Shighra, Śīghra, Śīghrā: 20 definitions

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Shighra means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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: archive.org: 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: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Śīghra (शीघ्र) refers to “immediately”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.7.—Accordingly, after the Goddess (Umā/Śivā) incarnated as Pārvatī by becoming the daughter of Menā:—“[...] The superintendent of the harem immediately [i.e., śīghra] informed the king about the birth of Pārvatī which was pleasant and conducive to the work of the gods. To the superintendent of the harem who brought the news, there was nothing which the king could not give even including his royal white umbrella. Accompanied by the chief priest and learned brahmins, the lord of mountains came there and saw the child who shone in her lovely clothes. [...]”.

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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Śīghra (शीघ्र):—Quick, rapid.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Śīghra (शीघ्र) refers to “swift (eloquence)”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “How then, son of good family, is the Bodhisattva supported by the presence of the Buddha as unhindered and uninterrupted eloquence (pratibhāna)? Son of good family, there are the Bodhisattvas’ twenty-four sorts of eloquence. What are those twenty-four? To wit, 1) quick eloquence; 2) swift eloquence (śīghra-pratibhāna); 3) unhindered eloquence; 4) uninterrupted eloquence; 5) eloquence of good explanation; 6) profound eloquence; 7) eloquence in diversity; 8) well-adorned eloquence; 9) unimpaired eloquence; 10) fearless eloquence; 11) eloquence in the explanation of various verses; 12) eloquence concerning the scriptures, parables, and legends; [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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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 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]

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

1) Śīghra (शीघ्र):—mf(ā)n. (of doubtful derivation) quick, speedy, swift, rapid (ghram ind. and ghreṇa ind. quickly, rapidly, fast), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) m. Name of a son of Agni-varṇa, [Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]

3) Name of Vāyu, the wind, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Śīghrā (शीघ्रा):—[from śīghra] f. Croton Polyandrum or Tiglium, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a river, [Mahābhārata]

6) Śīghra (शीघ्र):—n. (in [astronomy]) conjunction ([according to] to other ‘parallax’)

7) the root of Andropogon Muricatus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) = cakrāṅga, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Śīghra (शीघ्र):—(ghraṃ) a. Quick. m. Parallax. n. adv. Quickly, swiftly.

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

Śīghra (शीघ्र) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Siggha.

[Sanskrit to German]

Shighra 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Śīghra (शीघ्र):—(adv) immediately, soon, urgently; promptly, quickly, rapidly, sharp(ly), hurriedly, speedily; ~[gāmī/gati] speedy, fast (moving); ~[pāta] quick ejaculation (in sexual intercourse).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śīghra (ಶೀಘ್ರ):—[adjective] rapid; swift; quick.

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Śīghra (ಶೀಘ್ರ):—

1) [noun] the quality of acting, responding, reacting, moving quickly; quickness; swiftness.

2) [noun] a particular mode or method of shooting arrows.

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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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