Cinamshuka, Cīnāṃśuka, Cina-amshuka: 10 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Cinamshuka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Cīnāṃśuka can be transliterated into English as Cinamsuka or Cinamshuka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chinamshuka.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Cinamshuka in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Cīnāṃśuka (चीनांशुक) is used for silk imported from China and was once commonly used by craftsmen in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Craftsmen and their tools are referred to in the Nīlamata which enjoins upon the inhabitants of Kaśmīra the worship of Viśvakarmā—the originator of all crafts.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Cīnāṃśuka (चीनांशुक).—The silk of the Shin country.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 154. 276.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Cinamshuka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cīnāṃśuka (चीनांशुक).—n. China-cloth, silk, silken cloth; चीनांशुक- मिव केतोः प्रतिवातं नीयमानस्य (cīnāṃśuka- miva ketoḥ prativātaṃ nīyamānasya) Ś.1.34; Ku.7.3; Māl.6.5; Amaru.75.

Derivable forms: cīnāṃśukam (चीनांशुकम्).

Cīnāṃśuka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms cīna and aṃśuka (अंशुक). See also (synonyms): cīnavāsas.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cīnāṃśuka (चीनांशुक).—n.

(-kaṃ) China cloth, silk. E. cīna, and aṃśuka cloth.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cīnāṃśuka (चीनांशुक).—n. silk.

Cīnāṃśuka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms cīna and aṃśuka (अंशुक).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cīnāṃśuka (चीनांशुक).—[neuter] China cloth, silk.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cīnāṃśuka (चीनांशुक):—[from cīna] n. idem, [Harivaṃśa 12745; Śakuntalā; Kumāra-sambhava; Daśakumāra-carita; Amaru-śataka]

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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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