Suta, Sūta, Sūtā, Suṭa: 35 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Suit.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Rasashastra (Alchemy and Herbo-Mineral preparations)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Sūta (सूत, “Mercury”):—Sanskrit technical term used in Rasaśāstra literature (Medicinal Alchemy) such as the Rasaprakāśasudhākara or the Rasaratna-samuccaya. Sūta is one of the names, or synonyms, for Rasa (mercury) and is used in various alchemical preparations.

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Vaidyavallabha: An Authoritative Work on Ayurveda Therapeutics

Sūta (सूत) refers to “mercury” and is mentioned as an ingredient of metallic drugs for the treatment of Vraṇa, as mentioned in the 17th-century Vaidyavallabha (chapter 3) written by Hastiruci.—The Vaidyavallabha is a work which deals with the treatment and useful for all 8 branches of Ayurveda. The text Vaidyavallabha (mentioning sūta) has been designed based on the need of the period of the author, availability of drugs during that time, disease manifesting in that era, socio-economical-cultural-familial-spiritual-aspects of that period Vaidyavallabha.

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Sūta (सूत):—Element Mercury-Hydroargyrum with symbol Hg at At. no 80 a synonym of rasa & parada

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

1) Suta (सुत).—The son of Vaidarbhī, or, in other words, one who is somewhat advanced in fruitive activities and who comes in contact with a devotee spiritual master. Such a person becomes interested in the subject matter of devotional service.

2) Sūta (सूत).—A mixture of different castes.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Sūta (सूत).—General information A hermit who recounted the Purāṇas to other hermits at Naimiṣa forest. He was a disciple of Vyāsa. Vyāsa composed the Purāṇas and taught them to his son, hermit Śuka who was a man of abstinence and who was not born of womb. At this time Vyāsa had another disciple named Sūta. It is stated in Devī Bhāgavata, Skandha 9, that this Sūta who was a fellowdisciple of Śuka, who had learned all the Purāṇas directly from the teacher Vyāsa, and who was capable saying stories so convincingly, was the son of the hermit Lomaharṣa. (See full article at Story of Sūta from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Sūta (सूत).—One of Viśvāmitra’s sons who were expounders of the Vedas. (Mahābhārata, Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 4, Verse 57.)

3) Sūta (सूत).—A blended class of people. (See under Varṇa).

Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Sūta (सूत) refers to a class of professional singers that once existed in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—The Nīlamata refers to four classes of professional singers viz. Sūta, Māgadha, Vandī and Cāraṇa who, according to the Dharmaśāstras, maintained themselves by lauding the deeds of others. Their mention in one and the same line indicates that some difference, may be minute, was believed to be existing in these different types of singers.

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

1) Sūta (सूत) refers to a type of caste who preserved the genealogies of Gods, sages, and glorious monarchs as well as the traditions of great men. The Sūta caste is described by Manu (X.II.17) as the offspring of a Kṣatriya father and Brahman mother.

2) Sūta (सूत) is a venerable Brāhmaṇa who has preserved ballads, songs, genealogies of Gods, sages and glorious Kings.—Pargiter: Ancient Indian Historical Tradition Ch. II; also Pusalkar: Studies in Epics and Purāṇas of India, Intro. P. 29. Sūta is described as the disciple of Vyāsa.—Śiva-purāṇa.

3) Sutā (सुता) refers to one’s “daughter”, which should never be looked upon with a reprehensible vision (kudṛṣṭi), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.3. Accordingly, while Dharma eulogised Śiva:—“[...] Sister, brother’s wife and daughter (sutā) are like one’s mother. A sensible man shall never look at them with a reprehensible vision (kudṛṣṭi). The conclusion of the path of the Vedas is present in your mouth. O Brahmā, how is it that you forgot that under the influence of momentary passion?”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Sūta (सूत).—Versed in purāṇas, itihāsas, and dharmaśāstras, and their expounder addressed by Ṛṣis, Śaunaka and others. Insulted by Balarāma;1 Romaharṣaṇa, the pupil of Vyāsa narrated the purāṇa to the sages assembled for the sacrifice at Kurukṣetra;2 addressed as Muni, Sattama, Mahābuddhi and Brahmasuta.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 1. 5-9; 22. 4. 2; X. 78. 23; Matsya-purāṇa 1. 4; 23. 1.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 1. 15; 13. 41; 24. 3; 30. 5; III. 9. 36; 67. 2; IV. 1. 1; 2. 69, 7.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 113. 58; 125. 3; 146. 2; 180. 3.

