Shighra, Śīghra, Śīghrā: 12 definitions


Shighra 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 Śīghra and Śīghrā can be transliterated into English as Sighra or Shighra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Śīghra (शीघ्र):—Son of Agnivarna (son of Sudarśana). He had a son named Maru. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.12.5)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śīghra (शीघ्र).—A King of the Solar dynasty. In Bhāgavata, 9th Skandha, it is said that he was the son of Agnipūrṇa and father of Maru.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śīghra (शीघ्र).—The son of Agnivarṇa and father of Maru.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 2. 5; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 210; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 210; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 4. 108.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Śīghrā (शीघ्रा) refers to the name of a River mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.28). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Śīghrā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Śīghra (शीघ्र).—The inequality in a planet's orbital motion that depends on its position with respect to the Sun, analogous to synodic anomaly; (lit., fast). Note: Śīghra is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śīghra (शीघ्र).—a (S) Quick, fleet, speedy. 2 Used as ad Quickly, swiftly.

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

śīghra (शीघ्र).—a Quick. ad Quickly.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śīghra (शीघ्र).—a. Quick, rapid, speedy; विभ्रन्मणि मण्डलचारशीघ्रः (vibhranmaṇi maṇḍalacāraśīghraḥ) V.5.2; शीघ्रकृत्यम् (śīghrakṛtyam) 'urgent business'; Pt.3.17.

-ghram Conjunction or parallax (in astr.).

-ghram ind. Quickly, swiftly, rapidly.

-ghrā Croton polyandrum (dantī).

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

Śīghra (शीघ्र).—mfn.

(-ghraḥ-ghrā-ghraṃ) Quick, speedy. m.

(-ghraḥ) (In astronomy,) Parallax. n. Adv.

(-ghraṃ) Quickly, swiftly. E. śigh to smell, rak aff., deriv. irr.

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

Śīghra (शीघ्र).—adj. 1. Quick, speedy, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 140 (maṇḍala-śīghra-cāra, Turning round quickly). 2. Violent, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 52. 3. ºram, adv. Swiftly, [Pañcatantra] 128, 4. Comparat. ºratara + m, adv. As quickly as possible, [Pañcatantra] 88, 6.

— Cf. [Anglo-Saxon.] higian, To make haste;

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

Śīghra (शीघ्र).—[adjective] quick, speedy; śīghram & śīghreṇa [adverb]

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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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