Snusha, Snuṣā: 14 definitions


Snusha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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 Snuṣā can be transliterated into English as Snusa or Snusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

Snuṣā (स्नुषा, “daughter-in-law”).—One of the Eleven Hands denoting Relationships.—(Instructions:) Following the last, the Strī hand is shown with the right.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Snuṣā (स्नुषा) denotes the ‘daughter-in-law’ in relation primarily to her father-in-law, but also to her mother-in-law. In the latter sense the word appears in the Rigveda in the epithet susnuṣā,

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Snusha in India is the name of a plant defined with Opuntia stricta in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cactus strictus Haw. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Current Science (1980)
· Pl. Succ. Hist. (1799)
· Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club (1916)
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1980)
· Supplementum Plantarum Succulentarum (1819)
· Hortus mortolensis (1912)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

snuṣā (स्नुषा).—f S A daughter in law.

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

snuṣā (स्नुषा).—f A daughter-in-law.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Snuṣā (स्नुषा).—A daughter-in-law; समुपास्यत पुत्रभोग्यया स्नुषयेवाविकृतेन्द्रियः श्रिया (samupāsyata putrabhogyayā snuṣayevāvikṛtendriyaḥ śriyā) R.8.14;15.72.

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

Snuṣā (स्नुषा).—f.

(-ṣā) 1. A daughter-in-law. 2. The milk-hedge-plant. E. ṣṇu to distil, Unadi aff. sak .

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

Snuṣā (स्नुषा).—f. 1. A daughter-inlaw, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 15, 8. 2. The milkhedge plant.

— Cf. [Old High German.] snur; A. S. snóru; [Latin] nurus; .

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

Snuṣā (स्नुषा).—[feminine] daughter-in-law.

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

1) Snuṣā (स्नुषा):—f. (accord. to some connected with sūnu) the son’s wife, a daughter-in-law, [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.

2) the spurge plant (= snuhī), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) cf. [Greek] νυός; [Latin] nurus; [Slavonic or Slavonian] snŭcha; [Anglo-Saxon] snoru; [German] snura, snur, Schnur.

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

Snuṣā (स्नुषा):—(ṣā) 1. f. A daughter-in-law; the milk-hedge plant, Euphorbia.

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

Snuṣā (स्नुषा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ṇusā, Ṇohā, Ṇhusā, Suṇhā.

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Snusha 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Snuṣā (स्नुषा):—(nf) daughter-in-law, son’s wife.

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