Shubhanga, Śubhāṅga, Shubha-anga, Subhaṅga, Su-bhanga, Shubhamga: 10 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Śubhāṅga can be transliterated into English as Subhanga or Shubhanga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shubhanga in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Śubhāṅga (शुभाङ्ग) refers to “having an auspicious body”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.20 (“The celebration of Gaṇeśa’s marriage”).—Accordingly, as Nārada said to Kārttikeya (son of Śiva): “[...] After driving you out under the pretext of circumambulating the earth, they have celebrated the excellent and auspicious marriage of Gaṇeśa. By this marriage that was celebrated, Gaṇeśa has obtained two wives joyously. They are the excellent daughters of Prajāpati Viśvarūpa. He has begot of his two wives of auspicious body (śubhāṅga) two sons, Kṣema of Siddhi and Lābha of Buddhi. They bestow happiness on every one. [...]”.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Shubhanga in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Subhanga in India is the name of a plant defined with Aglaia odoratissima in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Aglaia affinis Merrill (among others).

2) Subhanga is also identified with Cocos nucifera It has the synonym Calappa nucifera (L.) Kuntze (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Kew Chromosome Conference (1995)
· Bijdragen tot de flora van Nederlandsch Indië (1825)
· Diss. de Sagu (1757)
· Ann. Allergy Asthma Immunol. (2007)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2005)
· London Journal of Botany (1845)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shubhanga in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śubhāṅga (शुभाङ्ग).—a. handsome. (-ṅgī) 1 a handsome woman.

2) Name of Rati, wife of Cupid.

3) Name of the wife of Kubera.

Śubhāṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śubha and aṅga (अङ्ग).

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Subhaṅga (सुभङ्ग).—the cocoa-nut tree.

Derivable forms: subhaṅgaḥ (सुभङ्गः).

Subhaṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and bhaṅga (भङ्ग).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Śubhāṅga (शुभाङ्ग).—name of a Tuṣitakāyika god: Lalitavistara 124.11.

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

Śubhāṅga (शुभाङ्ग).—mfn.

(-ṅgaḥ-ṅgī-ṅgaṃ) Handsome, elegant. f. (-ṅgī) 1. The wife of Kama. 2. The wife of Kuvera. 3. A handsome woman. E. śubha handsome, and aṅga body.

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Subhaṅga (सुभङ्ग).—mfn.

(-ṅgaḥ-ṅgā-ṅgaṃ) Separating or dividing easily. m.

(-ṅgaḥ) The cocoanut-tree. E. su, and bhaṅga breaking.

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

Śubhāṅga (शुभाङ्ग).—[adjective] fair-limbed (Śiva); [feminine] ī a woman’s name.

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

1) Śubhāṅga (शुभाङ्ग):—[from śubha > śubh] mfn. handsome-limbed (applied to Śiva), [Śivagītā, ascribed to the padma-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Tuṣita-kāyika Deva-putra, [Lalita-vistara]

3) [v.s. ...] of a lexicographer ([varia lectio] śubhāṅka,), [Catalogue(s)]

4) Subhaṅga (सुभङ्ग):—[=su-bhaṅga] [from su > su-pakva] mfn. easily broken, brittle, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] m. the cocoa-nut tree, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Subhaṅga (सुभङ्ग):—[su-bhaṅga] (ṅgaḥ-ṅgā-ṅgaṃ) m. The cocoanut tree. a. Easily dividing.

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Shubhanga 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shubhanga in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śubhāṃga (ಶುಭಾಂಗ):—[noun] a handsome man.

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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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