1b) The bard of Pṛthu born of his somayāga (aśvamedha sūti, Viṣṇu-purāṇa) on the sautya day: a caste formed by the union of Kṣatriya with a Brahman woman: to train horses and elephants and be in charge of chariots and act as physicians to them;1 charioteer of Kārtavīrya;2 sang in praise of Pṛthu.3

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 113, 159-161, 172; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 13. 51.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 38. 19; 41. 21; 55. 9, 14; IV. 4. 8.
  • 3) Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 13. 64.

1c) A name of Adhiratha, and son of Satyakarmā; the foster father of Karṇa.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 48. 108: Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 117, 118.

1d) An official in the royal household.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 212. 14.

2a) Sūtā (सूता).—A Laukīkya Apsaras.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 10.

2b) Minstrels who panegyrised Pṛthu—praised Kṛṣṇa's birth and celebrated his victory: present at Rukmīṇīs marriage;1 woke up Haihaya.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 15. 20; X. 5. 5; 50. 37; 53. 43; 70. 20; 71. 29; 84. 46.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 28. 1-2.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Sūta (सूत) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIII.4.56, XIII.4) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Sūta) 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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Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times (artha)

Sūta (सूत, “charoteer”) is an official title designating one of the seventy-two officers (niyoga) of the Bāhattaraniyogādhipati circle, according to the Inscriptional glossary of Andhra Pradesh (Śāsana-śabdakośāmu). The bāhattaraniyoga-adhipati is the highest executive officer of this circle (including a Sūta). For example: During the reign of Gaṇapatideva, the area extending between Pānagal to Mārjavāḍi was entrusted to Gaṇḍapeṇḍāru Gangayasāhiṇi as Bāhattaraniyogādhipati. Later on, this office was entrusted to Kāyastha Jannigadeva.

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Vedanta (school of philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Siva Gita A Critical Study

Sūta (सूत) or Sūtagītā refers to one of the sixty-four Gītās commonly referred to in Hindu scriptures.—Gītā is the name given to certain sacred writings in verse (often in the form of a dialogue) which are devoted to the exposition of particular religious and theosophical doctrines. Most of these Gītās [i.e., Sūta-gītā] originate from the Mahābhārata or the various Purāṇas.

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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Sūta (सूत) refers to “charioteers”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 10), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the course of Saturn (śanaiścara) should lie through the constellation of Hasta, barbers, mill-men, thieves, physicians, weavers, elephant keepers, prostitutes, the Kośalas and garland makers will suffer. If the course of Saturn should lie through the constellation of Citrā, women, writers, painters, various utensils will suffer; if through Svāti, the people of Magadha, reporters, messengers, charioteers [i.e., sūta], sailors, dancers and the like will suffer miseries”.

