Supriya, Supriyā, Su-priya: 9 definitions

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Supriya means something in 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Supriyā (सुप्रिया).—An apsaras daughter of Kaśyapaprajāpati by Pradhā, daughter of Dakṣa. (Ādi Parva Chapter 65, Verse 51). Supriyā participated in the birthday celebrations of Arjuna. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 122, Verse 63).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Supriyā (सुप्रिया).—An Apsaras.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 7.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Supriyā (सुप्रिया) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.59.49, I.65). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Supriyā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Supriya (सुप्रिय).—a. very much liked, agreeable.

-yaḥ (in prosody) a foot of two short syllables. (-) 1 a charming woman.

Supriya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and priya (प्रिय).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Supriya (सुप्रिय).—(1) n. of a cakravartin: Mv i.154.2; (2) n. of a gandharva: Av i.113.5; of a gandharva-king, Divy 202.29; compare 3; (3) n. of a ‘king of musicians’ (gāndharvikarāja; compare 2): Av i.93.7 ff.; (4) n. of a merchant's son: Divy 99.24 ff.; (5) n. of a younger son of Anāthapiṇḍada: Av ii.37.7.

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Supriyā (सुप्रिया).—(1) n. of a village chief's daughter: LV 265.4; (2) n. of a daughter of Anāthapiṇḍada: Av ii.7.10 ff.

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

Supriya (सुप्रिय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) Agreeable, pleasant, liked, loved. m.

(-yaḥ) (In prosody,) A foot of two short syllables, a Pyrrhic. E. su, priya beloved.

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

Supriya (सुप्रिय).—adj. agreeable.

Supriya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and priya (प्रिय).

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

1) Supriya (सुप्रिय):—[=su-priya] [from su > su-pakva] mf(ā)n. (su-) very dear or pleasant, [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. (in prosody) a foot of two short syllables, a pyrrhic, [Colebrooke]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a Gandharva, [Buddhist literature]

4) Supriyā (सुप्रिया):—[=su-priyā] [from su-priya > su > su-pakva] f. a lovely woman or favourite wife, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of an Apsaras, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

6) [v.s. ...] of a peasant girl, [Lalita-vistara]

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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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