Sumadhyama, Su-madhyama, Sumadhyamā: 8 definitions

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sumadhyama in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sumadhyamā (सुमध्यमा) refers to a “slender-waisted lady” and is used to describe Pārvatī, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.29 (“Śivā-Śiva dialogue”).—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Pārvatī: “[...] You are indeed the subtle primordial nature consisting of Rajas, Sattva and Tamas. You are capable of perpetual activity. You are both possessed and devoid of attributes. O slender-waisted lady (sumadhyamā), of all living beings I am the soul without abberation without yearnings. I take up bodies at the requests and wishes of my devotees. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sumadhyama in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sumadhyama (सुमध्यम).—a. slender-waisted.

Sumadhyama is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and madhyama (मध्यम). See also (synonyms): sumadhya.

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Sumadhyamā (सुमध्यमा).—a graceful woman.

Sumadhyamā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and madhyamā (मध्यमा). See also (synonyms): sumadhyā.

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

Sumadhyamā (सुमध्यमा).—f.

(-mā) A woman with a handsome waist. E. su, madhyama middle.

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

Sumadhyama (सुमध्यम).—adj. having a fine waist, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 52, 49.

— Cf. A. S. medeme.

Sumadhyama is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and madhyama (मध्यम).

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

Sumadhyama (सुमध्यम).—[adjective] having a beautiful middle or waist, slender.

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

1) Sumadhyama (सुमध्यम):—[=su-madhyama] [from su > su-ma] mf(ā)n. very middling or mediocre, [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]

2) [v.s. ...] slender waisted

3) Sumadhyamā (सुमध्यमा):—[=su-madhyamā] [from su-madhyama > su > su-ma] f. a graceful woman, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa etc.]

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

Sumadhyamā (सुमध्यमा):—[su-madhyamā] (mā) 1. f. Woman with a fine waist.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sumadhyama 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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