Source: Google Books: Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences (Astronomy)

Suta (सुत) refers to “sons”, according to the Ghaṭikāyantraghaṭanāvidhi, an unpublished manuscript describing the ritual connected with the setting up of the water clock and its invocation.—Accordingly, “[...] Now he tells the fruit of the rotation of the bowl, starting from the east etc., and ending in the middle. According as the bowl rotates in cardinal directions from the east up to the middle of the basin, it causes respectively the good fortune of having the husband alive and devoted (saubhāgya), death, near death of the bride (vadhū-mṛtisama), the body full of diseases, the girl becomes the favourite [of all], resembles a courtesan, (?) virtuous, endowed with sons, wealth and relatives [i.e., suta-vitta-bandhu-sahita]. Staying in the middle, [the bowl] grants noble [sons]. If the bowl becomes full (pūrṇā)[ and sinks] in the north, northeast, or in the east, it bestows auspiciousness; if it sinks (magnā) in the remaining directions, it is said to inflict widowhood on the girl”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Suta (सुत) is another name for the Putraka (a type Śaiva initiate [?]), according to the Kiraṇatantra chapter 31.—Accordingly, “Garuḍa spoke: ‘What are the day-to-day activities of the neophyte (samayī) and the putraka [i.e., suta]? Tell me this. You have not taught me the [regular rules of] behaviour (caryā) before’”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Suta (सुत) refers to a “son”, according to the Devyāmata (chapter 105).—Accordingly, [while describing the consequences of a doorway]—“[...] At Bhṛśa is awfulness. And at Ambara there is theft. At Agni there is a lack of sons (alpa-suta). At Pūṣan is servitude. At Vitatha the householder comes to a lack of decorum, at Gṛhakṣata he gains wisdom. At Yama he attains savagery. At Gāndharva he acquires glory. [...]

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Another name for Sauti, a narrator of the Mahabharata.

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

A Suta is a child fathered on a Brahmana woman by a Kshatriya man. Since Brahmanas are higher up in the Varna system than Kshatriyas, this mixed marriage was considered to be against the scriptures, and the children born of such a union possess a low status. If a Brahmana man fathers a child on a Kshatriya woman, the child acquires the caste of the father, and becomes a Brahmana, and no stigma attaches to it.

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

1) Sūta was a learned sage. He was very well-versed in the Puranas and in the shastras (sacred texts). He was also devoted to Vishnu.

The Bhagavata Purana says the Romaharshana (disciple of Vedavyasa, who taught him the Garuda Purana) had a son named Suta (Ugrasrava Sauti) and it was this son who related the story of that particular Purana to the other sages. On the other hand, Romaharshana himself belonged to the suta class, so that he too could be addressed as Sūta. From reading the Garuda Purana, one does get the impression that it is Romaharshana himself who is relating the story, and not his son.

2) Sūta (Sanskrit: सूत) refers both to the bards of Puranic stories and to a mixed caste. According to Manu Smriti (10.11.17) the sūta caste are children of a Kshatriya father and Brahmin mother.

3) Sūta is also mentioned as a class of people in the epic Mahābhārata, often charioteers. The foster-parents of Karna, a great hero of Kurukshetra War, were Sūtas. Hence Karna too was considered as a Sūta. Kichaka the commander of Matsya army was a Sūta.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

M/N Knowledge obtained through audition, vision, reading.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Suta.—(IE 7-1-2), confused with Pāṇḍu-suta and used to indicate ‘five’. Note: suta is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Sūta.—one of the king's high functionaries (ratna or ratnin); cf. Hist. Dharm., Vol. III, p. 111. Note: sūta is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

suta : (pp. of suṇāti) heard. (nt.), the sacred lore; learning; that which is hear. (m.), a son. || sūta (m.) charioteer.

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

1) Suta, 2 (Sk. suta, pp. of (or su) to generate) son Mhvs 1, 47; fem. sutā daughter, Th. 2, 384. (Page 718)

