Sidhu, Sīdhu, Shidhu, Śīdhu: 12 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Śīdhu can be transliterated into English as Sidhu or Shidhu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Sīdhu (सीधु) refers to “molasses rum”. Molasses (black treacle) is a by-product which is produced when refining of sugarcane. Rum is a distilled alcoholic beverage. The term is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā.

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Śīdhu (शीधु) refers to “unboiled juice of sugarcane”, according to the Carakasaṃhitā Sūtrasthāna 27.190 (also, Suśrutasaṃhitā Sūtrasthāna 45.182), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—According to Ayurvedic Saṃhita treatises, intoxicating drinks can be prepared with rice (surā), sugar (śārkara), and unboiled juice of sugarcane (śīdhu). According to Suśruta, in the preparation of these drinks, when surā is used instead of water it was called surāsavā. Liquors were also prepared with madhūka flowers and honey.

Different types of wines are described in the works of Kālidāsa. Madya and madira are described in Ṛtusamhāra, āsava, madhu and śīdhu in Raghuvaṃśa IV.42, vāruṇī in Kumārasaṃbhava and kādambarī in Abhijñānaśākuntala.

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Sīdhu (सीधु):—Fermentation of the sweetening liquids with / without subjecting to heat

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śīdhu (शीधु).—m., n.

1) Any spirituous liquor, rum; ह्रीप्रत्यूहप्रशमकुशलाः शीधवश्चक्रुरासाम् (hrīpratyūhapraśamakuśalāḥ śīdhavaścakrurāsām) Śiśupālavadha 9.87.

2) Wine.

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Sīdhu (सीधु).—m. [sidh-u pṛṣo°] Spirit distilled from molasses, rum; स्फुरदधरसीधवे तव वदनचन्द्रमा रोचयति लोचनचकोरम् (sphuradadharasīdhave tava vadanacandramā rocayati locanacakoram) Gīt. 1; Śiśupālavadha 9.87; R.16.52; ताम्बूलरज्जन्मुखसीधुदानादारक्तबिम्बोऽजनि युक्तमेतत् (tāmbūlarajjanmukhasīdhudānādāraktabimbo'jani yuktametat) Rām. ch.6.15.

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

Śīdhu (शीधु).—mn. (-dhuḥ-dhu) Rum, distilled from molasses. E. śī to sleep, or rest, Unadi aff. dhuk .

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Sīdhu (सीधु).—m.

(-dhuḥ) Spirit, distilled from molasses, rum. E. See śīdhu, the sibilant being changed.

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

Śīdhu (शीधु).—m. and n. Rum distilled from molasses, intoxicating spirits, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 87; wine, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 3322 (cf. sīdhu).

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Sīdhu (सीधु).—m. Spirit distilled from molasses, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 6, 33; [Indralokāgamana] 5, 13.

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

Sīdhu (सीधु).—[masculine] rum or any similar spirit; [figuratively] = nectar.

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

1) Śīdhu (शीधु):—etc. See sīdhu.

2) Sīdhu (सीधु):—m. ([cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] also f. and n.; less correctly śīdhu, of unknown derivation) spirituous liquor distilled from molasses, rum (or any similar spirit, also [figuratively] = ‘nectar’), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

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

1) Śīdhu (शीधु):—[(dhuḥ-dhu)] 2. m. n. Rum.

2) Sīdhu (सीधु):—(dhuḥ) 2. m. Spirits distilled from molasses, rum.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Sīdhu (सीधु) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sīhu.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sidhu 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

Śīdhu (ಶೀಧು):—[noun] an alcoholic liquor.

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Sīdhu (ಸೀಧು):—[noun] a kind of alcoholic liquor as rum, distilled from molasses.

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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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