Shakunti, Śakunti: 6 definitions
Shakunti 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 Śakunti can be transliterated into English as Sakunti or Shakunti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects
Śakunti (शकुन्ति) is found in the Rigveda (ii. 42, 3; 43, 1) denoting a ‘bird’ of omen.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Śakunti (शकुन्ति).—A bird; कलमविरलं रत्युत्कण्ठाः क्वणन्तु शकुन्तयः (kalamaviralaṃ ratyutkaṇṭhāḥ kvaṇantu śakuntayaḥ) U.3.24.
Derivable forms: śakuntiḥ (शकुन्तिः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ntiḥ) 1. A bird in general. 2. A kind of bird: see śakunta, &c. E. śak to be able, Unadi aff. unti .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śakunti (शकुन्ति).— (cf. śakunta), m. A bird, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 69, 6.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śakunti (शकुन्ति).—[masculine] bird.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śakunti (शकुन्ति):—[from śakuna] m. a bird, [Ṛg-veda; Kāvya literature]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Sakuntika.
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