Sutanu, Sutana, Sutani, Sutanū, Sutanā, Su-tanu, Sutāna, Su-tana: 14 definitions

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Sutanu means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Hindi. 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

1) Sutanu (सुतनु).—The wife of Aśvasuta, the son of the King of Vajra. Sutanu was the daughter of Yudhiṣṭhira. (Vāyu Purāṇa, 96, 250).

2) Sutanu (सुतनु).—The daughter of Āhuka otherwise called Ugrasena. (Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 14, Verse 33) Śrī Kṛṣṇa made Akrūra marry this Sutanu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Sutanū (सुतनू).—A daughter of Ugrasena, the Kāśi king, and a wife of Vasudeva, mother of Pauṇḍraka.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 66. [5]; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 134; Matsya-purāṇa 44. 76; 46. 21; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 21.

1b) A daughter of Yudhiṣṭhira; married Aśvasuta, son Vajra.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 250.
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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Sutana, Sutani. A gazelle, sister of the Bodhisatta. See the Rohantamiga Jataka. She is identified with Khema. J.iv.423.

2. Sutana. An eminent upasika. v.l. Sudhana. A.iv.347.

3. Sutana. One of the aggasavika of Mangala Buddha. Bu.iv.25.

4. Sutana. See Sutanu.

5. The Bodhisatta born as a poor householder. See the Sutano Jataka.

6. Wife of Vipassi Buddha, in his last lay life (Bu.xx.25). She was also called Sudassana (BuA.195). See Sudhana.

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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: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Sutanu (सुतनु) is the name of a river situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—The Saṁyutta Nikāya describes Sutanu as a river on whose bank Anuruddha stayed for once.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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

sutanu : (adj.) having a handsome body or a slender waist.

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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

Sutanu (सुतनु).—a.

1) having a beautiful body.

2) extremely delicate or slender, very thin.

3) emaciated.

-nuḥ, -nūḥ f.) a lovely lady; एताः सुतनु मुखं ते सख्यः पश्यन्ति हेमकूटगताः (etāḥ sutanu mukhaṃ te sakhyaḥ paśyanti hemakūṭagatāḥ) V.1.1; Ś.7.24.

Sutanu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and tanu (तनु).

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Sutāna (सुतान).—a. melodious.

Sutāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and tāna (तान).

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

Sutanu (सुतनु).—name of a Prajāpati: Mahā-Māyūrī 257.21.

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

Sutanu (सुतनु).—mfn. (-nuḥ-nuḥ or -nvī-nu) 1. Very thin or delicate. 2. Extremely fine. f. (-nuḥ or -nvī) A beautiful woman. E. su excellent, tanu thin; also sutanū .

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

Sutanu (सुतनु).—I. adj. very delicate. Ii. f. a woman.

— Cf. [Latin] tenuis; [Old High German.] dunni, [Anglo-Saxon.] thyn; (= tanvī), for (cf. ), i. e.

Sutanu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and tanu (तनु).

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

Sutanu (सुतनु).—1. [adjective] very thin or slender.

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Sutanu (सुतनु).—2. [adjective] handsome-limbed; [feminine] ([vocative] nu) a fair woman.

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

1) Sutanu (सुतनु):—[=su-tanu] [from su > su-tanaya] mfn. very thin or slender (-tā f.), [Dhūrtasamāgama] ([varia lectio])

2) [v.s. ...] having a beautiful body, [Kāvya literature]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Gandharva, [Rāmāyaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] of a son of Ugra-sena, [Harivaṃśa]

5) [v.s. ...] of a monkey, [Rāmāyaṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] f(u or ū). a fair woman ([vocative case] sutanu cf. [Vāmana’s Kāvyālaṃkāravṛtti v, 2, 49; v, 2, 49]), [Śakuntalā; Śiśupāla-vadha]

7) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a daughter of Āhuka (wife of Akrūra), [Mahābhārata]

8) [v.s. ...] of a concubine of Vasu-deva, [Harivaṃśa]

9) [v.s. ...] of a daughter of Ugra-sena, [ib.; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

10) Sutāna (सुतान):—[=su-tāna] [from su > su-tanaya] mfn. well-tuned, melodious, [Pañcarātra]

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

Sutanu (सुतनु):—[su-tanu] (nuḥ) 2. f. 3. f. (nvī) A woman. a. Thin, delicate.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Sutanu (सुतनु):—

1) adj. überaus schlank: sutanu voc. fem. [Śākuntala 183. fg.] [Spr. (II) 7102. 7551.] sutanu f. = nārī [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma] —

2) m. Nomen proprium a) eines Gandharva [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 91, 44.] — b) eines Sohnes des Ugrasena [Harivaṃśa 2028.] — c) eines Affen [Rāmāyaṇa 6, 2, 24.] —

3) f. sutanu Nomen proprium einer Tochter Āhuka’s und Gattin Akrūra’s [Mahābhārata 2, 597.] einer Beischläferin von Vasudeva [Harivaṃśa 1949. 9201. 9202] (sutanū). einer Tochter Ugrasena's [2029.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 4, 14, 5.]

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Sutāna (सुतान):—(6. su + tāna) adj. wohl klingend [PAÑCAR. 1, 11, 2.]

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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

Sutanu (सुतनु):—(a) shapely, comely; tenuous, of delicate build.

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