Shuni, aka: Śunī, Suni, Suṇi, Śuni; 6 Definition(s)


Shuni 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 terms Śunī and Śuni can be transliterated into English as Suni or Shuni, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


Śuni (शुनि).—A King of the lunar dynasty. Bhāgavata, 9th Skandha mentions that this King was the son of Vivanava and father of Śruta.

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Śunī (शुनी).—A river from the Ṛṣyavān.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 26.
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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suṇi : (aor. of suṇāti) heard.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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

śunī (शुनी).—f S A bitch.

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sunī (सुनी).—m ( A) A Muhammadan who acknowledges the four successors of Muhammad: opp. to sayā q. v.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śunī (शुनी).—f A bitch.

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sunī (सुनी).—m A sect among Mahommadans.

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

Śuni (शुनि).—A dog.

Derivable forms: śuniḥ (शुनिः).

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Śunī (शुनी).—f. A female dog, a bitch; शुनीमन्वेति श्वा हतमपि च हन्त्येव मदनः (śunīmanveti śvā hatamapi ca hantyeva madanaḥ) Bh.3.18.

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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