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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

One of the Mahanirayas. Nalikira was born there. J.v.145.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: 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)

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: 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.

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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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