Suntha, Suṇṭha, Shuntha, Sumtha, Shumtha: 10 definitions

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Suntha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Advances in Zoology and Botany: Ethnomedicinal List of Plants Treating Fever in Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra, India

Suṇṭha (or Suṃṭha) in the Marathi language refers to the medicinal herb “Zingiber officinale Roxb.”, and is used for ethnomedicine treatment of Fever in Ahmednagar district, India. The parts used are: “Dried rhizome, Fresh rhizome”. Instructions for using the herb named Suṇṭha: -

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Śuṇṭha in the Gujarati language refers to Śuṇṭhī, a medicinal plant identified with Zingiber officinale Rosc. or “ginger root” from the Zingiberaceae or “ginger” family of flowering plants, according to verse 6.24-26 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu.—Note: Śuṇṭhi is dried and specially prepared form of Ārdraka by removing the outer scales of the rhizome. The major part of the oil of ginger remains in these scales and is obtained from the Śuṇṭhī/Ārdraka with scales.—The sixth chapter (pippalyādi-varga) of this book enumerates ninety-five varieties of plants obtained from the market (paṇyauṣadhi). Other than the Gujarati, there are more synonyms identified for this plant among which ten are in Sanskrit.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

suṇṭha (सुंठ).—f (śuṇṭhī S) Ginger, Zinziber,--the plant or the dried root. sāṭhā varṣīṃ suṇṭha phulaṇēṃ A phrase used upon the occurrence of something uncommon and pleasant. suṇṭha phuṅkaṇēṃ To stir or put up to (something evil); to poison the ear of. (To blow ginger-powder into the ear &c.)

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

suṇṭha (सुंठ).—f Ginger. sāṭhā varṣī suṇṭha phulaṇēṃ A phrase used upon the occurrence of some- thing uncommon and unpleasant. suṇṭha phuṅkaṇēṃ Poison the ear of.

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śuṇṭha (शुण्ठ).—[adjective] white or small (bull or cow).

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

1) Śuṇṭha (शुण्ठ):—[from śuṇṭh] mf(ā)n. (applied to a bull or cow), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā; Kāṭhaka; ???] ([according to] to [Scholiast or Commentator] either ‘white coloured’ or ‘of small stature’ or = āveṣṭita-karṇa)

2) [v.s. ...] a kind of grass, [Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa] ([varia lectio])

3) [v.s. ...] a piece of flesh or meat, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Śuṇṭha (शुण्ठ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Suṃṭha.

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Suntha 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Suṃṭha (सुंठ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Śuṇṭha.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śuṃṭha (ಶುಂಠ):—[adjective] lacking normal intelligence; stupid; foolish.

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Śuṃṭha (ಶುಂಠ):—

1) [noun] a block-head; a stupid fellow.

2) [noun] an abstinate, adamant man.

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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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