Sugama, Su-gama: 6 definitions

Introduction

Sugama means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Kavya (poetry)

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Sugama (सुगम) was a soldier in Sunītha and Sūryaprabha’s army whose strength is considered as equaling a sevenfold-power warrior (saptaguṇaratha), according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 47. Accordingly, as the Asura Maya explained the arrangement of warriors in Sunītha’s army: “... [Sugama, and others] are considered warriors of sevenfold power”.

The story of Sugama was narrated by the Vidyādhara king Vajraprabha to prince Naravāhanadatta in order to relate how “Sūryaprabha, being a man, obtain of old time the sovereignty over the Vidyādharas”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Sugama, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

context information

Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sugama (सुगम).—a (S) Easy of access or passage, literally, or of acquisition, attainment, or performance. 2 Of kindly operation and easy passage; that does not confine or bind;--used of a medicine. 3 Of easy interpretation or apprehension;--as a book, science, subject.

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

sugama (सुगम).—a Easy of access or passage. Of easy interpretation-a book, science &c.

context information

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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sugama (सुगम).—a.

1) easy of access, accessible.

2) easy.

3) plain, intelligible.

Sugama is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and gama (गम).

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

Sugama (सुगम).—mfn.

(-maḥ-mā-maṃ) 1. Accessible, good, (as a road.) 2. Easy, practicable. 3. Plain, intelligible. E. su well, ready, and gama going.

context information

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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