Shakunta, Śakunta, Sakunta, Sakumta, Shakumta: 15 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Śakunta can be transliterated into English as Sakunta or Shakunta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shakunta in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śakunta (शकुन्त).—A son of Viśvāmitra. He was a Vedāntin. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 4, Verse 50).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Śakunta (शकुन्त) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIII.4.49, XIII.4) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Śakunta) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Śakunta (शकुन्त) is a name for ‘bird’ in the Atharvaveda (xi. 6, 8).

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shakunta in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sakunta : (m.) a bird.

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

Sakunta, (cp. Sk. śakunta) a bird; a kind of vulture Sn. 241; Dh. 92, 174; J. IV, 225; VI, 272. (Page 660)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śakunta (शकुन्त).—[śak-anta]

1) A bird in general; अंसव्यापिशकुन्तनीडनिचितं विभ्रज्जटामण्डलम् (aṃsavyāpiśakuntanīḍanicitaṃ vibhrajjaṭāmaṇḍalam) Ś.7.11.

2) The blue jay.

3) A kind of bird.

4) A sort of insect.

Derivable forms: śakuntaḥ (शकुन्तः).

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

Śakunta (शकुन्त).—m.

(-ntaḥ) 1. A bird. 2. A kind of bird, the Indian valture. 3. Another sort of bird, described as of aquatic habits, perhaps a kind of maritime or fishing-falcon. 4. A sort of insect. 5. The blue-jay. E. śak to be able, unta Unadi aff.; also śakuna, &c.

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

Śakunta (शकुन्त).—[śak + unta] (or rather śak + vant + a, cf. śakuna), m. 1. A bird, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 155. 2. The Indian vulture. 3. The blue jay.

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

Śakunta (शकुन्त).—[masculine] bird, [especially] a cert. bird of prey.

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

1) Śakunta (शकुन्त):—[from śakuna] m. a bird, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] a [particular] bird of prey, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] a blue jay, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a sort of insect, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Viśvāmitra, [Mahābhārata]

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

Śakunta (शकुन्त):—(ntaḥ) 1. m. A bird; a vulture; insect; blue jay.

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

Śakunta (शकुन्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Sauṃta, Sakuṃta.

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Shakunta 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

Sakuṃta (सकुंत) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Śakunta.

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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

Śakuṃta (ಶಕುಂತ):—

1) [noun] a kind of bird ( = small owl) supposed to give indication of what will happen in future.

2) [noun] another bird, blue jay.

3) [noun] a bird in gen. 4) (astrol.) name of one of the eleven divisions of a lunar day.

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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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