2) Suta, 1 (pp. of suṇāti; cp. Vedic śruta) 1. heard; in special sense “received through inspiration or revelation”; learned; taught A 97 sq.; D. III, 164 sq. , 241 sq.; frequent in phrase “iti me sutaṃ” thus have I heard, I have received this on (religious) authority, e.g. It. 22 sq. ‹-› (nt.) sacred lore, inspired tradition, revelation; learning, religious knowledge M. III, 99; A. I, 210 sq.; II, 6 sq.; S. IV, 250; J. II, 42; V, 450, 485; Miln. 248.—appa-ssuta one who has little learning A. II, 6 sq. , 218; III, 181; V, 40, 152; bahu-ssuta one who has much learning, famous for inspired knowledge A. II, 6 sq.; III, 113 sq. , 182 sq. , 261 sq.; S. II, 159. See bahu. asuta not heard Vin. I, 238; Pv IV. 161; J. III, 233; also as assuta J. I, 390 (°pubba never heard before); III, 233.—na suta pubbaṃ a thing never heard of before J. III, 285. dussuta M. I, 228; sussuta M. III, 104.—2. renowned J. II, 442.

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Sūta, (Sk. sūta) a charioteer J. IV, 408; a bard, panegyrist J. I, 60; V, 258. (Page 721)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

suṭā (सुटा).—a (suṭaṇēṃ) Loosened from, disengaged, detached;--as a limb from the body, a member or part from its whole. 2 Loose or unbound; unimprisoned or unconfined. 3 Not fixed or made fast; not fastened or attached to. 4 Loose, hanging, flowing, bagging, bellying. 5 Not crowded or close; having intervals or interstices. 6 Single, separate, standing apart, disjunct from that with which it is usually conjoined, or under which it is usually comprehended. Ex. śēlā phāḍūṃ nakō ēkhādēṃ suṭēṃ paṭṭēṃ asalēṃ tara dē; bandā rupayā pāhijē tara ghē suṭī adhēlī majajavaḷa nāhīṃ. 7 Free, unengaged, unemployed, that is not under occupation or use. Used of persons or things. Ex. hōtē vāṃsē titakē māṇḍavākaḍē guntalē ēka dēkhīla vāṃsā suṭā nāhīṃ dēūṃ kōṭhūna. 8 Exempt, free, clear (as from obligation, incumbency, indebtedness &c.) 9 Useful phrases are formed with this word; as hātacā suṭā Free of hand, liberal; kāmācā suṭā, lōbhācā suṭā, mōhā- cā suṭā That is exempt from, or is somewhat freed from the sway of, lust, cupidity, affection &c.

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suta (सुत).—m S A son. 2 A prince.

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sutā (सुता).—f S A daughter.

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sūṭa (सूट).—f (suṭaṇēṃ) Remission or abatement (of a debt or just claim): also the sum or matter remitted, the abatement. 2 Release from bondage; freedom granted (to a slave, bondman &c.); manumission or emancipation. 3 Space between bodies in a line or row, interval. Ex. itakī sūṭa ṭhēvūṃ nakō.

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sūta (सूत).—n (sūtra S) A thread generally; any string, wire, line, fibre, filament, but a cotton thread or cotton threads particularly and eminently. Ex. rēśamācē sanaṅgāpēkṣāṃ sutācē sanaṅgāsa ūba phāra asatō. 2 fig. A line or cord (of patronage, support &c.); a resource or means (of obtainment, accomplishment, access &c.); a line of connection with freely. 3 An animalcule or thread-like maggot or worm (as appearing in rotten fruits or sores). 4 Texture or weftage. 5 fig. Holding amicably together; good terms with. sutācā tōḍā (Bit of thread.) A term for a thing considered as of the very lowest value; a flock, straw, hair. Ex. śambhara rūpayē dilhē parantu tyāpaikīṃ su0 hātīṃ lāgalā nāhīṃ; su0 dēkhīla kōṭhēṃ gharīṃ rāhilā nāhīṃ. sutānēṃ sūta lāgaṇēṃ To be traced or found by means of a clew. sutānēṃ svargāsa jāṇēṃ (To mount to the zenith upon a thread.) To apprehend, through acuteness or quickness, the whole of a subject upon obtaining the knowledge of the smallest portion of it; to tell the tune upon hearing a string sounded. sutāsa or sutīṃ or sutīmpātīṃ lāgaṇēṃ To come into regularity and order; to get into train and course; or under easy government or management;--used of persons, animals, business. Also sutāsa, sutīṃ, or sutīmpātīṃ cālaṇēṃ To proceed or flow on in regularity and order. Also sutāsa, sutīṃ &c. lāvaṇēṃ To set or put into regularity &c. sūta bāndhaṇēṃ To lay, form, or establish a thread, line, or means of connection or communication with. mūṭhabhara sūta bāndhaṇēṃ or dēṇēṃ (Familiarly or lightly.) To give a turban.

