Shucika, Sūcikā, Śucikā, Sucika, Sūcika: 15 definitions

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Introduction:

Shucika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 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)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śucikā (शुचिका).—An Apsaras.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 6.
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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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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sūcikā : (f.) a bolt; a table of contents.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

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

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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

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

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

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

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Sūcikā (सूचिका).—(= sūcī, and compare sūcaka 1), lit. needle, = trans- verse bar of a railing or balustrade: Mahāvyutpatti 5590 = Tibetan śar bu, śar ba; sauvarṇasya pādakasya (q.v., 2) rūpyamayī °kā ālambanam adhiṣṭhānakaṃ cābhūṣi Mahāvastu 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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English 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: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sūcika (सूचिक).—[sūci + ka], I. m. A tailor. Ii. f. . 1. A needle. 2. An elephant’s trunk.

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

Sūcīka (सूचीक).—[masculine] a stinging insect.

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

1) Śucikā (शुचिका):—[from śuc] f. Name of an Apsaras, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

2) Sūcika (सूचिक):—[from sūc] m. one who lives by his needle, a tailor etc. (cf. saucika), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

3) Sūcikā (सूचिका):—[from sūcika > sūc] a f. See next.

4) [v.s. ...] b f. a needle, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] an elephant’s trunk or proboscis, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

7) [v.s. ...] Name of an Apsaras (cf. śūcikā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) Sūcīka (सूचीक):—[from sūc] m. a stinging insect, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Sūcika (सूचिक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A tailor. 1. f. Elephant’s trunk; a needle.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Śucikā (शुचिका):—(von śuci) f. Nomen proprium einer Apsaras [Mahābhārata 1, 4818.] [Harivaṃśa 14162.]

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Sūcika (सूचिक):—(von sūci)

1) m. gaṇa purohitādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 5, 1, 128.] = saucika Schneider [Śabdaratnāvalī im Śabdakalpadruma] [Vyutpatti oder Mahāvyutpatti 96.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 10, 9.] —

2) f. ā a) Nadel und Elephantenrüssel (vgl. dhara) [Śabdakalpadruma] und [WILSON.] — b) Pandanus odoratissimus [DHANV. 4, 133.] — c) Nomen proprium [Weber’s Verzeichniss 190] (śucikā die Hdschr.: daneben aber sūcī). einer Apsaras (vgl. śucikā) [VYĀḌI] beim Schol. zu [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 183.]

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Sūcīka (सूचीक):—(von sūcī) m. ein stechendes Insect [Ṛgveda 1, 191, 7.]

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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

Sūcikā (सूचिका) [Also spelled suchika]:—(nf) a needle; feminine form of [sūcaka].

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