Jantukambu, aka: Jantu-kambu; 2 Definition(s)


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Jantukambu (जन्तुकम्बु).—

1) a snail's shell.

2) a snail.

Derivable forms: jantukambuḥ (जन्तुकम्बुः).

Jantukambu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jantu and kambu (कम्बु).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jantukambu (जन्तुकम्बु).—m.

(-mbuḥ) A shell, a snail’s shell, &c. E. jantu, and kambu a shell. janturūpaḥ kambuḥ . kṛmiśaṅkhe .

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