Sumedhas: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Sumedhas (सुमेधस्).—A maharṣi (See under Samādhi Chettiyār).

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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-English dictionary

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

Sumedhas (सुमेधस्).—mfn.

(-dhāḥ-dhāḥ-dhaḥ) Sensible, intelligent, of good capacity or understanding. f.

(-dhāḥ) Heart-pea. E. su good, medhas apprehension.

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

Sumedhas (सुमेधस्).—[adjective] intelligent, wise.

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

1) Sumedhas (सुमेधस्):—[=su-medhas] [from su > su-ma] mfn. ([accusative] sg. asam or ām) having a good understanding, sensible, intelligent, wise, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Ṛṣi under Manu Cākṣuṣa, [Catalogue(s)]

3) [v.s. ...] of a son of Veda-mitra, [ib.]

4) [v.s. ...] [plural] a [particular] class of gods under the fifth Manu, [Purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] a [particular] class of deceased ancestors, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] f. Cardiospermum Halicacabum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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. 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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