Shuci, aka: Suci, Sūci, Śuci, Sūcī; 21 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Śuci can be transliterated into English as Suci or Shuci, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shuchi.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

1) Śuci (शुचि) is the Sanskrit name of one of Bharata’s sons, mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra 1.26-33. After Brahmā created the Nāṭyaveda (nāṭyaśāstra), he ordered Bharata to teach the science to his (one hundred) sons. Bharata thus learned the Nāṭyaveda from Brahmā, and then made his sons study and learn its proper application. After their study, Bharata assigned his sons (eg., Śuci) various roles suitable to them.

2) Sūcī (सूची).—One of the 108 karaṇas (minor dance movement) mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 4. It can also be spelled as Saṃnata (संनत). The instructions for this sūcī-karaṇa is as follows, “a Kuñcita foot to be raised and put forward on the ground, and the two hands to be in harmony with the performance.”.

A karaṇa represents a minor dance movements and combines sthāna (standing position), cārī (foot and leg movement) and nṛttahasta (hands in dancing position).

3) Sūcī (सूची) refers to a one of the thirty-two cārīs, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 11. The Sūcī-cārī is classified as a ākāśikī, or “aerial”, of which there are sixteen in total. The term cārī  refers to a “dance-step” and refers to the simultaneous movement of the feet (pāda), shanks (jaṅghā) and the hip (ūru). From these cārīs proceed dance as well as movements in general.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

One of the Twenty-eight Single Hands (hasta):—Sūci (needle): the forefinger of the Kaṭaka-mukha hand isupraised. Usage: one, Parabrahmā, demonstration, one hundred, sun, city, world, saying “Thus”, or “What?”, “He”,fan, threatening, pining away, rod, the body, astonishment,braid of hair, umbrella, capability, down (roma), beating the drum, turning the potter’s wheel, wheel, circle, explanation, evening.

According to another book: same definition. It originates from Brahmā, when he said “I am unique.” Its sage is the sun, its race Deva, its colour white, its patron deity Viśvakarmā. Usage: boastings, truth-telling, pointing to a distant country, life, going in front, one, the twihghts, solitude, lotus stalk, saying “Sadhu”, looking at things, saying “Thus”, world, Parabrahmā, unity, rod, turning a wheel, sun, sunrise and sunset, arrow, secret, hero (nāyaka), śilī-mukha arrow, saying “What?”, saying “He”, metal, handle, threatening, addressing inferiors, listening, yearning for the beloved, recollection, nose, beak, white colour, vision.

Source: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

1) Sūci (सूचि).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with the feet (pāda);—Instructions: the [right foot with its] heel raised resting on the big toe and the left foot in the natural position constitute the Sūcī feet. (Uses): in dance and playing the Nūpura.

2) Sūcī (सूची).—A type of aerial (ākāśikī) dance-step (cārī);—Instructions: a Kuñcita foot thrown up and brought above the knee of the remaining foot and then to let it fall on its fore part.

Source: Natya Shastra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

1) Śuci (शुचि):—Son of Śatadyumna (son of Bhānumān). He had a son named Sanadvāja. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.13.22)

2) Śuci (शुचि):—Son of Śuddha (son of Anenā). He had a son called Dharmasārathi. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.7.11)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

1) Śuci (शुचि).—A deva (god) who was born in Agnivaṃśa. This Śuci was the son of Agnideva who was the eldest son of Brahmā, and his wife Svāhā. Śuci had two brothers by name Pāvaka and Pavamāna. These brothers had fortyfive sons. They are also known as "Agnis". Thus there are on the whole fortynine Agnis, including the father, three sons and their fortyfive children. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Part 1, Chapter 10).

2) Śuci (शुचि).—Cākṣuṣa was a son of Manu. Ten sons were born to Manu by his wife, Naḍvalā. They were, Kuru, Puru, Śatadyumna, Tapasvī, Satyavān, Śuci, Agniṣṭoma, Atirātra, Sudyumna and Abhimanyu. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Part 1, Chapter 13).