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sūta (सूत).—m S A caste or an individual of it,--the offspring of a Kshatriya male with a Brahman female. Their occupation is the management of horses and charioteering. 2 A charioteer. 3 A carpenter. 4 A bard, minstrel, professional encomiast.

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sūta (सूत).—p S Born or engendered.

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

suṭā (सुटा).—a Disengaged; unbound; loose. Single. Free, unengaged. Exempt. hātācā suṭā Free of hand, liberal.

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suta (सुत).—m A son. A prince.

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sutā (सुता).—f A daughter.

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sūṭa (सूट).—f Remission. Release from bondage. Interval.

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sūta (सूत).—n A thread. Texture. A line. Fig. Holding good terms with. m A cha- rioteer. A bard. p Born. sutānēṃ svargāsa jāṇēṃ To apprehend the whole on know- ing the smallest portion of it. sutāsa or sutīmpātīṃ lāgaṇēṃ To come into order.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Suta (सुत).—p. p.

1) Poured out.

2) Extracted or expressed (as Soma juice); सुतेन सोमेन विमिश्रतोयाम् (sutena somena vimiśratoyām) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.12.32.

3) Begotten, produced, brought forth.

-taḥ 1 A son.

2) A child, offspring.

3) A king.

4) Expressed Soma juice; अहरहर्ह सुतः प्रसुतो भवति (aharaharha sutaḥ prasuto bhavati) Bṛ. Up.2.1.3.

5) The Soma sacrifice; दर्शश्च पूर्णमासश्च चातुर्मास्यं पशुः सुतः (darśaśca pūrṇamāsaśca cāturmāsyaṃ paśuḥ sutaḥ) Bhāg. 7.15.48.

-taḥ, -tam A Soma libation.

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Sutā (सुता).—A daughter; तमर्थमिव भारत्या सुतया योक्तुमर्हसि (tamarthamiva bhāratyā sutayā yoktumarhasi) Kumārasambhava 6.79.

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Sūta (सूत).—p. p. [sū-kta]

1) Born, begotten, engendered, produced.

2) Impelled, emitted.

-taḥ 1 A charioteer; सूत, चोदयाश्वान् पुण्याश्रमदर्शनेन तावदात्मानं पुनीमहे (sūta, codayāśvān puṇyāśramadarśanena tāvadātmānaṃ punīmahe) Ś.1; पुनः पुनः सूतनिषिद्धचापलं हरन्तमश्वं रथरश्मिसंयतम् (punaḥ punaḥ sūtaniṣiddhacāpalaṃ harantamaśvaṃ ratharaśmisaṃyatam) R.3.42.

2) The son of a Kṣatriya by a woman of the Brāhmaṇa caste (his business being that of a charioteer); क्षत्रियाद् विप्र- कन्यायां सूतो भवति जातितः (kṣatriyād vipra- kanyāyāṃ sūto bhavati jātitaḥ) Manusmṛti 1.11; सूतो वा सूतपुत्रो वा यो वा को वा भवाम्यहम् (sūto vā sūtaputro vā yo vā ko vā bhavāmyaham) Ve.3.33.

3) The son of a Vaiśya by a Kṣatriya wife (his business being that of a bard).

4) A bard; पुरःसरैः स्वस्तिकसूतमागधैः (puraḥsaraiḥ svastikasūtamāgadhaiḥ) Rām.2.17.46; Bhāgavata 1.11.2.

5) A carpenter.

