Shnu, Śnu: 6 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Śnu can be transliterated into English as Snu or Shnu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Śnu (श्नु).—A vikarana or a conjugational sign to be placed after the roots headed by सु (su) (i.e. roots of the fifth conjugation) as also after the root श्रु (śru) when श्रु (śru) is to be changed into शृ (śṛ), and the roots अक्ष् (akṣ) and तक्ष् (takṣ); e.g. सुनोति, सुनुते (sunoti, sunute); cf. स्वादिभ्यः श्नुः (svādibhyaḥ śnuḥ) P.III. l.73. It is also added optionally with श्ना (śnā) to the roots स्तम्भ्, स्तुम्भ् (stambh, stumbh) etc. See श्ना (śnā).

context information

Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śnu (श्नु).—A technical term used by Pāṇini for नु (nu), the sign of the 5th class of roots.

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Snu (स्नु).—2 P. (snauti, snuta)

1) To drip, trickle, fall in drops, distil, drop, ooze or run out, leak out,

2) To flow, stream.

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Snu (स्नु).—m., n.

1) Table-land.

2) Top, surface (in general). (This word has no forms for the first five inflections and is optionally substituted for sānu after acc. dual).

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Snu (स्नु).—f. A sinew, tendon, muscle.

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

Ṣṇu (ष्णु).—r. 2nd cl. (-snauti) To distil, to drop, to ooze or leak.

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Snu (स्नु).—mn. (-snuḥ-snu) 1. Table-land, the level summit or edge of a mountain. 2. Top, surface in general; this word has no forms for the first five cases; according to Vopadeva it is an optional substitute for sānu. f.

(-snuḥ) A sinew, tendon, muscle. E. ṣṇu to trickle, (the water or snow from it,) ḍu aff.; or ṣṇā to bathe, ku Unadi aff.

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

Snu (स्नु).—1. snauti [participle] snuta distil, drop, flow ([especially] of the mother’s breast or milk).

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Snu (स्नु).—2. (—°) v. ghṛtasnu.

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Snu (स्नु).—3. [neuter] surface, top ( = sānu).

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

1) Śnu (श्नु):—(in gram.) a technical term for the affix nu (added to the root in the 5th class of verbs).

2) Snu (स्नु):—1. snu (cf. √1. snā) [class] 2. [Parasmaipada] ([Dhātupāṭha xxiv, 29]) snauti ([according to] to [Vopadeva] also snute; only in [present tense] base; [grammar] also [perfect tense] suṣṇāva, suṣṇuve; [future] snotā or snavitā etc.),

2) —to drip, distil, trickle, emit fluid, yield milk, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa] (cf. pra-√snu) :—[Causal] snāvayati ([Aorist] asuṣṇavat) [grammar]:—[Desiderative] of [Causal] sisnāvayiṣati or susnāvayiṣati, [ib.] :—[Desiderative] susnūṣati, [ib.] :—[Intensive] soṣṇūyate, siṣṇavīti, soṣṇoti, [ib.] cf. [Greek] νέω, νεύσομαι.

3) 2. snu (ifc.) dripping, trickling, sprinkling (See ghṛta-snu).

4) 3. snu n. ([according to] to [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] also m. abridged [from] sānu and occurring only in [instrumental case] [ablative] sg., snunā, snos ; and in [instrumental case] [locative case] [plural] snubhis, snuṣu) the level summit or edge of a mountain, table-land, surface, height, [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

5) 4. snu f. = snāyu, a sinew, tendon, muscle (only occurring in snu-tas, ‘from the sinews or muscles’), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

6) 5. snu a Kṛd-anta affix to roots forming adjectives expressive of an aptitude to do what is implied by the root, [Vopadeva]

context information

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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