Sunishcaya, Suniścaya: 6 definitions

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Sunishcaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Suniścaya can be transliterated into English as Suniscaya or Sunishcaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Sunishchaya.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Suniścaya (सुनिश्चय) (Cf. Niścaya) refers to a “firm resolve”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.23 (“Attempt of Himavat to dissuade Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, after Pārvatī spoke to her parents and others: “After addressing thus, her father Himalaya, her mother Menakā, her brothers Maināka and Mandara, the eloquent Pārvatī, the daughter of the king of mountains, kept quiet. Thus addressed by Pārvatī, the lord of mountains and the other mountains went back the way they came, surprised within and praising her. After all of them had departed, she with firm resolve [i.e., suniścaya] in the great Truth, accompanied by her maids performed a severe penance. [...]”.

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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»] — Sunishcaya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Suniścaya (सुनिश्चय).—1. [masculine] a firm resolution.

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Suniścaya (सुनिश्चय).—2. [adjective] quite sure or certain; [neuter] [adverb]

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

1) Suniścaya (सुनिश्चय):—[=su-niścaya] [from su > su-nakṣatra] m. firm resolve, [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] mf(ā)n. perfectly sure or certain (am, ind.), [Harivaṃśa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Suniścaya (सुनिश्चय) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sunicchaya.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sunishcaya 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sunishcaya in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Suniścaya (सुनिश्चय):—(nm) assurance; definiteness.

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