṇika-dharmas (‘special attributes’)]—[...] (6). The Buddha has no unconsidered equanimity.—He has no unconsidered equanimity.—Beings have three types of sensations (vedanā): unpleasant (duḥkhavedanā), pleasant (sukhavedanā), neither unpleasant nor pleasant (aduḥkha-asukha-vedanā). The unpleasant sensation produces hatred, the pleasant sensation produces love, the neither unpleasant nor pleasant produces confusion. Of these three kinds of sensation, the unpleasant sensation produces suffering, abides in suffering and destroys happiness; the pleasant sensation produces happiness, abides in happiness and destroys suffering; as for the neither unpleasant nor pleasant sensation, one does not know if it is suffering or if it is happiness. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Asukha in India is the name of a plant defined with Morinda citrifolia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Platanocephalus orientalis Crantz (among others).

2) Asukha is also identified with Morinda coreia It has the synonym Morinda coreia var. tomentosa (Hook.f.) R.R. Fernandez (etc.).

3) Asukha is also identified with Morinda umbellata It has the synonym Morinda scandens Roxb. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1985)
· Fl. Cochinch. (1790)
· Inst. Rei Herb. (1766)
· Flora of the British India (1880)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Journal of Medicinal Food (2006)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

asukha (असुख).—n (S) Uncomfortableness, restlessness, disquietude, sorrow, pain.

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asukha (असुख) [or असूख, asūkha].—n (Corr. from asṛk S Blood.) Irregular menstruation; mœnorrhagia or fluor albus. v suṭa.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

asukha (असुख).—n Sorrow, uncomfortableness, pain. Irregular menstruation.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Asukha (असुख).—a.

1) Unhappy, sorrowful. अनित्यमसुखं लोकम् (anityamasukhaṃ lokam) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 9.33

2) Not easy (to obtain), difficult श्रेयांसि लब्धुमसुखानि विनान्तरायैः (śreyāṃsi labdhumasukhāni vināntarāyaiḥ) Kirātārjunīya 5.49.

-kham Sorrow, pain, affliction; असुखं दर्शितं विकारेण (asukhaṃ darśitaṃ vikāreṇa) M.4.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Asukha (असुख).—n.

(-khaṃ) Sorrow, pain, affliction, &c. E. a neg. and sukha pleasure.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Asukha (असुख).—I. adj. 1. unhappy, Mahābhārata 1, 3984. 2. difficult, [Kirātārjunīya] 5, 49. Ii. n. distress, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 191.

Asukha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and sukha (सुख).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Asukha (असुख).—[adjective] unpleasant, painful, unhappy, difficult to (infin.); [neuter] sorrow; pain, grief.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Asukha (असुख):—[=a-sukha] mf(ā)n. unhappy, sorrowful, [Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] painful, [Nalopākhyāna]

3) [v.s. ...] not easy to (Inf.), [Kirātārjunīya v, 49]

4) [v.s. ...] n. sorrow, pain, affliction, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Asukha (असुख):—[a-sukha] (khaṃ) 1. n. Sorrow.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Asukha (असुख) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Asuha.

[Sanskrit to German]

Asukha in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Asukha (असुख):—(nm) non-happiness, absence of pleasure; ~[kara] conducive of non-happiness, giving no pleasure.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Asukha (ಅಸುಖ):—[adjective] lacking happiness, comfort.

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Asukha (ಅಸುಖ):—[noun] lack of happiness; unhappiness; difficulty.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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