Shunga, Śuṅga, Śuṅgā: 13 definitions


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Shunga has 12 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit terms Śuṅga and Śuṅgā can be transliterated into English as Sunga or Shunga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Śuṅga (शुङ्ग):—

1) m. a) Ficus indica und Spondias mangifera [Medinīkoṣa g. 25.] — b) Nomen proprium eines Mannes [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 1, 117.] [Pravarādhyāya] in [Weber’s Verzeichniss 61, 15.] pl. seine Nachkommen ebend. [?62, 17. LĀṬY. 4, 6, 20. Aśvalāyana’s Śrautasūtrāni 12, 15 PARIŚ. NIDĀNA 5, 8.] Name einer auf die Maurya folgenden Dynastie [Viṣṇupurāṇa 4, 24, 8. 11.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 12, 1, 17.] sg. ein Fürst aus dieser Dynastie 18. statt dessen rājan [Viṣṇupurāṇa 4, 24, 12.] —

2) f. ā Knospendecke, namentlich der Feigenarten, [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1124.] [Suśruta 1, 317, 11. 2, 193, 1.] kṣīri [377, 16.] aśvattha [2, 155, 19.] nyagrodha [GOBH. 2, 6, 6. 7, 18.] [Śāṅkhāyana’s Gṛhyasūtrāṇi 1, 20.] [Pāraskara’s Gṛhyasūtrāṇi 1, 14.] = śūka Granne [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 45.] —

3) f. ī Ficus infectoria Willd. und Spondias mangifera [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 2, 50.] —

4) m. n. Ficus infectoria [Medinīkoṣa] f. [Śabdakalpadruma] und [WILSON] nach ders. Aut. (sie werden demnach ca striyām st. cāstri gelesen haben). —

5) n. Knospendecke (insbes. des Feigenbaums); übertr. so v. a. Wirkung (Gegens. mūla Wurzel, Ursache) [Chāndogyopaniṣad 6, 8, 3. 4.] — Vgl. eka, śauṅga, śauṅgi .

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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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