Shakatavila, Śakaṭavila, Shakata-vila: 3 definitions
Shakatavila 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 Śakaṭavila can be transliterated into English as Sakatavila or Shakatavila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Śakaṭavila (शकटविल).—a gallinule.
Derivable forms: śakaṭavilaḥ (शकटविलः).
Śakaṭavila is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śakaṭa and vila (विल).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-laḥ) A gallinule.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śakaṭavila (शकटविल):—[=śakaṭa-vila] [from śakaṭa] (?) m. a gallinule, [Horace H. Wilson] (cf. śakaṭāvila).
2) Śakaṭāvila (शकटाविल):—[from śakaṭa] (?) m. a kind of aquatic bird (= plava), [Yājñavalkya [Scholiast or Commentator]]
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