Shonita, aka: Soṇita, Śoṇita, Sonita; 7 Definition(s)


Shonita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 term Śoṇita can be transliterated into English as Sonita or Shonita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[Shonita in Ayurveda glossaries]

Śoṇita (शोणित) refers to “female genetic prototype”. It is one of the factors in determining the Prakṛti, which is the genetically determined physical and mental constitution of an individual. Also see Śukra, which refers to the “male genetic prototype”. The term is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Suśruta-saṃhitā and the Caraka-saṃhitā.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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[Shonita in Purana glossaries]

Śoṇita (शोणित).—A son of Śūra.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 138; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 136.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Shonita in Pali glossaries]

soṇita : (nt.) blood.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Soṇita, (nt.) (Sk. śoṇita, fr. śoṇa red) blood Th. 2, 467; DA. I, 120; Vism. 259. (Page 724)

(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[Shonita in Marathi glossaries]

śōṇita (शोणित).—n S Blood.

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śōṇita (शोणित).—a S Blood-colored.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śōṇita (शोणित).—n Blood. a Blood-coloured.

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

[Shonita in Sanskrit glossaries]

Śoṇita (शोणित).—a. [śoṇ-itac]

1) Red, purple, crimson.

-ṇam 1 Blood; उपस्थिता शोणितपारणा मे (upasthitā śoṇitapāraṇā me) R.2.39; Ve.1.21; Mu.1.8.

2) Saffron.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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