Sukumari, Sukumārī, Su-kumari: 8 definitions


Sukumari means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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)

[«previous next»] — Sukumari in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Sukumārī (सुकुमारी).—One of the seven major rivers in Śākadvīpa, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 86. Śākadvīpa is one of the seven islands (dvīpa), ruled over by Medhātithi, one of the ten sons of Priyavrata, son of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Sukumārī (सुकुमारी).—A river in the Śāka Island. This river is famous in the Purāṇas. (Mahābhārata, Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 11, Verse 3).

2) Sukumārī (सुकुमारी).—Daughter of King Sṛñjaya. This Sukumārī was a wife of Nārada. (See under Parvata, Para 2).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Sukumārī (सुकुमारी).—A river of Śākadvīpa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 96; Matsya-purāṇa 122. 30; Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 91. Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 4. 65.

1b) A R. from Śuktimanta.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 32; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 107.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Sukumārī (सुकुमारी) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.90.45) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Sukumārī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Sukumari in India is the name of a plant defined with Jasminum grandiflorum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Jasminum floribundum R. Br. ex Fresen. (among others).

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

· Cytologia (1987)
· Investigatio et Studium Naturae (1992)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1988)
· Bot. Comment. (1830)
· Journal of the Arnold Arboretum (1932)
· Species Plantarum, ed. 2 (1762)

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sukumārī (सुकुमारी).—the Navamallikā jasmine.

Sukumārī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and kumārī (कुमारी).

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

1) Sukumārī (सुकुमारी):—[=su-kumārī] [from su-kumāra > su] f. Jasminum Sambac or Grandiflorum, [ib.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a river, [Mahābhārata; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sukumāri (ಸುಕುಮಾರಿ):—

1) [noun] a good, obedient daughter.

2) [noun] a gentle, tender girl.

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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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