Suhrida, Suhṛda, Su-hrida: 7 definitions

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Suhrida means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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 Suhṛda can be transliterated into English as Suhrda or Suhrida, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Suhṛda (सुहृद) refers to a “friend”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.28. Accordingly as Satī said to Śiva:—“[...] O lord of Devas, how is it that a visit to my father’s great sacrifice does not appeal to you? Please explain to me fully, O lord. This is the duty of friends (suhṛda) that they shall frequently associate with their friends. O great lord, friends always do what increases the pleasures of their friends”.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Suhṛda (सुहृद) [=Suhṛd?] refers to “friends”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 2), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “[...] The evils of bad dreams, of sad thoughts, of ill omens and of evil deeds and the like will vanish immediately when one hears of the moon’s motion among the stars. Neither the father nor the mother nor the relations nor friends [i.e., suhṛd] of a prince will desire so much his well being and that of his subjects as a true Jyotiṣaka”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Suhṛda (सुहृद).—a friend.

Derivable forms: suhṛdaḥ (सुहृदः).

Suhṛda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and hṛda (हृद).

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

Suhṛda (सुहृद):—[from su-hṛd] m. ‘a friend’, Name of Śiva, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German]

Suhrida 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Suhṛda (सुहृद):—(a) friendly, loving; (nm) a friend.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Suhṛda (ಸುಹೃದ):—[noun] = ಸುಹೃತ್ತು - [suhrittu -] 1 & 2.

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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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