3) Śuci (शुचि).—There is a passage in Chapter 19 of Agni Purāṇa which says that Kaśyapa Prajāpati had six daughters by his wife Tāmrā, who were, Kākā, Śyenī, Bhāsī, Gṛddhrikā, Śuci and Grīvā and that different classes of birds took their source from them.

4) Śuci (शुचि).—A King of the Solar dynasty. From Bhāgavata, 9th Skandha we learn that he was the son of Śakradyumna and the father of Vanadvāja.

5) Śuci (शुचि).—In Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 8, Verse 14, there is a reference to a King Śuci who worships Yama, the son of Sūrya, in Yama’s assembly.

6) Śuci (शुचि).—The leader of a band of merchants. It was he who met and comforted Damayantī who lost her way in the forest after Nala left her. (Vana Parva, Chapter 64, Verse 127).

7) Śuci (शुचि).—One of the sons of Viśvāmitra. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 4, Verse 54).

8) Śuci (शुचि).—A son of Bhṛgu Maharṣi. (Mahābhārata, Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 55, Verse 128).

9) Śuci (शुचि).—A Maharṣi born in the family of Aṅgiras. By a curse of Vasiṣṭha, this Maharṣi was born as a mortal, as the son of King Vijitāśva. (Bhāgavata, 4th Skandha).

10) Sūci (सूचि).—The son of Suddha and the grandson of Anenas. Trikalpava was the son of Sūci. (Bhāgavata, 4th Skandha).

11) Sūcī (सूची).—(needle) Iron needle is Purāṇically important. There is a story connecting the iron-needle of Bhārata and Vibhīṣaṇa as follows:—

Having killed Rāvaṇa, Śrī Rāma anointed Vibhīṣaṇa as the King of Laṅkā and returned to Ayodhyā. During the reign of Vibhīṣana, Laṅkā reached the highest stage of prosperity. Among the five metals, only gold was seen in Laṅkā. At this stage Vibhīṣaṇa got an iron needle from Bhārata. He kept it as a rare and valuable treasure, in his palace.

Vibhīṣaṇa who was an ardent devotee of Śrī Rāma used to cross the sea, come to Rāmeśvara-temple and offer flower at the feet of Śrī Rāma, every day. Flower was brought in a big golden pot. Once Vibhīṣaṇa placed the golden pot in the courtyard of the temple and went in with the flower. After the worship, Vibhīṣaṇa came out and taking the pot on his head returned to Laṅkā. Being immersed in the thought of Śrī Rāma, Vibhīṣaṇa did not look inside the pot. After reaching the palace he looked into the pot and saw a Brahmin sleeping in it. He was very pleased to see the Brahmin. So after welcoming him with hospitality, he brought the box in which he had kept the most precious treasure and placed it before the Brahmin who returned with the box to Bhārata. He eagerly opened the box and saw only an iron needle in it. The consternation of the Brahmin need only be imagined.

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Śuci (शुचि).—(Śaura) a son of Agni and Svāhā; of Asuras and Gandharvas; had 14 sons all Yajña agnis; father of Haryavāhana and Āyu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 1. 60; Vāyu-purāṇa 29. 2, 36, 41; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 12. 3, 38; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 10. 15.

1b) A son of Vijitāśva, and an Agni in previous birth; born thus because of Vasiṣṭha's curse.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 24. 4.

1c) Indra of the epoch of the fourteenth Manu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 13. 34; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 42.

1d) A sage of the epoch of the fourteenth Manu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 13. 34; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 44.

1e) A son of Śatadyumna, and father of Sanadvāja (Urjā, Viṣṇu-purāṇa).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 13. 22; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 5. 30.

1f) A son of Śuddha, and father of Trikakut.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 17. 11.

1g) A son of Vipra, and father of Kṣema (Kṣemya, Viṣṇu-purāṇa).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 47-48; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 23. 5-6.

1h) A son of Andhaka.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 19; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 12.

1i) The month sacred to Varuṇa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 11. 36; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 13. 9; Vāyu-purāṇa 30. 8.

