Mahashanku, Mahāśaṅkū, Mahāśaṅku, Maha-shanku: 4 definitions



Mahashanku means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 terms Mahāśaṅkū and Mahāśaṅku can be transliterated into English as Mahasanku or Mahashanku, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mahāśaṅkū (महाशंकू).—m (mahāśaṅkha S) Ten millions of millions. 2 One of the Nidhis or treasures of the god kubēra.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

mahāśaṅkū (महाशंकू).—m ten millions of millions.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahāśaṅku (महाशङ्कु).—the sine of the sun's elevation.

Derivable forms: mahāśaṅkuḥ (महाशङ्कुः).

Mahāśaṅku is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and śaṅku (शङ्कु).

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

Mahāśaṅku (महाशङ्कु):—[=mahā-śaṅku] [from mahā > mah] m. the sine of the sun’s elevation, [Siddhāntaśiromaṇi]

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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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