Patangika, Pataṅgikā: 2 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pataṅgikā (पतङ्गिका).—

1) A small bird.

2) A kind of small bee; पतङ्गिकानां पुच्छेषु त्वयेषीका प्रवेशिता । कर्मणस्तस्य ते प्राप्तं फलमेतत्तपो- धन (pataṅgikānāṃ puccheṣu tvayeṣīkā praveśitā | karmaṇastasya te prāptaṃ phalametattapo- dhana) || Mb.1.18.11.

3) A bow-string; L. D. B.; also पतञ्चिका (patañcikā); Gīrvāṇa.

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

Pataṅgikā (पतङ्गिका).—f.

(-kā) 1. A sort of bee. 2. A small bird. E. kan implying resemblance, with the fem. form added to pataṅga .

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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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