Hamsika, Haṃsikā: 6 definitions
Hamsika 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Haṃsikā (हंसिका).—A daughter of Surabhi. This cow is said to be supporting the southern region. (Udyoga Parva, Chapter 102, Verse 7).
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Haṃsikā (हंसिका).—A female goose.
See also (synonyms): haṃsī.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kā) A female goose. E. haṃso the female goose, and kan added; or han to kill, sikan Unadi aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Haṃsikā (हंसिका).—i. e. haṃsī + ka, f. A goose, [Nalodya, (ed. Benary.)] 2, 40.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Haṃsikā (हंसिका):—[from haṃsaka > haṃsa] f. a female goose, [Kathāsaritsāgara]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of a mythical cow, [Mahābhārata]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Haṃsikā (हंसिका):—(kā) 1. f. A goose.
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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