Shubhra, Śubhra: 14 definitions

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Shubhra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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 term Śubhra can be transliterated into English as Subhra or Shubhra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Śubhra (शुभ्र).—The father of Vaikuṇṭha Hari.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 5. 4.

1b) Took part in Devāsura war between Bali and Indra. Fought with Bhadrakālī.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 10. 21 and 31.

1c) A son of Vasudeva and Rohiṇī.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 165; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 163.
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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Śubhra.—(IA 17), used to indicate the bright fortnight. Note: śubhra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śubhra (शुभ्र).—a (S) White.

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śubhrā (शुभ्रा).—m (śubhra White.) A cant name for a rupee,--shiner, white boy.

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

śubhra (शुभ्र).—a White.

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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

Śubhra (शुभ्र).—a. [śubh-rak Uṇ.2.13] Shining, bright, radiant; बलानि राज्ञां शुभ्राणि प्रहृष्टानि चकाशिरे (balāni rājñāṃ śubhrāṇi prahṛṣṭāni cakāśire) Rām.1.18.4.

2) White; पश्यति पित्तोपहतः शशिशुभ्रं शङ्खमपि पीतम् (paśyati pittopahataḥ śaśiśubhraṃ śaṅkhamapi pītam) K. P.1; R.2.69.

-bhraḥ 1 The white colour.

2) Sandal (said to be n.).

3) Heaven.

-bhram 1 Silver.

2) Talc.

3) Rocksalt.

4) Green vitriol.

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Śubhrā (शुभ्रा).—

1) The Ganges.

2) A crystal.

3) Bamboomanna.

4) Alum.

5) Sugar.

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

Śubhra (शुभ्र).—mfn.

(-bhraḥ-bhrā-bhraṃ) 1. White. 2. Shining. m.

(-bhraḥ) 1. White, (the colour.) 2. Sandal. n.

(-bhraṃ) 1. Talc. 2. Silver. 3. Green vitriol. 4. Rock-salt. 5. Sandal. f.

(-bhrā) 1. The Ganges. 2. Crystal. 3. Bamboo-manna. E. śubh to shine, rak aff.

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

Śubhra (शुभ्र).—[śubh + ra], I. adj. 1. White, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 53; [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 4, 17. 2. Shining, bright, Chr. 291, 3 = [Rigveda.] i. 85, 3; [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 252. Ii. m. 1. White (the colour). 2. Sandal, [Padma-Purāṇa, (ed. Wollheim.)] 3, 4. Iii. f. . 1. The Ganges. 2. Crystal. 3. Bambu manna. Iv. n. 1. Silver. 2. Talc.

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

Śubhra (शुभ्र).—[adjective] beautiful, shining, white, pure, clear (also of sounds).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Śubhra (शुभ्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. Padyāvalī.

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

1) Śubhra (शुभ्र):—[from śubh] mf(ā)n. radiant, shining, beautiful, splendid, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] clear, spotless (as fame), [Pañcatantra]

3) [v.s. ...] bright-coloured, white, [Manu-smṛti; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] m. white (the colour), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] sandal, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] heaven, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] Name of a man [gana] kurv-ādi

8) [v.s. ...] of the husband of Vikuṇṭhā and father of Vaikuṇṭha, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

9) [v.s. ...] of a poet, [Catalogue(s)]

10) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a people, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

11) Śubhrā (शुभ्रा):—[from śubhra > śubh] f. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) crystal

12) [v.s. ...] bamboo-manna

13) [v.s. ...] alum

14) [v.s. ...] Name of the Ganges

15) Śubhra (शुभ्र):—[from śubh] n. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) silver

16) [v.s. ...] talc

17) [v.s. ...] green vitriol

18) [v.s. ...] rock or fossil salt

19) [v.s. ...] the root of Andropogon Muricatus.

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

Śubhra (शुभ्र):—(bhraḥ) 1. m. White colour; sandal. n. Talc; silver; green vitriol. 1. f. Ganges; crystal; bambu manna. a. White, shining.

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

Śubhra (शुभ्र) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Subbha.

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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

Śubhra (शुभ्र):—(a) radiant, shining; clear, spotless (as [kīrti]); bright-coloured; white; ~[] radiance; spotlessness; whiteness, brightness.

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