Sushruta, Suśruta, Su-shruta: 7 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Suśruta can be transliterated into English as Susruta or Sushruta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Suśruta (सुश्रुत).—Reputed master of the science of Surgery, Suśruta was the grandson of King Gādhi and son of Viśvāmitra. (Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 4, Verse 55).

He is the author of Suśrutasaṃhitā, one of the famous texts on Āyurveda.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Suśruta (सुश्रुत).—A son of Suvarcas (Subhāṣa, Viṣṇu-purāṇa) and father of Jaya.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 64. 21; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 5. 31.

1b) A son of Śruta.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 89. 21.
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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

Suśruta (सुश्रुत).—a.

1) well heard.

2) versed in the Vedas.

3) gladly heard (also an exclamation at a śrāddha); पित्रे स्वदितमित्येव वाच्यं गोष्ठे तु सुश्रुतम् (pitre svaditamityeva vācyaṃ goṣṭhe tu suśrutam) Ms.3.254.

-taḥ Name of the author of a system of medicine, whose work, together with that of Charaka, is regardad as the oldest medical authority, and held in great esteem in India even to this day.

Suśruta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and śruta (श्रुत).

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

Suśruta (सुश्रुत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Well-heard. 2. Versed in the Vedas. m.

(-taḥ) Name of the author of a system of medicine, and son of Vishwa- Mitra. His work, named after him, together with that of Charaka, is regarded as the oldest medical authority in India. E. su well, śruta heard.

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

Suśruta (सुश्रुत).—[adjective] well heard or much heard of i.e. very famous or celebrated; [masculine] [Name] of an ancient medical author.

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

1) Suśruta (सुश्रुत):—[=su-śruta] [from su > su-śaṃsa] mfn. (su-) very famous, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] well or correctly heard, [Naiṣadha-carita]

3) [v.s. ...] gladly heard, [Manu-smṛti iii, 254]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of the author of a system of medicine (reputed son of Viśvā-mitra and descendant of Dhanvantari; his work with that of Caraka, another older medical authority, is held in great esteem; it consists of six books)

5) [v.s. ...] of a son of Su-bhāsa, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] of a son of Padmôdbhava, [Daśakumāra-carita]

7) [v.s. ...] n. Name of the above medical work

8) [v.s. ...] also of the work of Caraka, [Naiṣadha-carita iv, 116]

9) [v.s. ...] ‘well heard’, an exclamation at a Śrāddha (cf. śrauṣat), [Manu-smṛti iii, 254]

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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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