Suma, Sumā, Sūma: 6 definitions
Suma means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
Suma (सुम) refers to a “flower”, as mentioned in a list of eight synonyms, according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Suma] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
An eminent Theri of India who came over to Anuradhapura in the time of Devanampiyatissa and taught the Vinaya there. Dpv.xviii.24.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) The moon.
-mam A flower; स्मरस्य स्वर्बालानयनसुममालार्चनपदम् (smarasya svarbālānayanasumamālārcanapadam) Bv.1.84.
Derivable forms: sumaḥ (सुमः).
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3) Sky or heaven.
Derivable forms: sūmaḥ (सूमः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-maṃ) A flower. m.
(-maḥ) 1. The moon. 2. Camphor. 3. Sky. E. su excellent, mā the goddess Lakshmi; prized by her; or mak aff.: see kusuma .
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(-maḥ-maṃ) 1. Sky, heaven. 2. Milk. 3. Water. E. ṣū to bring forth, mak Unadi aff.
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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Partial matches: Ma.
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Ends with (+55): Adinakusuma, Agastyakusuma, Akalakusuma, Akusuma, Avakirnakusuma, Barhikusuma, Bisakusuma, Brihatikusuma, Campakakusuma, Canakyakusuma, Candakusuma, Candikusuma, Champakakusuma, Chandakusuma, Chandikusuma, Darbhakusuma, Devakusuma, Dharmadhatukusuma, Dhatturakusuma, Gaganakusuma.
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Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)
Mūlamadhyamakakārikā (by Nāgārjuna)
Buddhist records of the Western world (Xuanzang) (by Samuel Beal)
Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)
Chapter 1 - Formation of Villages < [Book 2 - The duties of Government Superintendents]
Chapter 2 - Wonderful and Delusive Contrivances < [Book 14 - Secret Means]
Parama Samhita (English translation) (by Krishnaswami Aiyangar)
Manasara (English translation) (by Prasanna Kumar Acharya)