1j) The fire with the sun; has 1000 nāḍis taking water from rivers, mountains and pools; of these 400 pour out rain, 300 dew, 300 heat—all for the benefit of man and gods.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 24. 11, 24, 33; Vāyu-purāṇa 53, 7, 17, 20-21; 62. 188.

1k) A Ṛṣika who became a sage by satya.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 102.

1l) A Sudhāmāna god.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 27.

1m) A Vaikuṇṭha god.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 57.

1n) A son of Raivata Manu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 63.

1o) A son of Bhṛgu, and a deva.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 1. 89.

1p) A son of Satyaka.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 116.

1q) A Bṛhadratha; ruled for 58 years.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 115; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 302.

1r) (Angirasa) a son and sage of the 14th epoch of Bhautya Manu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 113-4; Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 116.

1s) A daughter of Tāmrā and Kaśyapa; mother of swans, cranes, ducks, etc.;1 in the chariot of Tripura.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 6. 30; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 21. 15, 17.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 133. 27.

1t) A son of Auttama Manu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 12.

1u) A son of Vibhu, ruled for 64 years.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 271. 24.

1v) A Saimhikeya.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 19.

1w) A son of Manu and Naḍvalā.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 13. 5.

2) Sūci (सूचि).—(Sūcimukha)—a class of Piśācas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 377, 383.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śuci (शुचि) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIII.4.53, XIII.4) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Śuci) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Sūcī also refers to the name of a River mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.23).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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Dhanurveda (science of warfare)

Sūcī (सूची) refers to a kind of weapon (needle or sharp pointed instrument). It is a Sanskrit word defined in the Dhanurveda-saṃhitā, which contains a list of no less than 117 weapons. The Dhanurveda-saṃhitā is said to have been composed by the sage Vasiṣṭha, who in turn transmitted it trough a tradition of sages, which can eventually be traced to Śiva and Brahmā.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dhanurveda
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Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Sūcī (सूची).—The inner, outer or middle diameter of an annular ring. Note: Sūcī is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Sūcī (सूची) or Sūcīhasta refers to “point” and represents one of the twenty-four gestures with a single hand, as defined according to texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—Accordingly, pratimā-lakṣaṇa (body postures of the icons) is comprised of hand gestures (hasta, mudrā or kai-amaiti), stances/poses (āsanas) and inflexions of the body (bhaṅgas). There are thirty-two types of hands [viz., sūcī-hasta] classified into two major groups known as tolirkai (functional and expressive gestures) and elirkai (graceful posture of the hand).

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Śuci (शुचि, “purity”):—One of the three sons of Agni and his first wife Svāhā. Agni is one of the most important Vedic gods and represents divine illumination.

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Sūci (सूचि) refers to a “needle” and represents one of the items held in the left hand of Heruka: one of the main deities of the Herukamaṇḍala described in the Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Heruka is positioned in the Lotus (padma) at the center; He is the origin of all heroes; He has 17 faces (with three eyes on each) and 76 arms [holding, for example, sūci]; He is half black and half green in color; He is dancing on a flaming sun placed on Bhairava and Kālarātrī.

Source: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala
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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Śuci (शुचि) refers to a class of piśāca deities according to the Digambara tradition of Jainism, while Śvetāmbara does not recognize this class. The piśācas refer to a category of vyantaras gods which represents one of the four classes of celestial beings (devas).

The deities such as the Śucis are defined in ancient Jain cosmological texts such as the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapaṇṇati by Yativṛṣabha (5th century) in the Digambara tradition.

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geogprahy

Sūci.—(LL), sūcī (EI 15), a rail bar. Note: sūci is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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

Pali-English dictionary

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suci : (adj.) pure; clean. (nt.), goodness; a pure thing. || sūci (f.), a needle; a hairpin; a small door-bolt.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Suci, (adj.) (Vedic śuci) pure, clean, white D. I, 4; A. I, 293; Sn. 226, 410.—opp. asuci impure A. III, 226; V, 109, 266.—(nt.) purity, pure things J. I, 22; goodness, merit Dp 245; a tree used for making foot-boards VvA. 8.

