m. (prob. fr. sū-+ kara-,making the sound sū-; confer, compareśū-kara-etc.; according to to others fr. 3. sū-and connected with Latin su1-culus, sū-cula-) a boar, hog, pig, swine (in fine compositi or 'at the end of a compound'f(ā-).; daṃṣṭrā sūkarasya-,prob."a particular plant") etc.
सूकरः [सू-करन् कित् Uṇ.4.5] 1 A hog, pig; see शूकर. -2 A sort of deer. -3 A potter. -री 1 A sow; पतिलोकं न सा याति ब्राह्मणी या सुरां पिबेत् । इहैव सा शुनी गृध्री सूकरी चोप- जायते ॥ Y.3.256. -2 A sort of moss.
‘Wild boar,’ has the appearance of being an onomato- poetic word (‘making the sound sū’)\ it is more probably a very old word going back to the Indo-European period, and cognate with the Latin su-culus (‘little pig’), being transformed in sense by popular etymology. It occurs in the Rigveda and later. It appears once in the Atharvaveda accompanied by ntrga, the combined words apparently meaning ‘ wild hog, as opposed to Varāha, ‘ boar.’
noun (masculine) a boar (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a kind of deer (the hog-deer) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a particular fish (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a potter (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
hog (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a particular hell (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
pig (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
swine (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
white rice (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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