Sucikatahanyaya, aka: Sūcīkaṭāhanyāya, Sūcikaṭāhanyāya, Suci-katahanyaya; 3 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Suchikatahanyaya.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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sūcīkaṭāhanyāya (सूचीकटाहन्याय).—(Rule of the needle and the boiler.) A Sanskrit phrase used as an illustration upon the occasion of two matters of which the one is superlatively simple and easy or altogether insignificant, and the other indefinitely greater, more difficult, or more important, arising at once to be done; and of which it is intended to intimate that the trifling one should be despatched first.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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

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Sūcikaṭāhanyāya (सूचिकटाहन्याय) or Sūcīkaṭāhanyāya (सूचीकटाहन्याय).—see under न्याय (nyāya).

Derivable forms: sūcikaṭāhanyāyaḥ (सूचिकटाहन्यायः), sūcīkaṭāhanyāyaḥ (सूचीकटाहन्यायः).

Sūcikaṭāhanyāya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sūci and kaṭāhanyāya (कटाहन्याय).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sūcikaṭāhanyāya (सूचिकटाहन्याय).—m.

(-yaḥ) The maxim of the needle and the boiler. It is used to denote that, when two matters, (one easy and another difficult,) require attention, the simple one should be despatched first.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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