सूत

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

सूत (sūta)

  1. urged, impelled

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

सूत (sūta)

  1. born, engendered
  2. one that has, brought forth (young)

Noun[edit]

सूत (sūtam

  1. quicksilver
  2. the sun
  3. a young quadruped
  4. written for सुता (sutā).

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

सूत (sūtam

  1. charioteer, driver, groom, equerry, master of the horse (especially an attendant on a king who in earlier literature is often mentioned together with the ग्रामणी (grāma-ṇī́); in the epics also a royal herald or bard, whose business was to proclaim the heroic actions of the king and his ancestors, while he drove his chariot to battle , or on state occasions , and who had therefore to know by heart portions of the epic poems and ancient ballads; he is the son of a क्षत्रिय (kṣatriya) by a ब्राह्मणी (brāhmaṇī) or of a Brahman [accord. to शाश्वत (śāśvata) also of a शूद्र (śūdra)] and a क्षत्रिया (kṣatriyā); the most celebrated sūta was लोमहर्षण (loma-harṣaṇa) who was a pupil of व्यास (vyāsa))
  2. carpenter, wheelwright
  3. name of a son of विश्वामित्र (viśvāmitra)

References[edit]

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, page 1239