Suda, Sūda, Shuda: 21 definitions


Suda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Suda (सुद).—An Apsara gaṇa from winds.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 57.
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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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Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times (artha)

Sūda (सूद, “cook”) is an official title designating one of the seventy-two officers (niyoga) of the Bāhattaraniyogādhipati circle, according to the Inscriptional glossary of Andhra Pradesh (Śāsana-śabdakośāmu). The bāhattaraniyoga-adhipati is the highest executive officer of this circle (including a Sūda). For example: During the reign of Gaṇapatideva, the area extending between Pānagal to Mārjavāḍi was entrusted to Gaṇḍapeṇḍāru Gangayasāhiṇi as Bāhattaraniyogādhipati. Later on, this office was entrusted to Kāyastha Jannigadeva.

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Sūda (सूद) refers to “cooked” (ingredients), according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—Accordingly, the treatment is mentioned as follows: “A drink prepared from butter, curd, salt, honey and Kaṭutraya is the generic treatment for Maṇḍalī snakes. Cooked (sūda) Kadamba mixed with ghee and water must be consumed. White sesame also helps in alleviating this poison. Paste made out of ginger, pepper, long pepper, and salt in equal measures mixed with butter , when applied , forms an efficacious antidote”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Sūda (सूद) refers to a name-ending for place-names according to Pāṇini VI.2.129. Pāṇini also cautions his readers that the etymological meaning of place-names should not be held authoritative since the name should vanish when the people leave the place who gave their name to it.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Suda in India is the name of a plant defined with Annona squamosa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Guanabanus squamosus M. Gómez (among others).

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

· Histoire des plantes de la Guiane Françoise (1775)
· Fitoterapia (2005)
· Monographie de la famille des Anonacées (1817)
· Taxon (1981)
· Isis oder encyclopädische Zeitung (1828)
· Ann. Nutr. Metab. (2005)

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sūda : (m.) a cook.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Sūda, (Sk. sūda; for etym. see sādu) a cook D. I, 51; S. V, 149 sq.; J. V, 292; DA. I, 157; Vism. 150 (in simile); Pv. II, 937, 950. (Page 721)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sudā (सुदा).—a (Properly suddhā a) Pure, mere, simple, sole.

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sūḍa (सूड).—m (śōdha S) Quest, inquiry, investigation; searching or looking after, about, or into. v ghē, kāḍha, lāva, lāga g. of o. & s. 2 Strict reckoning with. v kāḍha, lāva. 3 Abstracting or bringing clearly out (of an account). 4 An account abstracted or epitomized from the village -khatāvaṇī. 5 A beat or portion of performance (upon a drum, tabor, or other musical instrument); a beating or performing as defined and determined by the pause. v māra. 6 Hence Any unintermitted, unpausing action or act; a stretch, strain, spurt, run, go, an unbroken, unbreathing effort. 7 Abridged from sūḍabanda. sūḍa ghēṇēṃ or ugaviṇēṃ g. of o. (To look into; to see after;) i. e. to take revenge or satisfaction for; to make the quest of or inquisition for (an injury or insult).

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

sūḍa (सूड).—m Revenge. Quest. Unbreathing effort. sūḍa ghēṇēṃ-ugaviṇēṃ Take revenge or satisfaction for; make the quest of.

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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

Sūda (सूद).—[sūd-ac]

1) Destroying, destruction, massacre.

2) Pouring out, distilling.

3) A well, spring.

4) A cook.

5) Sauce, soup.

6) Anything seasoned, a prepared dish.

7) Split pease.

8) Mud, mire.

9) Sin, fault.

1) The office of a charioteer.

11) The Lodhra tree.

Derivable forms: sūdaḥ (सूदः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Suda (सुद).—indecl. (m.c. for sudaṃ; compare svidaṃ; § 3.117; = Pali sudaṃ, also suda, see Childers s.v. su; compare su, Sanskrit svid), particle used in prohibitive clause: mā suda (mss. sudha, kuda) khu bhūmipāla kāmavitarko (mss. °kā) Mahāvastu ii.6.10 (verse).

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

Suda (सुद) or Sundati.—1. To beautify. 2. To light. sau0 pa0 saka0 seṭ idit .

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Sudā (सुदा).—Adj. Very bountiful.

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Sūda (सूद).—m.

(-daḥ) 1. A cook. 2. Sauce, seasoning. 3. A made dish, anything seasoned. 4. Split pease. 5. Mud, mire. 6. Destroying, massacre. 7. Distilling. 8. A well, a spring. 9. Sin, fault. E. ṣūd to leak or distil, affs. ac or ghañ .

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

Sūda (सूद).—[sūd + a], m. 1. A cook, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 28, 27. 2. Seasoning. 3. Anything seasoned. 4. Split peas. 5. Mud.

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

Sudā (सुदा).—[adjective] giving well or much; very munificent.

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Sūda (सूद).—[masculine] receptacle of water, well; mud of a dried pool; a kind of soup; cook, [abstract] † [feminine], tva† [neuter]

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

1) Sudā (सुदा):—[=su-dā] [from su > su-tanaya] mfn. giving bountifully, munificent, [Ṛg-veda]

2) Sūḍa (सूड):—(of unknown meaning), [Saṃgīta-sārasaṃgraha]

3) Sūda (सूद):—[from sūd] m. a well, [Ṛg-veda] ([Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska iii, 25])

4) [v.s. ...] the mud of a dried-up pool (others, ‘sweetness, sweet drink’, [especially] ‘milk’), [ib.; Brāhmaṇa; Kāṭhaka]

5) [v.s. ...] ([probably]) a hot spring, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

6) [v.s. ...] a kind of sauce or broth (cf. sūpa), [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

7) [v.s. ...] a cook, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

8) [v.s. ...] Name of a country in Kaśmīra (?), [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

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

Sūda (सूद):—(daḥ) 1. m. A cook; sauce; any thing seasoned; split pease; mud.

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

Śūda (शूद) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Sudda, Sūa.

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Suda 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

1) Śudā (शुदा):——used as an adjectival suffix to impart the meaning of `that which has been (performed) or is accompanied by' (as [rajisṭrī- śudā, śādīśudā]).

2) Sūda (सूद) [Also spelled sud]:—(nm) interest; ~[khora] usurer; usurious; ~[khorī] usury; -[darasūda] compound interest.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Sūḍa (सूड) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit words: Bhañja, Sūd.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sudā (ಸುದಾ):—[adverb] along with; together with.

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Sūda (ಸೂದ):—

1) [noun] a destroying or being destroyed.

2) [noun] a preparing of foods; cooking.

3) [noun] a man whose occupation is cooking food; a cook.

4) [noun] a kind of liquid, vegetable dish used to mix with rice.

5) [noun] any cooked food.

6) [noun] mud mixed with water; slush; soft mud; mire.

7) [noun] a sinful act or deed.

8) [noun] a particular medicinal substance.

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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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