Shankujiva, Śaṅkujīvā, Shanku-jiva: 2 definitions


Shankujiva 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 Śaṅkujīvā can be transliterated into English as Sankujiva or Shankujiva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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[«previous next»] — Shankujiva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śaṅkujīvā (शङ्कुजीवा).—(in astr.) the gnomon sine.

Śaṅkujīvā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śaṅku and jīvā (जीवा).

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

Śaṅkujīvā (शङ्कुजीवा):—[=śaṅku-jīvā] [from śaṅku] f. the sine of a gnomon, [ib.]

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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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