6) The sun.

7) Name of a pupil of Vyāsa.

8) Name of Sañjaya (a pupil of Vyāsa); समरवृत्तविबोधसमीहया कुरुवरेण मुदा कृतयाचनः। सपदि सूतमदादमलेक्षणं मुनिवरं तमहं सततं भजे (samaravṛttavibodhasamīhayā kuruvareṇa mudā kṛtayācanaḥ| sapadi sūtamadādamalekṣaṇaṃ munivaraṃ tamahaṃ satataṃ bhaje) || Vedavyāsāṣṭakam 7.

-taḥ, -tam Quick-silver.

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Sūtā (सूता).—A woman recently delivered.

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

Suta (सुत).—ppp. (= Pali id., MIndic for śruta), heard: sutā (so v.l., text śrutā; same verse Pali Jātaka (Pali) v.138.12 sutā) Mahāvastu iii.367.6.

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

Suta (सुत).—m.

(-taḥ) 1. A son. 2. A prince. f.

(-tā) 1. A daughter. 2. A plant, (Hedysarum alhagi.) f.

(-tā) Adj. 1. Poured out. 2. Extracted. 3. Begotten, brought forth. E. ṣu to bear or bring forth, aff. kta .

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Sūta (सूत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Born, engendered. 2. Sent, dispatched. 3. Drank. 4. Gone, departed. m.

(-taḥ) 1. A charioteer. 2. A carpenter. 3. A man of a mixed race, descended from a Kshetriya father, and mother of the sacerdotal tribe; his occupation is managing horses and driving cars. 4. A bard, an encomiast. 5. The sun. 6. Name of a pupil of Vyasa. mn.

(-taḥ-taṃ) Quicksilver. f.

(-tā) A woman lying-in or recently delivered. E. ṣū to bring forth, kta aff.

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

Sūta (सूत).—I. cf. 1. su and 2. . Ii. m. A. i. e. probably 2. sū + tṛ (cf. nāpita). 1. A charioteer, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 5, 4. 2. The son of a Kṣattriya by a Brāhmaṇī wife, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 10. 3. A bard, [Johnson's Selections from the Mahābhārata.] 37, 16. B. 1. A carpenter. 2. The sun. Iii. m. and n. Quicksilver.

— [Pagê53-a+ 42] Comp. Sa-, adj. with the charioteer, Chr. 34, 11.

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

Suta (सुत).—1. expressed or extracted; [masculine] the expressed Soma juice, a Soma libation.

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Suta (सुत).—2. [masculine] ā [feminine] son, daughter.

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Sūta (सूत).—[masculine] charioteer, a kind of herald or bard; [abstract] [feminine], tva [neuter]

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

1) Suta (सुत):—[from su] 1. suta mfn. impelled, urged, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] allowed, authorized, [ib.]

3) [from su] 2. suta mfn. pressed out, extracted

4) [v.s. ...] m. (sg. and [plural], once n. in [Chāndogya-upaniṣad v, 12,1]) the expressed Soma juice, a Soma libation, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) [from su] 3. suta mfn. begotten, brought forth

6) [v.s. ...] m. (ifc. f(ā). ) a son, child, offspring (sutau [dual number] = ‘son and daughter’), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

7) [v.s. ...] m. a king, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] Name of the 5th astrological house, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

9) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of the 10th Manu, [Harivaṃśa]

10) Sutā (सुता):—[from suta > su] a f. See below.

11) [from su] b f. (ifc. f(ā). ) a daughter, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

12) [v.s. ...] the plant Alhagi Maurorum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

13) Sūta (सूत):—[from ] 1. sūta mfn. urged, impelled etc. (cf. 3. sūta, p. 1241, col. 2, 1. suta, and nṛ-ṣūta).

