Sunakha, Shunakha: 4 definitions
Sunakha 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
One of the Mahanirayas. Nalikira was born there. J.v.145.
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).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
sunakha : (m.) a dog.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Sunakha, (cp. Sk. śunaka; the BSk. form is also sunakha, e.g. MVastu III, 361, 369) a dog A. I, 48; II, 122; Th. 2, 509; J. I, 175, 189; II, 128, 246; PvA. 151, 206.—rukkha° some sort of animal J. VI, 538. fem. sunakhī a bitch J. IV, 400.—Names of some dogs in the Jātakas are Kaṇha (or Mahā°) J. IV, 183; Caturakkha III, 535; Jambuka, Pingiya ibid.; Bhattabhuñjana II. 246. Cp. suvāṇa. (Page 719)
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Śunakha (शुनख).—see su°.
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Sunakha (सुनख).—also śu°, f. °khī (= Pali sunakha, °khī), dog: su° Mahāvastu i.15.1; ii.49.13; 52.6; śu° ii.409.9; iii.361.13; 369.12 (v.l. su°); sunakhī, bitch, ii.482.6; 483.15; iii.17.12; 18.18.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Sunakha Jataka.
Ends with: Rukkhasunakha.
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