Jalakantara, Jala-kantara, Jalakāntāra: 6 definitions



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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jalakāntāra (जलकान्तार).—an epithet of Varuṇa.

Derivable forms: jalakāntāraḥ (जलकान्तारः).

Jalakāntāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jala and kāntāra (कान्तार).

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

Jalakāntāra (जलकान्तार).—m.

(-raḥ) A name of Varuna. E. jalakānta the water-gem, the ocean, and ara who goes or rules. jalam eva kāntāro durgamavartma yasya . varuṇe .

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

Jalakāntāra (जलकान्तार):—[=jala-kāntāra] [from jala] m. ‘whose path is water’, Varuṇa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Jalakāntāra (जलकान्तार):—[jala-kāntāra] (raḥ) 1. m. Varuna.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Jalakāntāra (जलकान्तार):—(jala + kā) m. Beiname Varuṇa’s (dessen Wald das Wasser ist) [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 188.]

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

Jalakāntāra (जलकान्तार):—m. Beiname Varuṇa's.

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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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