Krimishankha, Kṛmiśaṅkha, Krimi-shankha: 3 definitions


Krimishankha 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 Kṛmiśaṅkha can be transliterated into English as Krmisankha or Krimishankha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṛmiśaṅkha (कृमिशङ्ख).—the fish living in the conch.

Derivable forms: kṛmiśaṅkhaḥ (कृमिशङ्खः).

Kṛmiśaṅkha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṛmi and śaṅkha (शङ्ख).

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

Kṛmiśaṅkha (कृमिशङ्ख).—m.

(-ṅkhaḥ) The fish of the conch. E. kṛmi a worm, and śaṅkha a shell.

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

Kṛmiśaṅkha (कृमिशङ्ख):—[=kṛmi-śaṅkha] [from kṛmi] m. = -jala-ja, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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. 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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