Shonita, Soṇita, Śoṇita, Sonita: 12 definitions

Introduction

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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

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 Ayurvedic literature such as the Suśruta-saṃhitā and the Caraka-saṃhitā.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śoṇita (शोणित).—A son of Śūra.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 138; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 136.
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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

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

soṇita : (nt.) blood.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

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

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śōṇita (शोणित).—n S Blood.

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śōṇita (शोणित).—a S Blood-colored.

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

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

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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

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Śoṇīta (शोणीत).—m.c. for Sanskrit śoṇita, blood: Lalitavistara 208.14 (verse); also AMg. soṇīya, Ācār. (Schubring) 39.10 (Smith, see § 1.38 fn. 15, p. 12).

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

Śoṇita (शोणित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Red, crimson, purple. n.

(-taṃ) 1. Blood. 2. Saffron. E. śoṇa redness, itac aff.

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

Śoṇita (शोणित).—i. e. śoṇa + ita, I. adj. Red, crimson, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 2, 39. Ii. n. 1. Blood, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 32. 2. Saffron.

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

Śoṇita (शोणित).—[neuter] blood; [abstract] tva [neuter]

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

1) Śoṇita (शोणित):—[from śoṇ] mfn. red, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] n. (ifc. f(ā). ) blood (also [plural]), [Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra] etc. etc.

3) [v.s. ...] n. the sap of trees, resin, [Suśruta]

4) [v.s. ...] saffron, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

5) Śonita (शोनित):—śonāya, śonita, incorrect for śoṇāya, ṇita.

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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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