Shuktija, Śuktija, Shukti-ja: 9 definitions


Shuktija means something in 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 Śuktija can be transliterated into English as Suktija or Shuktija, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Śuktija (शुक्तिज) refers to “pearl oysters”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 12), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The mighty ocean whose waters were swallowed by Agastya, exhibited gems that eclipsed the splendour of the crowns of the Devas [...] It exhibited whales, water elephants, rivers and gems scattered over its bed, and, though deprived of water, presented an appearance splendid as Devaloka. There were also seen, moving to and fro, whales, pearl oysters [i.e., śuktija] and conch shells, and the sea altogether looked like a summer lake with its moving waves, water lilies and swans”.

Jyotisha book cover
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śuktija (शुक्तिज).—a pearl.

Derivable forms: śuktijam (शुक्तिजम्).

Śuktija is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śukti and ja (ज). See also (synonyms): śuktyudbhava.

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

Śuktija (शुक्तिज).—n.

(-jaṃ) A pearl. E. śukti the oyster, and ja born.

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

Śuktija (शुक्तिज).—[śukti-ja] (vb. jan), n. A pearl.

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

Śuktija (शुक्तिज).—[neuter] pearl (oyster-born).

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

Śuktija (शुक्तिज):—[=śukti-ja] [from śukti > śukta] n. ‘oyster-born’, a pearl, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

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

Śuktija (शुक्तिज):—[śukti-ja] (jaṃ) 1. n. A pearl.

[Sanskrit to German]

Shuktija in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śuktija (ಶುಕ್ತಿಜ):—[noun] a smooth, hard, usu. white or bluish-gray, abnormal nacreous growth of various, usu. roundish, shapes, formed around a grain of sand, a parasite or other foreign body within the shell of some oysters and certain other bivalve mollusks, which is used as a gem; a pearl.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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