Sutikshna, Sutīkṣṇa, Su-tikshna: 12 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Sutīkṣṇa can be transliterated into English as Sutiksna or Sutikshna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Sutikshn.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sutikshna in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Sutīkṣṇa (सुतीक्ष्ण).—A hermit. While Śrī Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa were living in the forest with Sītā, they visited the hermiof hermits such as Śarabhaṅga, Sutīkṣṇa and others. Once Indra came to the hermitage of Sutīkṣṇa and invited him to the world of gods. It was at this time that Śrī Rāma came to the hermitage with Sītā and Lakṣmaṇa. When they were nearing the hermitage, Indra said "I shall see Rāma later when he has completed his great task." Saying thus Indra went away from the hermitage. Śrī Rāma and his wife and brother asked the hermit, where in the forest, they were to live. The hermit told them that they could live in that hermitage itself.

This hermit was the brother and disciple of Agastya. Once Sutīkṣṇa changed a wicked and cruel man named Duṣpaṇya to a good and righteous man by sprinkling holy water of Gaṅgā on him. (See under Duṣpaṇya). (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Araṇya Kāṇḍa, Sarga 7).

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sutīkṣṇa (सुतीक्ष्ण) refers to “sharp lethal weapons”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.30. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] When people were saying thus on seeing the self-immolation of Satī, her attendants rose up in anger with their weapons. [...] Consulting one another, the attendants lifted their weapons furiously and the atmosphere was pervaded with the sound of their arms. O celestial sage, some of them excessively stricken with grief cut off their limbs with their weapons, some their heads, some their faces, with the sharp lethal weapons (sutīkṣṇa) they had”.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Sutikshna in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Sutikshna in India is the name of a plant defined with Moringa ovalifolia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Moringa parvifolia Noronha (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Feddes Repertorium (1985)
· Field Museum of Natural History, Botanical Series (1902)
· Fieldiana, Botany (1946)
· Synopseos Plantarum (Persoon) (1805)
· Flora of the Southeastern United States (1903)
· Prodr. (DC.) (1825)

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sutikshna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sutīkṣṇa (सुतीक्ष्ण).—a.

1) very sharp.

2) very pungent.

3) acutely painful. (-kṣṇaḥ) 1 the Śigru tree.

2) Name of a sage; नाम्ना सुतीक्ष्णश्चरितेन दान्तः (nāmnā sutīkṣṇaścaritena dāntaḥ) R.13.41. °दशनः (daśanaḥ) an epithet of Śiva.

Sutīkṣṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and tīkṣṇa (तीक्ष्ण).

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

Sutīkṣṇa (सुतीक्ष्ण).—mfn.

(-kṣṇaḥ-kṣṇā-kṣṇaṃ) 1. Verp sharp. 2. Very pungent. 3. Acutely painful. m.

(-kṣṇaḥ) A tree, (Hypernathera morunga.) E. su exceedingly, and tīkṣṇa sharp, &c.

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

Sutīkṣṇa (सुतीक्ष्ण).—adj. very sharp, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 6, 27.

Sutīkṣṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and tīkṣṇa (तीक्ष्ण).

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

Sutīkṣṇa (सुतीक्ष्ण).—[adjective] very sharp (lit. & [figuratively]); [neuter] in a high degree, very much.

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

1) Sutīkṣṇa (सुतीक्ष्ण):—[=su-tīkṣṇa] [from su > su-tanaya] mfn. very sharp or pungent, acutely painful (am ind. ‘excessively’), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. Moringa Pterygosperma, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a Muni (brother of Agastya), [Rāmāyaṇa; Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]

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

Sutīkṣṇa (सुतीक्ष्ण):—[su-tīkṣṇa] (kṣṇaḥ) 1. m. A tree, Hyperanthera morunga. a. Very sharp, pungent, painful.

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Sutikshna 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

[«previous next»] — Sutikshna in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sutīkṣṇa (सुतीक्ष्ण) [Also spelled sutikshn]:—(a) very sharp/pointed; hence ~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sutikshna in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sutīkṣṇa (ಸುತೀಕ್ಷ್ಣ):—

1) [adjective] a very sharp; capable of cutting easily.

2) [adjective] having very sharp, keen intelligence.

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Sutīkṣṇa (ಸುತೀಕ್ಷ್ಣ):—[noun] (myth.) name of a hell.

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