Shuktivadhu, Śuktivadhū, Shukti-vadhu: 2 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Śuktivadhū can be transliterated into English as Suktivadhu or Shuktivadhu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śuktivadhū (शुक्तिवधू).—the pearloyster.

Derivable forms: śuktivadhūḥ (शुक्तिवधूः).

Śuktivadhū is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śukti and vadhū (वधू).

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

Śuktivadhū (शुक्तिवधू):—[=śukti-vadhū] [from śukti > śukta] f. mother of pearl (or the pearl oyster which produces the pearl), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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