Subhashini, Subhāṣiṇī, Su-bhashini: 3 definitions


Subhashini 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 Subhāṣiṇī can be transliterated into English as Subhasini or Subhashini, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Subhashini in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Subhāṣiṇī (सुभाषिणी) (Cf. Subhāṣin) refers to “she who speaks sweet words”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.13 (“Śiva-Pārvatī dialogue”).—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Pārvatī: “O Pārvatī, O upholder of the Sāṃkhya system, if you say so, O sweet-voiced lady [i.e., subhāṣiṇī], you render me unforbidden service every day. If I am the Brahman, the supreme lord, unsullied by illusion, comprehensible through spiritual knowledge and the master of illusion what will you do then?”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Subhashini in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Subhāṣiṇī (सुभाषिणी) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Kirātārjunīyaṭīkā by Manohara Śarman.

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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

[«previous next»] — Subhashini in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Subhāṣiṇi (ಸುಭಾಷಿಣಿ):—[noun] a woman who speaks correctly and charmingly.

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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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