Sakuntika, Sākuntika, Shakuntika, Śakuntikā, Śākuntika: 5 definitions


Sakuntika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Śakuntikā and Śākuntika can be transliterated into English as Sakuntika or Shakuntika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Śakuntikā (शकुन्तिका) or Śakuntaka, are diminutives, meaning ‘little bird’ in the Saṃhitās.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sākuntika : (m.) a fowler; a bird-catcher.

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

Sākuntika, (fr. sakunta) a fowler, bird-catcher A. II, 207; Th. 2, 299; ThA. 227; DA. I, 162. (Page 702)

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śakuntikā (शकुन्तिका).—

1) A bird; छद्मना परिददामि मृत्यवे सौनिको गृहशकुन्तिकामिव (chadmanā paridadāmi mṛtyave sauniko gṛhaśakuntikāmiva) U.1.45.

2) A kind of bird.

3) A locust, cricket.

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Śākuntika (शाकुन्तिक).—A fowler, bird-catcher.

Derivable forms: śākuntikaḥ (शाकुन्तिकः).

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

Śakuntikā (शकुन्तिका).—f.

(-kā) A locust, a cricket. E. śakunta a bird, kan aff. of comparison.

context information

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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