Shailaka, Śailaka: 6 definitions


Shailaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Śailaka can be transliterated into English as Sailaka or Shailaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śailaka (शैलक).—

1) Benzoin.

2) Bitumen.

Derivable forms: śailakam (शैलकम्).

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

Śailaka (शैलक).—n.

(-kaṃ) 1. Storax or Benzoin. 2. Bitumen. E. kan added to the preceding.

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

1) Śailaka (शैलक):—[from śaila] n. bitumen, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

2) [v.s. ...] benzoin or storax, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Śailaka (शैलक):—(kaṃ) 1. n. Storax or benzoin.

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

Śailaka (शैलक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Selaga, Selaya.

[Sanskrit to German]

Shailaka 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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