Suti, aka: Shuti, Śūti, Sūtī; 7 Definition(s)


Suti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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 Śūti can be transliterated into English as Suti or Shuti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Sūti (सूति) 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 Sūti) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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India history and geogprahy

Śu-ti.—(IE 8-1), contraction of śukla (or śuddha) -pakṣa-tithi. Note: śu-ti is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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

suti : (f.) hearing; tradition; rumour; the Vedas.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Suti, (f.) (cp. śruti revelation as opp. to smṛti tradition) 1. hearing, tradition, inspiration, knowledge of the Vedas Sn. 839, 1078; Miln. 3 (+sammuti); Mhvs 1, 3. ‹-› 2. rumour; sutivasena by hearsay, as a story, through tradition J. III, 285, 476; VI, 100.—3. a sound, tone VvA. 139 (dvāvīsati suti-bhedā 22 kinds of sound). (Page 718)

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

suṭī (सुटी).—f ( H) Remission (from study, service, or labor); leave or liberty granted.

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sutī (सुती).—a (sūta) Made or composed of cotton; belonging or relating to cotton. 2 Straight, perpendicular, direct, level (i. e. along which a thread or line laid would lie evenly or equally). Hence Regular, orderly, right. 3 Unerring, correct, skilful, masterly; that works by line and rule;--as an artist, a workman. 4 Tractable. 5 In comp. with a numeral prefix, or with an adjective expressing multitude, quality of texture &c., it corresponds with Threaded or stringed. Ex. ēkasutī, dōnasutī, tīnasutī, bahusutī, anēkasutī, jāḍasutī, bārīkasutī.

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sūti (सूति).—f S Birth: also parturition or delivery. 2 Offspring.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

suṭī (सुटी).—f Remission, leave or liberty granted.

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sutī (सुती).—a Made of cotton. Straight. Threaded.

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sūti (सूति).—f Birth; parturition or delivery.

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

Śūti (शूति).—f. Growing, increasing.

Derivable forms: śūtiḥ (शूतिः).

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Suti (सुति).—f. Extraction of Soma juice.

Derivable forms: sutiḥ (सुतिः).

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Sūti (सूति) or Sūtī (सूती).—f. [sū-ktin]

1) Birth, production, parturition, delivery, child-bearing.

2) Offspring, progeny.

3) Source, fountain-head; तपसां सूतिरसूतिरापदाम् (tapasāṃ sūtirasūtirāpadām) Ki.2.56.

4) A place where Soma juice is extracted.

5) Yielding fruit. production of crops; न कल्पते पुनः सूत्या उप्तं बीजं च नश्यति (na kalpate punaḥ sūtyā uptaṃ bījaṃ ca naśyati) Bhāg.7.11.33.

Derivable forms: sūtiḥ (सूतिः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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