Shukanasika, Śukanāsikā, Shuka-nasika: 5 definitions



Shukanasika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Śukanāsikā can be transliterated into English as Sukanasika or Shukanasika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

[«previous next»] — Shukanasika in Rasashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Śukanāsikā (शुकनासिका):—One of the sixty-eight Rasauṣadhi, very powerful drugs known to be useful in alchemical processes related to mercury (rasa), according to Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara (chapter 9).

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shukanasika in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śukanāsika (शुकनासिक).—a S Having an aquiline (parrot) nose.

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śukanāsikā (शुकनासिका).—f S (Parrot-nose.) An aquiline or Roman nose.

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

śukanāsika (शुकनासिक).—a Having an aquiline (parrot) nose.

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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

[«previous next»] — Shukanasika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śukanāsikā (शुकनासिका).—an aquiline nose.

Śukanāsikā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śuka and nāsikā (नासिका).

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

1) Śukanāsikā (शुकनासिका):—[=śuka-nāsikā] [from śuka] f. a p°, nose, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

2) [v.s. ...] a nose like that of a p°, [ib.]

3) [v.s. ...] an aquiline n°, [ib.]

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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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