Shankhanakha, Śaṅkhanakha, Shankha-nakha: 4 definitions


Shankhanakha 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 Śaṅkhanakha can be transliterated into English as Sankhanakha or Shankhanakha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śaṅkhanakha (शङ्खनख).—A nāga that lives in the court of Varuṇa worshipping the latter. (Sabhā Parva, Southern text, Chapter 9).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śaṅkhanakha (शङ्खनख).—A small conch or shell.

Derivable forms: śaṅkhanakhaḥ (शङ्खनखः).

See also (synonyms): śaṅkhanaka.

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Śaṅkhanakha (शङ्खनख).—a kind of aquatic animal, snail; लग्नैः शङ्खनखैः (lagnaiḥ śaṅkhanakhaiḥ) Mb.13.5.2.

Derivable forms: śaṅkhanakhaḥ (शङ्खनखः).

Śaṅkhanakha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śaṅkha and nakha (नख).

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

Śaṅkhanakha (शङ्खनख).—m.

(-khaḥ) 1. A small shell. 2. A perfume, commonly nakhī. E. śaṅkha a conch, nakha the nail.

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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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