Suvirya, Suvīrya, Su-virya: 10 definitions

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Suvirya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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

Suvīrya (सुवीर्य).—One of Danu's sons.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 6.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Suvīryā (सुवीर्या) is another name for Mahāśatāvarī, a medicinal plant identified with either Asparagus gonocladus Baker. or Asparagus sarmentosus Linn., both from the Asparagaceae family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.120-123 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa).  Notes: Mahāśatāvarī is the bigger variety of Śatāvarī, identified with Asparagus racemosus Willed. (or “buttermilk root”). Together with the names Suvīryā and Mahāśatāvarī, there are a total of eleven 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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Suvirya in India is the name of a plant defined with Gardenia resinifera in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Gardenia lucida Roxb. (among others).

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

· Hortus Bengalensis, or ‘a Catalogue of the Plants Growing in the Hounourable East India Company's Botanical Garden at Calcutta’ (1814)
· Flora Indica (1824)
· Hist. Pl. (Baillon) (1880)
· Ned. Kruidk. Arch. (1851)
· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1832)
· Novae Plantarum Species (1821)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Suvīrya (सुवीर्य).—a.

1) having great vigour.

2) of heroic strength, heroic, chivalrous. (-ryam) 1 great heroism

2) abundance of heroes.

3) the fruit of the jujube.

-ryā wild cotton.

Suvīrya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and vīrya (वीर्य).

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

Suvīrya (सुवीर्य) or Suvīryya.—n.

(-ryaṃ) 1. Great vigour. 2. The fruit of the jujube. f.

(-ryā) Wild-cotton. E. su good, and vīrya essence.

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

Suvīrya (सुवीर्य).—n. 1. great vigour. 2. abundance in heroes, Chr. 288, 12 = [Rigveda.] i. 48, 12 (cf. i. 40, 2).

Suvīrya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and vīrya (वीर्य).

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

Suvīrya (सुवीर्य).—[neuter] manliness, heroism; abundance of men or heroes.

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

1) Suvīrya (सुवीर्य):—[=su-vīrya] [from su > su-yaj] n. manly vigour or deed, heroism, [Ṛg-veda; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] abundance of heroes, host of warriors or brave men, [Ṛg-veda; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] mfn. having great strength or power, very efficacious (herb or drug), [Hitopadeśa]

4) Suvīryā (सुवीर्या):—[=su-vīryā] [from su-vīrya > su > su-yaj] f. wild cotton, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] the resin of the Gardenia Gummifera, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) Suvīrya (सुवीर्य):—[=su-vīrya] [from su > su-yaj] n. the fruit of the jujube, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Suvīrya (सुवीर्य):—[su-vīrya] (ryyaṃ) 1. n. Great vigor; the fruit of the jujube. 1. f. Wild cotton.

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Suvirya 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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