Sankoca, aka: Saṅkoca, Śaṅkoca, Shankoca; 6 Definition(s)


Sankoca 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 Śaṅkoca can be transliterated into English as Sankoca or Shankoca, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shankocha.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Saṅkoca (सङ्कोच).—One of the Rākṣasas, who, in ancient days ruled the earth and ultimately died. The story of Saṅkoca was told by Bhīṣma to Yudhiṣṭhira to prove the truth that even the greatest and most powerful has, one day or other, to quit life and die. Among such great ones are included Pṛthu, Aila, Maya, Bhauma, Naraka, Śambara, Hayagrīva, Pulomā, Svarbhānu, Prahlāda, Namuci, Dakṣa, Vipracitti, Virocana, Suhotra, Vṛṣa, Vṛṣabha, Kapilāśva, Virūpa, Bāṇa, Kārtasvara, and Viśvadaṃṣṭra. Though all of them were once emperors they had to give room to the next generation. Bhīṣma, on his bed of arrows, was thus describing the transience of life. (Śānti Parva, Chapter 277).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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saṅkoca : (m.) contraction; grimace; distortion.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Saṅkoca, (saṃ+koca, of kuñc: see kuñcita) contraction (as a sign of anger or annoyance), grimace (mukha°) PvA. 103; also as hattha°, etc. at PvA. 124. (Page 663)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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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saṅkōca (संकोच).—m (S) Drawing together, in, or up, contracting, closing in, shrinking: also drawn-together state, shrunken or gathered-up state, contractedness. 2 Narrowness or straitness (of room or space), confinedness: also scantiness or smallness of capacity (of a room, vessel, or other receptacle). 3 Difficulty from confinedness or lack of room; sense of pinchedness or pressure; as malā ēthēṃ saṃ0 hōtō svastha lihavata nāhīṃ svastha basavata nāhīṃ. 4 fig. Restrained or drawn-in state of the heart and affections, reservedness, reserve, closeness. 5 Repression (repressed state) from modesty or from shame, abashedness. v vāṭa, hō.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

saṅkōca (संकोच).—m Contracting, shrinking; shrun- ken or gathered up state, contracted- ness. Narrowness or straightness (of room or space). Difficulty from lack of room; sense of pinchedness or pressure. Fig. Reservedness, reserve, closeness. Repressed state from mo- desty &c.; abashedness. v vāṭa, hō.

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

Śaṅkoca (शङ्कोच).—A skate-fish.

Derivable forms: śaṅkocaḥ (शङ्कोचः).

See also (synonyms): śaṅkuci, śaṅkoci.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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