Suvaha, Suvahā, Suvāha, Su-vaha: 9 definitions



Suvaha 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Suvahā (सुवहा) is another name for Śephālikā (Nyctanthes arbor-tristis “night-flowering jasmine”), from the Apocynaceae family. The term is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Carakasaṃhitā. This synonym was identified by Amarasiṃha in his Amarakośa (a Sanskrit botanical thesaurus from the 4th century).

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Suvahā (सुवहा) is another name for Śephālī, a medicinal plant identified with Nyctanthes arbor-tristis (or ‘night-flowering jasmine’) from the Oleaceae family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.155-156 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Suvahā and Śephālī, there are a total of eight Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Suvāha (सुवाह).—A warrior of Subrahmaṇya. (Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Verse 66).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Suvaha (सुवह).—The fourth Skandha from Soma to Rakṣa province.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 117.

1b) Prakṛtis as aid to the creator.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 103. 28.

2) Suvāha (सुवाह).—One of Danu's sons.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 7.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

suvaha (सुवह).—a (S) That bears or carries pleasantly or well. 2 That bears or endures well, patient. 3 That is pleasant or easy to be borne, lit. fig.

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

suvaha (सुवह).—a That carries well. Patient.

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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

Suvaha (सुवह).—a.

1) bearing well, patient.

2) patient, enduring.

3) easy to be borne- (-) 1 a lute.

2) Name of several plants like रास्ना, निर्गुण्डी (rāsnā, nirguṇḍī) &c.; Mātaṅga L.1.1.

Suvaha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and vaha (वह).

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

Suvaha (सुवह).—mfn.

(-haḥ-hā-haṃ) 1. Bearing or conveying well or pleasantly. 2. Pleasant of burden, to be borne with pleasure. 3. Patient, enduring. f.

(-hā) 1. A flower, (Nyctanthes tristis.) 2. A shrub, (Mimosa octandra.) 3. Rasna, conjectured to be the ichneumon plant, (Ophiorrhyza mangos.) 4. A scandent shrub, (Cissus pedata.) 5. The gum Olibanum tree, (Boswellia thurifera.) 6. A Vina, or lute. 7. A medicinal plant, commonly Teori, (Convolvulus turpethum.) E. su well, much, or pleasantly, and vaha bearing.

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

1) Suvaha (सुवह):—[=su-vaha] [from su > su-yaj] mfn. idem, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] easy to be drawn or carried, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] carrying well, bearing well, patient, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a [particular] wind, [Golādhyāya]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of various plants (Vitex Negundo; Cissus Pedata; Boswellia Thurifera etc.), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] a Vīṇā or lute, [Horace H. Wilson]

7) Suvāha (सुवाह):—[=su-vāha] [from su > su-yaj] mfn. easy to be borne (meaning also ‘having beautiful horses’ and ‘having handsome arms’; cf. bāha), [Vāsavadattā]

8) [v.s. ...] m. a good stallion, [ib.]

9) [v.s. ...] Name of one of Skanda’s attendants, [Mahābhārata]

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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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