Shankudhana, Śaṅkudhāna, Shanku-dhana: 2 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Śaṅkudhāna can be transliterated into English as Sankudhana or Shankudhana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śaṅkudhāna (शङ्कुधान).—a hole for a pin.

Derivable forms: śaṅkudhānam (शङ्कुधानम्).

Śaṅkudhāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śaṅku and dhāna (धान).

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

Śaṅkudhāna (शङ्कुधान):—[=śaṅku-dhāna] [from śaṅku] n. ‘peg-receptacle’, a hole for a pin (made in a skin to fasten it when used as an amulet), [Kauśika-sūtra]

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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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