Mahashankha, Mahāśaṅkha, Maha-shankha, Mahashamkha: 14 definitions


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Mahashankha has 12 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit term Mahāśaṅkha can be transliterated into English as Mahasankha or Mahashankha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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[«previous next»] — Mahashankha in Sanskrit glossary

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

Mahāśaṅkha (महाशङ्ख):—[(ma + śaṅkha)]

1) m. eine grosse Muschel [Mahābhārata 2, 65.] [Bhagavadgītā 1, 15.] —

2) m. Schläfebein [MUṆḌAMĀLĀTANTRA im TANTRASĀRA] [Śabdakalpadruma] Stirnbein, m. [Medinīkoṣa kh. 16.] n. [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 6, 29.] m. Menschenknochen [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 4, 44.] [Medinīkoṣa] —

3) m. eine best. hohe Zahl [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] [?= 10] Nikharva [Śabdakalpadruma] —

4) m. ein best. Schatz [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [VIŚVA im Śabdakalpadruma] —

5) m. Nomen proprium eines Schlangendämons [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 5, 24, 31.]

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Mahāśaṅkha (महाशङ्ख):—

5) [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 12, 11, 41.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Mahāśaṅkha (महाशङ्ख):——

1) m. — a) eine grosse Muschel. — b) Schläfebein. — c) *Menschenknochen. — d) *eine best. hohe Zahl , = 10 Nikharva. — e) *ein best. Schatz. — f) Nomen proprium eines Schlangendämons. —

2) *m. n. Stirnbein.

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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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