Saurabhya: 11 definitions

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Saurabhya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Saurabhya (सौरभ्य) refers to “fragrance” (viz., of a flower), as mentioned in a list of five 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., Saurabhya] 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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Marathi-English dictionary

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

saurabhya (सौरभ्य).—n S (surabhi) Odorousness, sweet-scentedness: also odor or fragrance. 3 Pleasingness, agreeableness, charming or delighting quality.

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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»] — Saurabhya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saurabhya (सौरभ्य).—Name of Kubera; L. D. B.

Derivable forms: saurabhyaḥ (सौरभ्यः).

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Saurabhya (सौरभ्य).—

1) Fragrance, odour, sweet scent; सौरभ्यं भुवनत्रयेऽपि विदितम् (saurabhyaṃ bhuvanatraye'pi viditam) Bv.1.38; पुनाना सौरभ्यैः (punānā saurabhyaiḥ) G. L.43; R. 5.69.

2) Agreeableness, beauty.

3) Good character, reputation, glory, fame. [Dr. Kṣitīśachandra Chatterjee writes in Mañjūṣā, "Like चापल (cāpala) and चापल्य (cāpalya), both सौरभ (saurabha) and सौरभ्य (saurabhya) are found in Sanskrit, but Pāṇini has made provision for both चापल (cāpala) and चापल्य (cāpalya) by including the word चपल (capala) both in the युवादि (yuvādi) group and in the ब्राह्मणादि (brāhmaṇādi) group. सुरभि (surabhi) is included in neither of these groups but comes under the purview of the rule इगन्ताच्च लघुपूर्वात् (igantācca laghupūrvāt) and so the only form sanctioned by Pāṇini is सौरभ (saurabha). It would appear that सौरभ्य (saurabhya) came into use later on after the analogy of सौगन्ध्य (saugandhya).]

Derivable forms: saurabhyam (सौरभ्यम्).

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

Saurabhya (सौरभ्य).—[, nt., false writing for sauratya, q.v., compare Wogihara, Lex. 41 f.: with kṣānti, Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 234.8 (mss., ed. em.); Lalitavistara 37.11; 181.13; 430.11 (ed. em.); Mahāvastu ii.354.1 = iii.278.5; ii.362.4; iii.195.12; Divyāvadāna 39.12; 40.6; Sukhāvatīvyūha 60.16; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 491.16; not with kṣānti, Lalitavistara 127.20.]

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

Saurabhya (सौरभ्य).—n.

(-bhyaṃ) 1. Pleasingness, agreeableness, beauty. 2. Fragrance, odour. 3. Fame, character, reputation of learning or other merit. m.

(-bhyaḥ) Kuvera. E. surabhi fragrant, pleasing, and ṇyat aff.

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

Saurabhya (सौरभ्य).—i. e. surabhi + ya, I. m. Kuvera, the god of wealth. Ii. n. 1. Fragrance, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 92, 8. 2. Pleasingness, beauty. 3. Fame.

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

Saurabhya (सौरभ्य).—[neuter] odour, fragrance.

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

1) Saurabhya (सौरभ्य):—[from saurabha] n. fragrance, sweet-scentedness, odour (met. = ‘universal diffusion’), [Kāvya literature; Suśruta; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] pleasingness, beauty, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] good character, fame, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] [wrong reading] for sauratya

5) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Kubera, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Saurabhya (सौरभ्य):—(bhyaṃ) 1. n. Pleasingness, beauty; fragrance; fame. m. Kuvera.

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Saurabhya 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

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saurabhya (ಸೌರಭ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] = ಸೌರಭ [saurabha].

2) [noun] any of the four tastes bitterness, sour, hotness (as of pepper) and astringent taste.

3) [noun] a cow.

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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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