Catankai, Cataṅkai: 1 definition


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Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Cataṅkai (சதங்கை) noun cf. śṛṅkhalā.

1. String of small metal bells; கிங்கிணி. [kingini.]

2. String of small silver or gold bells, worn by children and women as an ornament for the feet or waist; பெண்களும் குழந்தைகளும் அணிந்துகொள்ளும் ஓரணி. பரியக நூபுரம் பாடகஞ் சதங்கை [penkalum kuzhanthaigalum aninthugollum orani. pariyaga nupuram padagagn sathangai] (சிலப்பதிகாரம் அரும்பதவுரை [silappathigaram arumbathavurai] 6, 84, உரை [urai]).

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