Suvritta, Suvṛttā, Suvṛtta, Su-vritta: 12 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Suvṛttā and Suvṛtta can be transliterated into English as Suvrtta or Suvritta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Suvratt.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Suvritta in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Suvṛttā (सुवृत्ता).—An Apsaras.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 7.
Source: Srimad Valmiki Ramayana

Suvṛtta (सुवृत्त) refers to one possessed of “good conduct”, according to the Rāmāyaṇa chapter 2.29. Accordingly:—“[...] Sītā was distressed to hear these words of Rāma and spoke these words slowly, with her face with tears: ‘[...] By what reason now are you thus not willing to take me, the woman having good conduct (suvṛtta), devoted to her husband and belonging to you, from this place?’”.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Google Books: Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences (Astronomy)

Suvṛtta (सुवृत्त) refers to “circular opening”, according to the Ghaṭikāyantraghaṭanāvidhi, an unpublished manuscript describing the ritual connected with the setting up of the water clock and its invocation.—Accordingly, “[...] Now another method. After carefully observing the rise of the Sun’s orb up to the half, or the setting of the same, the instrument (i.e. the bowl) should be placed in a basin filled with water. The bowl is so made that its height is equal to six aṅgulas, and the circular opening [i.e., suvṛtta] is twelve aṅgulas in diameter”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Suvṛtta (सुवृत्त).—a.

1) well-behaved, virtuous, good; मयि तस्य सुवृत्त वर्तते लघुसंदेशपदा सरस्वती (mayi tasya suvṛtta vartate laghusaṃdeśapadā sarasvatī) R. 8.77.

2) well-rounded, beautifully globular or round; मृदुनातिसुवृत्तेन सुमृष्टेनातिहारिणा । मोदकेनापि किं तेन निष्पत्तिर्यस्य सेवया (mṛdunātisuvṛttena sumṛṣṭenātihāriṇā | modakenāpi kiṃ tena niṣpattiryasya sevayā) || or सुमुखोऽपि सुवृत्तोऽपि सन्मार्गपतितोऽपि च । महतां पादलग्नोऽपि व्यथयत्येव कष्टकः (sumukho'pi suvṛtto'pi sanmārgapatito'pi ca | mahatāṃ pādalagno'pi vyathayatyeva kaṣṭakaḥ) || (where all the adjectives are used in a double sense).

-ttam a good or virtuous conduct; भर्तुश्चिन्तानुवर्तित्वं सुवृत्तं चानुजीविनाम् (bhartuścintānuvartitvaṃ suvṛttaṃ cānujīvinām) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.69.

-ttā a sort of grape.

Suvṛtta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and vṛtta (वृत्त).

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

Suvṛtta (सुवृत्त).—mfn.

(-ttaḥ-ttā-ttaṃ) 1. Virtuous, good. 2. Well or handsomely round. m.

(-ttaḥ) A kind of esculent root. f.

(-ttā) Grape. E. su, and vṛtta practised, &c.

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

Suvṛtta (सुवृत्त).—[adjective] well rounded or well behaved; [neuter] [impersonally] well done ([with] [instrumental]).

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

1) Suvṛtta (सुवृत्त):—[=su-vṛtta] [from su > su-yaj] mf(ā)n. well rounded, beautifully globular or round, [Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] well-conducted, virtuous, good ([especially] applied to women), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] composed in a beautiful metre, [Kāvya literature]

4) [v.s. ...] well done (n. [impersonal or used impersonally]), [Mālatīmādhava]

5) [v.s. ...] m. a kind of round bulb, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) Suvṛttā (सुवृत्ता):—[=su-vṛttā] [from su-vṛtta > su > su-yaj] f. a sort of grape, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] Name of a plant (= śata-pattrī), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] a kind of metre, [Kedāra’s Vṛtti-ratnākara]

9) [v.s. ...] Name of an Apsaras, [Harivaṃśa]

10) [v.s. ...] of a woman, [Daśakumāra-carita]

11) Suvṛtta (सुवृत्त):—[=su-vṛtta] [from su > su-yaj] n. welfare, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

12) [v.s. ...] good conduct or behaviour, [Rāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

Suvṛtta (सुवृत्त):—[su-vṛtta] (ttaḥ-ttā-ttaṃ) a. Virtuous; neatly rounded.

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

Suvṛtta (सुवृत्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Suvitta.

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Suvritta 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»] — Suvritta in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Suvṛtta (सुवृत्त) [Also spelled suvratt]:—(a) virtuous, righteous; hence ~[tti] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Suvṛtta (ಸುವೃತ್ತ):—[noun] a man of good conduct.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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