Puyashonita, Pūyaśoṇita: 6 definitions


Puyashonita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Pūyaśoṇita can be transliterated into English as Puyasonita or Puyashonita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Puyashonita in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Pūyaśoṇita (पूयशोणित) refers to “pus and blood”, according Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XLVI).—There are also Pretas who emit fire from their mouth (ulkāmukha): flying butterflies throw themselves into this fire, and the Pretas eat them. There are also Pretas who eat excrement (gūtha), spit (śleṣman), pus and blood (pūyaśoṇita), the water from laundry, who feed on oblations (śraddhabhoktṛ) or who devour the afterbirth (garbhamalāhāra). There are all kinds of starving Pretas of this kind.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Puyashonita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pūyaśoṇita (पूयशोणित).—n.

(-taṃ) Ichor, sanies. E. pūya, and śoṇita blood.

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

Pūyaśoṇita (पूयशोणित).—n. purulent blood, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 180.

Pūyaśoṇita is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pūya and śoṇita (शोणित).

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

Pūyaśonita (पूयशोनित).—[neuter] purulent blood.

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

Pūyaśoṇita (पूयशोणित):—[=pūya-śoṇita] [from pūya > pūy] n. purulent blood, ichor, [Manu-smṛti iii, 180.]

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

Pūyaśoṇita (पूयशोणित):—[pūya-śoṇita] (taṃ) 1. n. Idem.

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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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