Samudrika, Sāmudrika: 15 definitions

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Samudrika means something in 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.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Samudrika in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sāmudrika (सामुद्रिक) or Sāmudrikaśāstra refers to the “science of palmistry”, as explained in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.23. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] on hearing the enquiry of Satī Śiva was delighted and He narrated them with pleasure in their entirety for raising the worldly creatures. [...] Out of compassion for her, the great lord explained the science of palmistry (viz., sāmudrika-śāstra) and similar other lores to her”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Samudrika in Biology glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Samudrika [समुद्रिका] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Leea macrophylla Roxb. ex Hornem. from the Vitaceae (Grape) family having the following synonyms: Leea integrifolia, Leea latifolia. For the possible medicinal usage of samudrika, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samudrika in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sāmudrika (सामुद्रिक).—n (S sāmudra Spot or mole.) Interpretation of the spots, lines, and other marks upon the hand or body; explanation of the indications afforded by them of the good or ill fortune of the person bearing them; chiromancy or palmistry. 2 A Shastra or treatise upon this subject. 3 m An interpreter of these spots and marks, a chiromancer &c.

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sāmudrika (सामुद्रिक).—a (S) Relating to spots and lines upon the body, or to the science of interpreting them.

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

sāmudrika (सामुद्रिक).—n Interpretation of the spots- lines upon the body; chiromancy, or palmistry. m An interpreter of these spots.

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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

[«previous next»] — Samudrika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sāmudrika (सामुद्रिक).—a. (- f.) [समुद्रेण प्रोक्तं वेत्त्यधीते वा ठञ् (samudreṇa proktaṃ vettyadhīte vā ṭhañ)]

1) Sea-born, oceanic.

2) Sea-faring; सामुद्रिकान् सवणिज- स्ततोऽपश्यत् स्थितान् पथि (sāmudrikān savaṇija- stato'paśyat sthitān pathi) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.169.2.

2) Relating to marks on the body (which are supposed to indicate good or bad fortune).

-kaḥ 1 One who is acquainted with palmistry, who knows how to interpret the various marks on the body.

2) A fortune-teller.

-kam The science of palmistry.

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

Sāmudrika (सामुद्रिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) 1. Relating to spots on the body, supposed to indicate good or ill fortune. 2. Oceanic. m.

(-kaḥ) An interpreter of spots on the body. n.

(-kaṃ) Palmistry. E. samudra a spot or mole, ṭhañ aff.

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

Sāmudrika (सामुद्रिक).—i. e. sa + mudra (cf. mudrā), + ika, I. adj. Relating to spots on the body, or the good or ill fortune supposed to be indicated by them. Ii. m. An interpreter of spots on the body.

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

Sāmudrika (सामुद्रिक).—[adjective] sea-faring; [masculine] sea-farer.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Sāmudrika (सामुद्रिक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—palmistry. K. 244. Bik. 332. Kāṭm. 11. Pheh. 10. Rādh. 36. Burnell. 80^b. Bl. 8. Gu. 6. H. 337. Oppert. 5215. 6274. Ii, 3293. Peters. 2, 197. Bp. 309. Bu7hler 550. Sb. 281. Proceed. Asb. 1865, 140. Sūcīpattra. 21. Quoted by Mallinātha Oxf. 126^a, etc.

2) Sāmudrika (सामुद्रिक):—palmistry. Peters. 4, 38. 40. Stein 175.
—by Viṣṇudatta. Stein 175.

3) Sāmudrika (सामुद्रिक):—Bd. 984. L.. 1170-1172. 1175. Tod 63.
—ascribed to Nārada. L.. 1173.
—ascribed to the Bhavishyottarapurāṇa. L.. 1174.

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

1) Sāmudrikā (सामुद्रिका):—[from sāmudraka > sāmudra] f. a kind of leech, [Suśruta]

2) Sāmudrika (सामुद्रिक):—[from sāmudra] 1. sāmudrika mfn. belonging or relating to the sea, seafaring, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a mariner, [ib.]

4) [from sāmudra] 2. sāmudrika mfn. relating to marks on the body (kāguṇāḥ, ‘qualities denoted by marks on the b°’), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

5) [v.s. ...] relating to good or bad fortune (as indicated by marks on the b°), [ib.]

6) [v.s. ...] m. = sāmudraka2 [Catalogue(s)]

7) [v.s. ...] n. palmistry, [Daśakumāra-carita]

8) [v.s. ...] Name of [work] on this subject.

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

Sāmudrika (सामुद्रिक):—[(kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) m.] An interpreter of the spots, &c., or a work upon them. a. Relating to the spots on the body.

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

Sāmudrika (सामुद्रिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sāmuddia.

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Samudrika in German

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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samudrika in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sāmudrika (सामुद्रिक) [Also spelled samudrik]:—(nm) chiromancy; (a) oceanic.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samudrika in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sāmudrika (ಸಾಮುದ್ರಿಕ):—

1) [adjective] = ಸಾಮುದ್ರ [samudra]1.

2) [adjective] of navigation on the sea; marine.

3) [adjective] relating to the lines or marks on the body of a person.

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Sāmudrika (ಸಾಮುದ್ರಿಕ):—

1) [noun] = ಸಾಮುದ್ರ [samudra]2 - 2 & 3.

2) [noun] the prediction made based on the lines and configurations of the palm and signs on the body of a person.

3) [noun] a kind of plant.

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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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