Sutaka, Suṭakā, Sūtakā: 13 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Sutak.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Sūtaka (सूतक) refers to one’s “sons”, according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “As long as Śambhu does not come into the world of mortals with all his being (sarvabhāva), bearing the form of the teacher, the Śāmbhava form of the “descent (of power)” does not take place. Just as my seed (vīrya), like (the alchemical) mercury (pārada), upon falling to the ground splits into (many) drops, similarly I wander around (in the world) in the form of the most excellent teachers. These teachers are born from my seed (vīrya). They are (my) sons (sūtaka). Purified, they achieve (the goal) by virtue of the fine condiment of the herb of devotion. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

suṭakā (सुटका).—f (suṭa root of suṭaṇēṃ. Or H) Release, liberation, emancipation, deliverance or freedness generally (from restraint, affliction, or trouble).

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sutaka (सुतक).—n Corrupted from sūtaka, and properly signifying Impurity arising (to the members of a family) through a birth in it, but understood popularly in the sense of Impurity arising through a death. v dhara.

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sūtaka (सूतक).—n (S) Impurity (arising to the members of a family) from the birth of a child in it; also, sometimes, from a miscarriage or a death. Applied also to the impurity which prevails during an eclipse. Note. Impurity from a birth or a miscarriage is the sense in Sanskrit, but not popularly, excepting in the Konkan̤.

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

suṭakā (सुटका).—f Release, deliverance, liberation.

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sutaka (सुतक).—n Impurity arising through a death.

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sūtaka (सूतक).—

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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

Sūtaka (सूतक).—

1) Birth, production; नाधीयीतामिषं जगध्वा सूतकान्नाद्यमेव च (nādhīyītāmiṣaṃ jagadhvā sūtakānnādyameva ca) Manusmṛti 4.112.

2) Impurity caused by childbirth (or miscarriage) in a family; (also called jananāśaucam q. v.); Manusmṛti 4.11.

-kaḥ, -kam Quick-silver.

Derivable forms: sūtakam (सूतकम्).

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Sūtakā (सूतका).—A woman recently delivered, a lying-in woman; Manusmṛti 5.85.

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

Sutaka (सुतक).—n.

(-kaṃ) 1. Birth. 2. Impurity from child-birth or mis-carriage: see sūtaka .

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Sūtaka (सूतक).—n.

(-kaṃ) 1. Birth, production. 2. Impurity from child-birth or miscarriage. mn.

(-kaḥ-kaṃ) Quicksilver. f.

(-kā-tikā) A woman recently delivered. E. kan added to the last.

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

Sūtaka (सूतक).—[sūta + ka] (see vb. 1. su), I. n. 1. Birth, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 112; 5, 58; cf. 4, 110 (birth of Rāhu = causing an eclipse). 2. Impurity from child-birth, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 76, 7. Ii. m. and n. Quicksilver. Iii. f. and tikā, A woman recently delivered, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 212.

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

Sūtaka (सूतक).—[neuter] bird, production; impurity from birth etc.

— [masculine] [neuter] quicksilver; [feminine] sūtika a woman recently delivered.

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

1) Sūtaka (सूतक):—[from ] n. birth (also ‘the calving of a cow’ etc.), [Gṛhya-sūtra; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] impurity (of parents) caused by child-birth or miscarriage, [Yājñavalkya; Dhūrtasamāgama]

3) [v.s. ...] impurity (in general), [Subhāṣitāvali]

4) [v.s. ...] an obstacle, [Tithyāditya]

5) [v.s. ...] f(akā and ikā). See below

6) [v.s. ...] mn. (am) quick silver, mercury, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

7) Sūtakā (सूतका):—[from ] f. a woman recently delivered, [Pāṇini 7-3, 45], [vArttika] 10, [Patañjali]

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

Sūtaka (सूतक):—(kaṃ) 1. m. n. Quicksilver. n. Birth; impurity from childbirth. f. (kā-tikā) A woman recently delivered.

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

Sūtaka (सूतक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Sūaga, Sūaya.

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Sutaka 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sūtaka (सूतक) [Also spelled sutak]:—(nm) impurity or defilement which, according to the Hindu tradition, is caused by a death/birth in the family; —[laganā] an impurity or defilement caused due to a death/birth.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sūtaka (ಸೂತಕ):—

1) [noun] = ಸೂತ [suta]2 - 9.

2) [noun] the act or fact of coming into life; birth.

3) [noun] religious impurity, defilement (in gen.).

4) [noun] religious impurity, defilement caused by the birth of a child in the family.

5) [noun] in women, the periodic flow of blood and sloughed-off tissue from the uterus, discharged through the genital tract; menses.

6) [noun] an upset of normal function; an ailment; a disorder.

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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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