Shakunti, aka: Śakunti; 2 Definition(s)


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 (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

[Shakunti in Hinduism glossaries]

Śakunti (शकुन्ति) is found in the Rigveda (ii. 42, 3; 43, 1) denoting a ‘bird’ of omen.

(Source): Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Shakunti in Sanskrit glossaries]

Śakunti (शकुन्ति).—A bird; कलमविरलं रत्युत्कण्ठाः क्वणन्तु शकुन्तयः (kalamaviralaṃ ratyutkaṇṭhāḥ kvaṇantu śakuntayaḥ) U.3.24.

Derivable forms: śakuntiḥ (शकुन्तिः).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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