Sankula, Saṅkula, Shankula, Śaṅkulā, Samkula: 14 definitions

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Sankula means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Śaṅkulā can be transliterated into English as Sankula or Shankula, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Śaṅkulā (शङ्कुला) refers to “pegs”—The ordinary meaning of śaṅkulā is ‘betel-scissors,’ but this is so unsuitable here that perhaps it is a derivative of śaṃku, “a stick” or “peg”, used in a child’s game. In Gujarati -lo is a diminutive suffix.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

saṅkula : (adj.) full of; crowded.

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

Saṅkula, (adj.) (saṃ+kula) crowded, full Sdhp. 603. (Page 663)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

saṅkula (संकुल).—a S Tumultuously crowded; covered with a confused assemblage.

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sāṅkūḷa (सांकूळ).—n Straws, sticks, and similar rubbish as blocking up a passage.

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

saṅkula (संकुल).—a Tumultuously crowded, covered with a confused assemblage.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śaṅkulā (शङ्कुला).—[śaṅk-ulac Uṇ.1.93]

1) A kind of knife or lancet.

2) A pair of scissors.

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

Śaṅkulā (शङ्कुला).—f.

(-lā) A pair of nippers, used to cut the betel-nut into small pieces.

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Saṅkula (सङ्कुल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) 1. Crowded, confused, filled with so as to be impervious. n.

(-laṃ) 1. Inconsistent and contradictery speech. 2. War. 3. A crowd, a mob. 4. A flock, a flight. E. sam together, kul to accumulate, aff. ka .

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

Śaṅkulā (शङ्कुला).—[śaṅku + lā], f. A pair of sciasors (cf. danta-śaṅku).

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

1) Śaṅkulā (शङ्कुला):—[from śaṅku] f. a kind of lancet or knife, [Uṇādi-sūtra i, 37 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) [v.s. ...] a pair of nippers or scissors (used to cut the areca-nut into small pieces), [Horace H. Wilson] (cf. danta-śaṅku).

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

1) Śaṅkulā (शङ्कुला):—(lā) 1. f. A pair of nippers used for cutting betel-nut.

2) Saṅkula (सङ्कुल):—[(laḥ-lā-laṃ) a.] Blocked up, crowded, confused. n. Contradictory speech; war; a crowd.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Saṃkula (संकुल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Saṃkula, Sāula.

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Sankula in German

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Saṃkula (संकुल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Saṃkula.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saṃkula (ಸಂಕುಲ):—

1) [adjective] bewildered; puzzled; perplexed.

2) [adjective] crowded or crowded with.

3) [adjective] in a completely confused or disordered condition; chaotic.

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Saṃkula (ಸಂಕುಲ):—

1) [noun] a large number of persons or other animals gathered together at a place.

2) [noun] a class of animals, birds as a whole.

3) [noun] the condition characterised by uproar, great noise, as from internal fight, serious difference of opinions etc.

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Saṃkuḷa (ಸಂಕುಳ):—[adjective] = ಸಂಕುಲ [samkula]1.

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Saṃkuḷa (ಸಂಕುಳ):—[noun] = ಸಂಕುಲ [samkula]2.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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