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Sūci, (f.) (cp. Sk. sūci; doubtful whether to sīv) a needle Vin. II, 115, 117, 177; S. II, 215 sq. , 257; J. I, 111, 248; Vism. 284 (in simile); a hairpin Th. 2, 254; J. I, 9; a small door-bolt, a pin to secure the bolt M. I, 126; Th. 2, 116; J. I, 360; V, 294 (so for suci); ThA. 117; cross-bar of a rail, railing (cp. BSk. sūcī Divy 221) D. II, 179.

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

śuci (शुचि).—a S Clean, clear, pure, holy, undefiled, lit. fig.

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sūcī (सूची).—a S In comp. That indicates, manifests, makes known. Ex. harṣasūcī, kāmasūcī, lōbhasūcī, khēdasūcī, bhāgyasūcī, daridrasūcī. 2 That pierces.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śuci (शुचि).—a Clean, holy.

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sūcī (सूची).—f A needle. An index; a list. A preamble. A cone.

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sūcī (सूची).—a That indicates, manifests &c. That pierces.

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

Śuci (शुचि).—a. [śuc-ki]

1) Clean, pure, clear; सकलहंसगुणं शुचि मानसम् (sakalahaṃsaguṇaṃ śuci mānasam) Ki.5.13.

2) White; अथ हिमशुचिभस्मभूषितम् (atha himaśucibhasmabhūṣitam) Ki.18.15.

3) Bright, resplendent; प्रभवति शुचिर्बिम्बोद्ग्राहे मणिर्न मृदां चयः (prabhavati śucirbimbodgrāhe maṇirna mṛdāṃ cayaḥ) U.2.4.

4) Virtuous, pious, holy, undefiled, unsullied; अय तु वेत्सि शुचिव्रतमात्मनः (aya tu vetsi śucivratamātmanaḥ) Ś.5.27; पथः शुचेर्दर्शयितार ईश्वराः (pathaḥ śucerdarśayitāra īśvarāḥ) R.3.46; Ki.5.13.

5) Purified, cleansed, hallowed; सुतां तदीयां सुरभेः कृत्वा प्रतिनिधिः शुचिः (sutāṃ tadīyāṃ surabheḥ kṛtvā pratinidhiḥ śuciḥ) R. 1.81; Ms.4.71.

6) Honest, upright, faithful, true, guileless; सभायां वक्ति सामर्षः सावष्टम्भो नरः शुचिः (sabhāyāṃ vakti sāmarṣaḥ sāvaṣṭambho naraḥ śuciḥ) Pt.1. 2.

7) Correct, accurate.

-ciḥ 1 The white colour.

2) Purity, purification.

3) Innocence, virtue, goodness, uprightness.

4) Correctness, accuracy.

5) The condition of a religious student.

6) A pure man.

7) A Brāhmaṇa.

8) The hot season; क्रीडन् परिवृतः स्त्रीभिर्ह्रदिनीमा- विशच्छुचौ (krīḍan parivṛtaḥ strībhirhradinīmā- viśacchucau) Bhāg.4.25.44; उपयवौ विदधन्नवमल्लिकाः शुचिरसौ चिरसौरभसंपदः (upayavau vidadhannavamallikāḥ śucirasau cirasaurabhasaṃpadaḥ) Śi.6.22;1.58; R.3.3; Ku.5.2.

9) The months of (a) Jyeṣṭha; यथोग्ररश्मिः शुचिशुक्रमध्यगः (yathograraśmiḥ śuciśukramadhyagaḥ) Mb.8.79-78 and (b) Āṣāḍha; शुक्रश्चित्रस्वनश्चैव शुचिमासं नयन्त्यमी (śukraścitrasvanaścaiva śucimāsaṃ nayantyamī) Bhāg.12.11.36.

1) A faithful or true friend.

11) The sun.

12) The moon.

13) Fire; शुचीनां हृदयं शुचिः (śucīnāṃ hṛdayaṃ śuciḥ) Mb.12.193.18.

14) The sentiment of love (śṛṅgāra).

15) The planet Venus.

16) The Chitraka tree.

17) Acquittal.

18) An oblation made to fire at the first feeding of an infant.

19) Name of Śiva.

