Sanuka, Sānuka: 7 definitions


Sanuka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

Sanuka in India is the name of a plant defined with Euphorbia nivulia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Euphorbia neriifolia Roxb., nom. illeg. (among others).

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

· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ ed. 1832 (1832)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (1824)
· Taxon (1981)

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sānuka (सानुक).—a. Elevated, arrogant.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Sānuka (सानुक).—m., name of a muhūrta (in the first part of the night): Divyāvadāna 643.24. Seems not to occur among Sanskrit lists of muhūrta names (see [Boehtlingk and Roth] s.v. mu°). Cf. next.

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

Sānuka (सानुक).—[adjective] greedy for booty.

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

1) Sānuka (सानुक):—[from ] a mfn. eager for prey, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [from sānu] b mfn. elevated, arrogant ([Sāyaṇa]; but See p. 1196, col. 3).

[Sanskrit to German]

Sanuka 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saṇuka (ಸಣುಕ):—[noun] a man who is shorter than normal men.

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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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