Shucika, aka: Sūcikā, Śucikā, Sucika, Sūcika; 9 Definition(s)


Shucika 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 Śucikā can be transliterated into English as Sucika or Shucika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shuchika.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Śucikā (शुचिका).—An Apsaras. She had participated in Arjuna’s birth festival. (Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 122, Verse 62).

2) Sūcikā (सूचिका).—A figure of the giantess Karkkaṭī. (See under Brahmā, Para 12).

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śucikā (शुचिका).—An Apsaras.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 6.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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sūcikā : (f.) a bolt; a table of contents.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Sūcikā, (f.) (fr. sūci) 1. a needle; (fig.) hunger Pv. II, 83; PvA. 107.—2. a small bolt to a door Vin. II, 120, 148. ‹-› sūcik’aṭṭha whose bones are like needles (?) Pv III, 23; PvA. 180 (sūcigātā ti vā pāṭho. Vijjhanatthena sūcikā ti laddhanāmāya khuppipāsāya ajjhāpīḷitā. Sūcikaṇṭhā ti keci paṭhanti. Sūcichiddasadisā mukhadvārā ti attho). (Page 721)

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

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sūcikā (सूचिका) [or सूची, sūcī].—f S A needle. Pr. sūcī pravēśē musalapravēśaḥ 2 A table of contents, an index: also a catalogue or list. 3 Introductory statements or notices; any preamble or preface. 4 In astronomy. The earth's disc in computing eclipses. 5 A cone; a pyramid; an elephant's trunk; a wedge-form phalanx or column; any body or any figure converging to a point or an edge.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sūcikā (सूचिका).—f A needle. An index; a list. A preamble. A cone.

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

Sūcika (सूचिक).—A tailor.

Derivable forms: sūcikaḥ (सूचिकः).

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Sūcikā (सूचिका).—[sūci svārthe ka]

1) A needle.

2) An elephant's trunk.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śucika (शुचिक).—adj. (= AMg. suiga; Sanskrit śuci), clean: saṃkāra-dhānaṃ śucikaṃ (m.c. ?) karoti SP 114.4 (verse).

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Sūcika (सूचिक).—(-sūcika), ifc. Bhvr. (Sanskrit sūci plus -ka Bhvr.), having [Page604-b+ 71] …needles: kuryād vajraṃ triśūcikam (so text) Mmk 140.15 (verse).

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Sūcikā (सूचिका).—(= sūcī, and compare sūcaka 1), lit. needle, = trans- verse bar of a railing or balustrade: Mvy 5590 = Tibetan śar bu, śar ba; sauvarṇasya pādakasya (q.v., 2) rūpyamayī °kā ālambanam adhiṣṭhānakaṃ cābhūṣi Mv i.194.20, similarly 195.1, 4; iii.227.7 ff.; Senart's note i.529 seems not quite right; each upright pillar (pāda, pādaka) in the railing had a crossbar (sūcikā) of a particular material as its ‘support and prop’ (ālambana 3, adhiṣṭhāna 4, °naka).

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

Sūcika (सूचिक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A tailor. f.

(-kā) 1. An elephant’s trunk. 2. A needle. E. sūci a needle, ṭhak aff., or kan added to the last.

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