14) [from ] 2. sūta mfn. (for 3. See p. 1241, col. 2) born, engendered (See su-ṣūta)

15) [v.s. ...] one that has, brought forth (young), [Manu-smṛti; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

16) [v.s. ...] m. quicksilver, [Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

17) [v.s. ...] the sun, [Horace H. Wilson]

18) Sūtā (सूता):—[from sūta > sū] f. a woman who has given birth to a child, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

19) [v.s. ...] a young quadruped, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

20) [v.s. ...] [wrong reading] for sutā, [Pañcatantra iii, 192/193.]

21) Sūta (सूत):—3. sūta m. (of doubtful derivation, [probably] to be connected with √1. ; for 1. 2. sūta See pp. 1239 and 1240) a charioteer, driver, groom, equerry, master of the horse ([especially] an attendant on a king who in earlier literature is often mentioned together with the grāma-ṇī; in the epics also a royal herald or bard, whose business was to proclaim the heroic actions of the king and his ancestors, while he drove his chariot to battle, or on state occasions, and who had therefore to know by heart portions of the epic poems and ancient ballads; he is the son of a Kṣatriya by a Brāhmaṇī or of a Brāhman [accord. to Śāśvata also of a Śūdra] and a Kṣatriyā; the most celebrated Sūta was Loma-harṣaṇa who was a pupil of Vyāsa), [Atharva-veda] etc. etc. ([Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 510 n.])

22) a carpenter or wheelwright, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

23) Name of a son of Viśvāmitra, [Mahābhārata]

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

1) Suta (सुत):—(taḥ) 1. m. A son; a prince. 1. f. Daughter; Hedysarum Plant.

2) Sūta (सूत):—(taḥ) 1. m. A charioteer; a carpenter; man of a mixed race; a bard; the sun. m. n. Quicksilver. 1. f. Lying-in woman. a. Born; sent; drank; gone.

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

Suta (सुत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Sua, Suā, Sūa, Sūia.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Suta (सुत) [Also spelled sut]:—(nm) a son; hence ~[] (nf).

2) Sūṭa (सूट) [Also spelled suit]:—(nm) a suit (of clothes); ~[kesa] a suit-case.

3) Sūta (सूत) [Also spelled sut]:—(nm) yarn, thread; length equal to one-eighth of an inch; a charioteer; one who relates ancient legends; —[kātanā] to spin; —[na kapāsa julāhe se laṭṭhama-laṭṭhā] to count one’s chickens before they are hatched, first catch your hare then cook him; to contend without a bone of contention.

4) Sūtā (सूता):—(nm) thread.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Suta (ಸುತ):—

1) [adjective] pressed out; extracted (said of juice from a fruit, herb, etc.).

2) [adjective] that has come into life, existence or brought forth to life; born.

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Suta (ಸುತ):—

1) [noun] a male child.

2) [noun] a male offspring; a boy or man as he is related to his father or mother; a son.

3) [noun] a ruler; a king.

4) [noun] (astrol.) the fifth house from the birth house.

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Sūta (ಸೂತ):—

1) [adjective] given birth (to); brought forth (a young one).

2) [adjective] excited or stirred to some action; provoked; incited; stimulated.

3) [adjective] gone or gone away.

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Sūta (ಸೂತ):—

1) [noun] the driver of a chariot; a charioteer.

2) [noun] a male off-spring of kṣatriya from a brāhmaṇa woman.

3) [noun] a male offspring of a vaiśya from a kṣatriya woman.

4) [noun] a praiser; a panegyrist; an encomiast.

5) [noun] a man who builds or repairs wooden structures, as houses, scaffolds or shelving; a carpenter.

6) [noun] the sun.

7) [noun] name of a celebrated sage.

8) [noun] a warrior who fights sitting in a war-chariot.

9) [noun] mercury, the silver metallic chemical element.

10) [noun] the act of imparting knowledge or giving information.

11) [noun] ability; capacity.

12) [noun] a man whose occupation is catching and selling fish; a fisherman.

13) [noun] open armed conflict between two hostile armies;a war.

14) [noun] a kind of plant.

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