Shaunda, aka: Śauṇḍa, Śauṇḍā; 5 Definition(s)
Shaunda 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.
The Sanskrit terms Śauṇḍa and Śauṇḍā can be transliterated into English as Saunda or Shaunda, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Śauṇḍa (शौण्ड).—The goldsmith artist in the service of the courtesan Līlāvatī; he helped her in making the Lavaṇācala dāna without wages and consequently was born as Dharmamūrti, king of Bṛhatkalpa.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 92. 24.
Śauṇḍā (शौण्डा) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VIII.51.19) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Śauṇḍā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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.
Languages of India and abroad
śauṇḍa (शौंड).—a S Capable, able, clever.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Śauṇḍa (शौण्ड).—a. (-ṇḍī f.) [शुण्डायां सुरायाम् अभिरतः अण् (śuṇḍāyāṃ surāyām abhirataḥ aṇ)]
1) Addicted to drinking, fond of liquor.
2) Excited, intoxicated, drunk &c. (fig.); अनिकृतिनिपुणं ते चेष्टितं मानशौण्ड (anikṛtinipuṇaṃ te ceṣṭitaṃ mānaśauṇḍa) Ve.5.21 'drunk with pride or very proud'.
3) Skilled in (with loc. or in comp.); अक्षशौण्ड, दानशौण्ड (akṣaśauṇḍa, dānaśauṇḍa) &c.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-ṇḍaḥ-ṇḍī-ṇḍaṃ) 1. Drunk, intoxicated. 2. Fond of, addicted to, (as liquor.) 3. Skilful, (with a loc.) as in akṣaśauṇḍa . f. (-ṇḍī) 1. Long-pepper. 2. Another sort, (Piper chavya.) E. śuṇḍā spirituous liquor, aṇ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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