Sudaman, Sudāman, Su-daman: 8 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Sudāman (सुदामन्).—The florist of Kaṃsa: welcomed Kṛṣṇa with Rāma and presented them with choice garlands; was blessed with long life and happiness.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 41. 43-52.

1b) Defended the northern gate of Mathurā when it was besieged.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 50. 20[3].
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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sudāman (सुदामन्).—a. one who gives liberally. (-m.)

1) a cloud.

2) a mountain.

3) the sea.

4) Name of Indra's elephant.

5) Name of a very poor Brāhmaṇa who came to Dvārakā with only a small quantity of parched rice as a present to his friend Kṛṣṇa, and was raised by him to wealth and glory.

Sudāman is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and dāman (दामन्).

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

Sudāman (सुदामन्).—m.

(-mā) 1. A cloud. 2. A mountain. 3. Indra'S elephant. 4. The name of a cowherd. 5. The sea. 6. A poor Brahman raised to wealth and honours by Krishna. Adj. One who gives liberally. E. su good, excellent, and dāman a cord.

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

Sudāman (सुदामन्).—[su-dā + man], m. 1. A cloud. 2. A mountain. 3. The sea.

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

Sudāman (सुदामन्).—[adjective] giving liberally; [masculine] (*cloud), a man’s name.

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

1) Sudāman (सुदामन्):—[=su-dāman] [from su > su-tanaya] mfn. giving well, bestowing abundantly, bountiful, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a cloud, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] the sea, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a Gandharva, [Rāmāyaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] of a king of the Daśārṇas, [Mahābhārata]

6) [v.s. ...] of another king ([probably] [wrong reading] for su-dās), [Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti on Manu-smṛti viii, 110]

7) [v.s. ...] of a cowherd attendant on Kṛṣṇa, [Catalogue(s)]

8) [v.s. ...] of a poor Brāhman (who came to Dvārakā to ask Kṛṣṇa’s aid, and was made wealthy by him), [Brahma-purāṇa]

9) [v.s. ...] of a garland-maker (cf. 3. dāman), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

10) [v.s. ...] of Indra’s elephant, Airāvata, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

11) [v.s. ...] of a mountain (?), [Mahābhārata]

12) [v.s. ...] of a river, [Pañcaviṃśa-brāhmaṇa]

13) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a people, [Mahābhārata]

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

Sudāman (सुदामन्):—[su-dāman] (mā) 5. m. A cloud, a mountain; Indra's elephant; name of a cowherd; sea; a poor Brāhman exalted by Krishna.

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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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