Susana, Susāna, Sushana, Sūṣaṇā: 7 definitions


Susana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

The Sanskrit term Sūṣaṇā can be transliterated into English as Susana or Sushana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

susāna : (nt.) cemetery.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Susāna, (nt.) (cp. Vedic śmaśāna) a cemetery Vin. I, 15, 50; II, 146; D. I, 71; A. I, 241; II, 210; Pug. 59; J. I, 175; Nd1 466; Nd2 342; Vism. 76, 180; PvA. 80, 92, 163, 195 sq. āmaka-s. a place where the corpses are left to rot J. I, 61, 372; VI, 10; DhA. I, 176. Cp. sosānika.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sūṣaṇā (सूषणा).—A mother.

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

Suṣaṇa (सुषण).—[adjective] easy to be obtained.

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

1) Suṣaṇa (सुषण):—[=su-ṣaṇa] [from su > su-ṣaṃsad] mfn. easy to be acquired, [ib.]

2) Sūṣaṇā (सूषणा):—[from sūṣ] f. ‘the genitals’ or ‘a parturient woman’ [Atharva-veda]

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Susana 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

Susāṇa (सुसाण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Śmaśāna.

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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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