Samkucita, Saṅkucita, Saṃkucita, Sankucita: 9 definitions


Samkucita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Samkuchita.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Saṃkucita (संकुचित) or Saṅkucita refers to a “half-closed/half-opnened bud” (of a flower), as mentioned in a list of ten synonyms, according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Saṃkucita] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

saṅkucita : (pp. of saṅkucati) become contracted; shrunk; clenched.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Saṅkucita, (pp. of saṅkucati) shrunk, contracted, clenched (of the first: °hattha) J. I, 275; VI, 468 (°hattha, opposed to pasārita-hattha); DA. I, 287; PvA. 123, 124. (Page 663)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous (S) next»] — Samkucita in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

Saṅkucita (सङ्कुचित).—p (S) Narrowed, contracted &c. See saṅkōcita.

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

Saṅkucita (सङ्कुचित).—p Narrowed, contracted, see saṅkōcita.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃkucita (संकुचित).—p. p.

1) Contracted, abridged; लङ्कापतेः संकुचितं यशो यत् (laṅkāpateḥ saṃkucitaṃ yaśo yat) Vikr.1.27.

2) Shrunk, wrinkled; गात्रं संकुचिंतं गतिर्विगलिता दन्ताश्च नाशं गताः (gātraṃ saṃkuciṃtaṃ gatirvigalitā dantāśca nāśaṃ gatāḥ) Pt.4.78.

3) Closed, shut.

4) Covering.

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

Saṅkucita (सङ्कुचित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Unblown, unopened. 2. Closed, shut. 3. Narrowed, contracted. E. sam before kuc to contract, aff. kta .

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

Saṃkucita (संकुचित).—[adjective] contracted, wrinkled, shut, bent.

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

1) Saṃkucita (संकुचित):—[=saṃ-kucita] [from saṃ-kuñc] mfn. contracted, shrunk, shrivelled, narrowed, closed, shut, [Rāmāyaṇa; Bhartṛhari; Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] crouching, cowering, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a place [gana] takṣaśilādi.

4) Sāṃkucita (सांकुचित):—[from sāṃkuci] mfn. derived from Saṃ-kucita [gana] takṣaśilādi.

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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. 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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