Kankamukha, aka: Kaṅkamukha, Kanka-mukha; 2 Definition(s)


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Kaṅkamukha (कङ्कमुख).—a. shaped like a heron's mouth. (-khaḥ, -kham), -वदनम् (vadanam) a pair of tongs; शल्यानि व्यपनीयकङ्कवदनैरुन्मोचिते कङ्कटे (śalyāni vyapanīyakaṅkavadanairunmocite kaṅkaṭe) Ve.5.1.

Kaṅkamukha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kaṅka and mukha (मुख). See also (synonyms): kaṅkavadana.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaṅkamukha (कङ्कमुख).—m.

(-khaḥ) A pair of tongs. n.

(-khaṃ) A sort of forceps. E. kaṅka and mukha the mouth; heron-mouthed.

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