Sunita, Sunīta, Su-nita: 8 definitions


Sunita 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

He belonged to a family of flower scavengers in Rajagaha and eked out a miserable existence as road sweeper. One day the Buddha saw that Sunita was destined for arahantship and visited him at dawn, as he was sweeping the street and collecting the scraps in his basket. Seeing the Buddha, he was filled with awe, and, finding no place to stand, stood stiffly against a wall. The Buddha approached him and asked if he would like to be a monk. He expressed great joy, and the Buddha ordained him with the ehi bhikkhu pabbajja. Then he took Sunita to the vihara and taught him a subject of meditation, by which he won arahantship. Then many men and gods came to pay homage to him, and Sunita preached to them on his way of attainment.

In the past he had spoken disparagingly of a Pacceka Buddha. Thag.vss.620-31; ThagA.i.540f.

context information

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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sunīta (सुनीत).—a.

1) well-conducted, well-behaved.

2) polite, civil. (-tani) 1 good conduct or behaviour.

2) good policy or prodence.

Sunīta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and nīta (नीत).

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

Sunīta (सुनीत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Well-behaved. 2. Politic. n.

(-taṃ) 1. Good conduct. 2. Policy, prudence. E. su well, ṇī to guide, kta aff.

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

Sunīta (सुनीत).—[adjective] well conducted; [neuter] good conduct, prudence.

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

1) Sunīta (सुनीत):—[=su-nīta] [from su > su-nakṣatra] mfn. well led or guided, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] well managed or executed, [ib.]

3) [v.s. ...] well prepared (as a path), [ib.]

4) [v.s. ...] well-conducted, [Mahābhārata]

5) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a king (son of Su-bala), [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] n. good or wise conduct, wisdom, prudence, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa etc.]

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

Sunīta (सुनीत):—[su-nīta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Well-behaved; politic. n. Policy, morality.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sunita in German

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sunīta (ಸುನೀತ):—

1) [adjective] well-conducted; well-behaved.

2) [adjective] having practical wisdom; prudent; shrewd; politic.

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Sunīta (ಸುನೀತ):—

1) [noun] good conduct, behaviour.

2) [noun] a wise, prudent, shrewd man.

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Sunīta (ಸುನೀತ):—[noun] a poem, properly expressive of a single, complete thought, idea or sentiment, consisting of fourteen lines; a sonnet.

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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