Sakantaka, Sakaṇṭaka, Shakantaka, Śakāntaka, Shaka-antaka: 8 definitions


Sakantaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 term Śakāntaka can be transliterated into English as Sakantaka or Shakantaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sakaṇṭaka : (adj.) thorny.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Sakaṇṭaka, (adj.) (sa+kaṇṭaka) thorny, dangerous D. I, 135; Th. 2, 352; DA. I, 296. (Page 659)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sakaṇṭaka (सकंटक).—a (S) Having thorns, thorny, armed--a tree or shrub.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sakaṇṭaka (सकण्टक).—a.

1) Thorny, prickly.

2) Troublesome, dangerous.

-kaḥ The aquatic plant शैवल (śaivala) q. v.

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Śakāntaka (शकान्तक).—epithets of king Vikramāditya who is said to have exterminated the Śakas.

Derivable forms: śakāntakaḥ (शकान्तकः).

Śakāntaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śaka and antaka (अन्तक). See also (synonyms): śakāri.

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

Śakāntaka (शकान्तक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. The prince Vikpamaditya. 2. The name of Sali- Vahana. E. śaka an era or a Scythian, antaka destroyer.

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Sakaṇṭaka (सकण्टक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) 1. Thorny, prickly. 2. Troublesome, perilous. m.

(-kaḥ) An aquatic plant, (Vallisneria.) E. sa for sam like or with, kaṇṭaka a thorn.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sakaṇṭaka (सकण्टक).—adj. thorny.

Sakaṇṭaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sa and kaṇṭaka (कण्टक).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sakaṇṭaka (सकण्टक).—[adjective] thorny or having bristled hair.

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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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