2) The Arka plant.

21) The sky; हंसः शुचिषद् (haṃsaḥ śuciṣad) Kaṭh.5.2.

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Sūci (सूचि) or Sūcī (सूची).—f. [sūcin vā ṅīp]

1) Piercing, perforating.

2) A needle; निमेषादपि कौन्तेय यस्यायुरपचीयते । सूच्येवाञ्जन- चूर्णस्य किमिति प्रतिपालयेत् (nimeṣādapi kaunteya yasyāyurapacīyate | sūcyevāñjana- cūrṇasya kimiti pratipālayet) || Mb.3.35.3.

3) Sharp point or pointed blade (as of Kuśa grass); अभिनवकुशसूच्या परिक्षतं मे चरणम् (abhinavakuśasūcyā parikṣataṃ me caraṇam) Ś.1; so मुखे कुशसूचिबिद्धे (mukhe kuśasūcibiddhe) Ś.4.13.

4) The sharp point or tip of anything; कः करं प्रसारयेत् पन्नगरत्न- -सूचये (kaḥ karaṃ prasārayet pannagaratna- -sūcaye) Ku.5.43.

5) The point of a bud,

6) A kind of military array, a sharp column or file; दण्डव्यूहेन तन्मार्गं यायात् तु शकटेन वा । वराहमकराभ्यां वा सूच्या वा गरुडेन वा (daṇḍavyūhena tanmārgaṃ yāyāt tu śakaṭena vā | varāhamakarābhyāṃ vā sūcyā vā garuḍena vā) Ms. 7.187.

7) A triangle formed by the sides of a trapezium produced till they meet.

8) A cone, pyramid.

9) Indication by gesture, communicating by signs, gesticulation.

1) A particular mode of dancing.

11) Dramatic action.

12) An index, a table of contents.

13) A list, catalogue.

14) The earth's disc in computing eclipses (in astr.).

15) A rail or balustrade.

16) A small door-bolt.

17) A kind of coitus.

Derivable forms: sūciḥ (सूचिः).

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Sūci (सूचि).—m.

1) The son of निषाद (niṣāda) and a वैश्या (vaiśyā).

2) A maker of winnowing baskets &c.

Derivable forms: sūciḥ (सूचिः).

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Sūcī (सूची).—See सूचि (sūci) above.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sūcī (सूची).—(= sūcikā) , transverse bar of a railing or bal-ustrade: Divy 221.8, see s.v. vedikā.

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

Śuci (शुचि).—mfn. (-ciḥ-ciḥ-ci) 1. White. 2. Clean, cleansed, purified. 3. Pure, pious, exempt from passion or vice. 4. Correct, free from fault or error. m.

(-ciḥ) 1. White, (the colour.) 2. Purification by ablution, &c. 3. Judicial acquittal. 4. Mental purity, virtue, goodness. 5. Accuracy, correctness. 6. The condition of the religious student. 7. A faithful and tried minister or friend. 8. The month Ashadha, (June-July.) 9. The month Jyesht'ha, (May- June.) 10. The hot season. 11. The passion or sentiment of love. 12. Siva. 13. The sun. 14. The moon. 15. The planet Venus, or its ruler. 16. A name of fire. 17. A Brahman. 18. Oblation to fire at the first feeding of an infant. E. śuc to purify, Unadi aff. in, and the vowel unchanged; or śuc-ki .

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Sūci (सूचि).—mf. (-ciḥ-cī) 1. A needle. 2. Piercing, perforating. 3. Indication of a passion or feeling by signs, gesture, gesticulation. 4. A mode of dancing. 5. A mode of array, a sharp file or column. 6. A tri- angle formed by the sides of a trapezium produced to the point of meeting. 7. A cone, a pyramid. 8. (In astronomy,) The earth’s disc in computing eclipses. 9. An index, a catalogue. 10. The pointed blade of Kuśa grass. 11. The sharp point of anything. 12. The point of a bud. 13. Dramatic action. E. sūc to make known, aff. in, and ṅīp optionally added; or siv to sew, &c., Unadi aff. caṭ: see sūca .

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