Sutika, Sūtikā: 9 definitions



Sutika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Sūtikā (सूतिका).—Gra(ṛ)ham—Here bhasma forms amulet: pollution of;1 the place of confinement from which Pradyumna was stolen away by Śambara.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 27. 114; III. 14. 88.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 27. 3 and 10.

1b) A tribe.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 46.
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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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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Rasa-Jala-Nidhi: Or Ocean of indian chemistry and alchemy

Sūtikā (सूतिका) refers to “fever” and other ailments following child birth. (see the Rasajalanidhi by Bhudeb Mookerji volume 3)

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sūtikā (सूतिका).—f S A woman recently delivered. 2 A disease of women after childbirth.

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

sūtikā (सूतिका).—f A woman recently delivered.

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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

Sūtikā (सूतिका).—A woman recently delivered; Ms.5.85.

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

Sūtikā (सूतिका).—f.

(-kā) A woman recently delivered. E. sū-kta svārthe ka ata ittvam .

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

1) Sūtika (सूतिक):—[from ] [gana] purohitādi (cf. sautikya).

2) Sūtikā (सूतिका):—[from ] f. a woman who has recently brought forth a child, lying-in woman, [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.

3) [v.s. ...] (with or [scilicet] go) a cow that has recently calved, [Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata]

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

Sūtikā (सूतिका) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sūiyā.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sutika 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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