Sulabha, Su-labha, Sulabhā: 18 definitions

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

Alternative spellings of this word include Sulabh.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Sulabhā (सुलभा).—A female ascetic (Sannyāsinī). She acquired several powers (Siddhis) by tapas. She had the power of giving up her body and receiving new bodies. Once she went to Mithilā and held a learned discussion with King Janaka. She went to Mithilā as a beggar woman. By her yogic powers she entered the mind of Janaka. She and Janaka were thus in the same body when they carried on the discussion. After remaining in Janaka’s body for a day, she left the palace. (Mahābhārata Śānti Parva, Chapter 320).

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

1) Sulabhā (सुलभा) is another name for Māṣaparṇī, a medicinal plant identified with Teramnus labialis from the Fabaceae, or “pea family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.30-33 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Sulabhā and Māṣaparṇī, there are a total of twenty-one Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

2) Sulabhā (सुलभा) is also mentioned as a synonym for Dhūmrapatrā, a medicinal plant identified with Nicotiana tabacum Linn. or “cultivated tobacco” from the Solanaceae or “nightshades” family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.34-35. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Sulabhā and Dhūmrapatrā, there are a total of eight Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Sulabha (सुलभ) refers to “that which is easy to attain”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 4).—Accordingly, “[...] The fetters (saṃyojana) among men (manuṣya) are light and detachment (nirvedacitta) is easy to attain (sulabha). Wisdom (prajñā) is sharp (tīkṣṇa) among the gods. This is why the Path is easily found in these two states. This is not the case in the other destinies (gati)”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sulabha : easy to be obtained.

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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

sulabha (सुलभ).—a (S) Easy of acquisition or attainment. 2 Easy of performance or accomplishment, feasible, practicable.

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

sulabha (सुलभ).—a Easy of attainment; feasible.

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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

Sulabha (सुलभ).—a.

1) easy to be obtained, easy of attainment, attainable, feasible; न सुलभा सकलेन्दुमुखी च सा (na sulabhā sakalendumukhī ca sā) V.2.9; इदमसुलभवस्तुप्रार्थनादुर्नि- वारम् (idamasulabhavastuprārthanādurni- vāram) 2.6.

2) ready for, adapted to, fit, suitable; निष्ठ्यूतश्चरणोपभोगसुलभो लाक्षारसः केनचित् (niṣṭhyūtaścaraṇopabhogasulabho lākṣārasaḥ kenacit) Ś.4.4.

3) natural to, proper for; मानुषतासुलभो लघिमा (mānuṣatāsulabho laghimā) K. °कोप (kopa) a. easily provoked, irascible.

Sulabha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and labha (लभ).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Sulabha (सुलभ).—m., name of a mountain: Gaṇḍavyūha 179.19, 23.

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

Sulabha (सुलभ).—mfn.

(-bhaḥ-bhā-bhaṃ) 1. Easy, feasible, attainable, of easy acquisition or attainment, not difficult to be obtained or effected. 2. Suitable, natural to. E. su ready, labha acquiring; opposed to durlabha or difficult.

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

Sulabha (सुलभ).—[su-labh + a], adj. 1. Of easy acquisition, easy to be found, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 171; easy to be got, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 262; easy to be perceived, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 26. 2. Easy to be effected. 3. Easy.

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

Sulabha (सुलभ).—[adjective] easy to be obtained, frequent, common. Abstr. tva [neuter]

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

1) Sulabha (सुलभ):—[=su-labha] [from su > su-yaj] mf(ā)n. easy to be obtained or effected, easily accessible or attainable, feasible, easy, common, trivial, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] fit or suitable for, answering to (mostly [compound]), useful, advantageous, [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] [wrong reading] for su-bhaga, [Vikramorvaśī ii, 6]

4) [v.s. ...] m. the fire at a domestic sacrifice, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a man, [Buddhist literature]

6) Sulabhā (सुलभा):—[=su-labhā] [from su-labha > su > su-yaj] f. sacred basil, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] Glycine Debilis, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] Jasminum Sambac, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] = dhūmra-pattrā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] Name of a female teacher, [Gṛhya-sūtra]

11) [v.s. ...] of a female mendicant, [Mahābhārata]

12) Sulābha (सुलाभ):—[=su-lābha] [from su > su-yaj] mfn. = -labha, [Pāṇini 7-1, 68.]

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

Sulabha (सुलभ):—[su-labha] (bhaḥ-bhā-bhaṃ) a. Easy, feasible, attainable.

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

Sulabha (सुलभ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Sulabbha, Sulabha, Sulāha.

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Sulabha 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

[«previous next»] — Sulabha in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Sulabha (सुलभ) [Also spelled sulabh]:—(a) easy; accessible, available, handy; ~[] easiness; accessibility, availability.

2) Sulābha (सुलाभ):—(nm) (good) advantage.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Sulābha (सुलाभ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Sunābha.

2) Sulabha (सुलभ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Sulabha.

2) Sulabha has the following synonyms: Sulabbha.

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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

Sulabha (ಸುಲಭ):—[adjective] not difficult; easy; facile.

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Sulabha (ಸುಲಭ):—

1) [noun] the quality or condition of being easy; easiness.

2) [noun] a man who has the tendency to be satisfied with what he gets; an unambitious man.

3) [noun] a man who associates with others easily (without any kind of superiority or class complex).

4) [noun] (pros.) a metrical verse of four lines, each having two groups of three short syllables each, followed by a long one (uuu, uuu, -).

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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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