Sujana, Su-jana: 18 definitions

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Sujana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Sujana (सुजन).—A son of Bhṛgu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 195. 12.
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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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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

Source: archive.org: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Sujana (सुजन) refers to a “good man”, according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “[...] Those who have thoroughly realized the meaning of the Śāstras declare, according to the Āgamas, that wealth is the fruit of the tree of virtue. A good man (sujana) employs it in charity and in self-enjoyment, and the perfect development of these two is a beautiful result. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Sujana (सुजन) refers to “virtuous persons”, according to the commentary on the 11th century Jñānārṇava (verse 2.4), a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sujana : (m.) a virtuous man.

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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

sujana (सुजन).—m (S) A good man; a person of mild, quiet, correct deportment.

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sujāṇa (सुजाण).—a (su & jāṇa) Knowing, intelligent, well-informed: also sharp, ready, apt, of quick faculties.

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

sujana (सुजन).—m A good man.

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sujāṇa (सुजाण).—a Knowing; ready of quick faculties.

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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

Sujana (सुजन).—a.

1) good, virtuous, respectable.

2) kind, benevolent. (-naḥ) 1 a good or virtuous man, benevolent man.

2) a gentleman.

3) Name of Indra's charioteer.

Sujana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and jana (जन).

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

Sujana (सुजन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) 1. Virtuous, good, respectable. 2. Kind, benevolent. m.

(-naḥ) The charioteer of Indra. E. su good, and jana person.

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

Sujana (सुजन).—m. 1. a virtuous man. 2. a benevolent one. 3. the charioteer of Indra.

Sujana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and jana (जन).

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

Sujana (सुजन).—[masculine] a good man.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Sujana (सुजन) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Śabdaliṅgārthacandrikā lexicon.

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

1) Sujana (सुजन):—[=su-jana] [from su > su-cakra] m. a good or virtuous or kind or benevolent person (man or woman; often confounded with sva-jana), [Rāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Name of the author of the [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

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

Sujana (सुजन):—[su-jana] (naḥ-nā-naṃ) a. Virtuous, benevolent. m. Indra's charioteer.

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

Sujana (सुजन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Suaṇa.

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Sujana 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) Sujana (सुजन) [Also spelled sujan]:—(nm) a gentleman; ~[] gentlemanliness.

2) Sujāna (सुजान) [Also spelled sujan]:—(a) wise, learned; hence ~[] (nf).

3) Sūjana (सूजन) [Also spelled sujan]:—(nf) swelling, inflammation.

4) Sūjanā (सूजना):—(v) to swell; [sūjā huā] swollen.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Sujāṇa (सुजाण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Sujña.

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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

Sujana (ಸುಜನ):—[adjective] polite and gracious; considerate toward others; well-mannered.

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Sujana (ಸುಜನ):—[noun] a polite, well-mannered man.

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Sujāṇa (ಸುಜಾಣ):—[noun] a clever, intelligent man.

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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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