Kankashaya, Kaṅkaśāya, Kanka-shaya: 6 definitions
Kankashaya 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 Kaṅkaśāya can be transliterated into English as Kankasaya or Kankashaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kaṅkaśāya (कङ्कशाय).—a dog (sleeping like a heron).
Derivable forms: kaṅkaśāyaḥ (कङ्कशायः).
Kaṅkaśāya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kaṅka and śāya (शाय).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-yaḥ) A dog. E. kaṅka a heron, and śāya sleeping, sleeping like a heron, from śīṅ and ghañ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kaṅkaśāya (कङ्कशाय):—[=kaṅka-śāya] [from kaṅka] m. ‘sleeping like a heron’ (?), a dog, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. kakṣa-śāya.)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kaṅkaśāya (कङ्कशाय):—(yaḥ) 1. m. A dog.
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