Sunila, Sunīla, Su-nila: 10 definitions


Sunila means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, biology. 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sunīla (सुनील) refers to a “dark (complexion)” (like the collyrium), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.46 (“The arrival of the bridegroom”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] In the meantime the servant-maids in the harem of the mountain took Pārvatī out in order to worship the tutelar family deity. There the gods saw joyously with winkless eyes the bride of dark (sunīla) complexion like the collyrium, and fully bedecked in ornaments in every limb. With a side glance she was respectfully looking at the three-eyed lord avoiding the eyes of others. [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Sunīla (सुनील) is the name of a Pratyekabuddha mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Sunīla).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Sunila in India is the name of a plant defined with Punica granatum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices.

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Investigatio et Studium Naturae (1992)
· Regnum Vegetabile, or ‘a Series of Handbooks for the Use of Plant Taxonomists and Plant Geographers’ (1993)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2009)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pakistan & Kash. (1972)
· FBI (1879)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sunīla (सुनील).—a S pop. sunīḷa a Very dark-colored, esp. of the color of a dense cloud.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

sunīla (सुनील).—a Very dark-coloured.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sunīla (सुनील).—a. very black or blue.

-laḥ the pomegranate tree.

- common flax. (-lam), -नीलकः (nīlakaḥ) a blue gem.

Sunīla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and nīla (नील).

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

Sunīla (सुनील).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) Very black or blue, dark. m.

(-laḥ) The pomegranate tree. n.

(-laṃ) The root of the Andropogon muricatum. f.

(-lā) Common flax. E. su much, nīla blue or black.

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

1) Sunīla (सुनील):—[=su-nīla] [from su > su-nakṣatra] mfn. very black or blue, dark, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] m. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) the pomegranate tree

3) [v.s. ...] n. the root of Andropogon Muricatus

4) Sunīlā (सुनीला):—[=su-nīlā] [from su-nīla > su > su-nakṣatra] f. common flax

5) [v.s. ...] a [particular] grass (= caṇikā or jaraḍī)

6) [v.s. ...] Clitoria Ternatea.

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

Sunīla (सुनील):—[su-nīla] (laḥ) 1. m. The pomegranate tree. n. Root of the Andropogon muricatum. a. Very black or blue or dark.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sunila 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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