Shurpanakha, Surpanakha, Śūrpaṇakhā, Shurpa-nakha: 21 definitions


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Shurpanakha has 20 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit term Śūrpaṇakhā can be transliterated into English as Surpanakha or Shurpanakha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shurpankha.

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[«previous next»] — Shurpanakha in Sanskrit glossary

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

Śūrpaṇakhā (शूर्पणखा):—(śūrpa + nakha) f. Nomen proprium [Scholiast] zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 1, 58. 8, 4, 3.] einer Rākṣasī, einer Schwester Rāvaṇa’s, [Śabdamālā] und [Śabdaratnāvalī im Śabdakalpadruma] [Mahābhārata 3, 15896. 15900.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 1, 44. fg. (48] [Gorresio). 3, 23, 12. 6, 108, 35. 7, 9, 35.] [Raghuvaṃśa 12, 38.] [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 536.] ṇakhī (gegen [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 1, 58]) [Śabdamālā] und [Śabdaratnāvalī im Śabdakalpadruma] [Rāmāyaṇa 6, 82, 103. fg.] [BHĀG.] [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 9, 10, 4.] Hier und da fälschlich śūrpanakhā geschrieben.

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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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