Shucigatrata, Śucigātratā, Shuci-gatrata: 2 definitions
Shucigatrata means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Śucigātratā can be transliterated into English as Sucigatrata or Shucigatrata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Shuchigatrata.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Śucigātratā (शुचिगात्रता) or Śucigātra refers to “pure limbs” and represents the twenty-first of the “eighty secondary characteristics” (anuvyañjana) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 83). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., śuci-gātratā). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śucigātratā (शुचिगात्रता):—[=śuci-gātra-tā] [from śuci > śuc] f. the state of having bright limbs (one of the 80 minor marks of a Buddha), [Dharmasaṃgraha 84.]
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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