Shakhamriga, aka: Śākhāmṛga, Shakha-mriga; 3 Definition(s)
Shakhamriga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Śākhāmṛga can be transliterated into English as Sakhamrga or Shakhamriga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Languages of India and abroad
śākhāmṛga (शाखामृग).—m S (Branch-animal.) A descriptive or allusive name for a monkey or ape, or for a squirrel.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
1) a monkey, an ape; एतां दृष्ट्वा स्त्रियो मेऽन्या यथा शाखामृगस्त्रियः (etāṃ dṛṣṭvā striyo me'nyā yathā śākhāmṛgastriyaḥ) Mb.3.267. 3.
2) a squirrel.
Derivable forms: śākhāmṛgaḥ (शाखामृगः).
Śākhāmṛga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śākhā and mṛga (मृग).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-gaḥ) 1. A monkey, an ape. 2. A squirrel. E. śākhā the branch of a tree, mṛga a deer.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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