Shankumukha, aka: Śaṅkumukha, Shanku-mukha; 1 Definition(s)

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Shankumukha 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 Śaṅkumukha can be transliterated into English as Sankumukha or Shankumukha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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[Shankumukha in Sanskrit glossaries]

Śaṅkumukha (शङ्कुमुख).—

1) a crocodile.

2) a kind of leech.

Derivable forms: śaṅkumukhaḥ (शङ्कुमुखः).

Śaṅkumukha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śaṅku and mukha (मुख).

(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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