Shilakusuma, aka: Śilākusuma, Shila-kusuma; 3 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Śilākusuma can be transliterated into English as Silakusuma or Shilakusuma, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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śilākusuma (शिलाकुसुम).—n S Styrax or Benzoin, the resins of Styrax Benzoinum or Styrax officinale. They are confounded with Bitumen or petroleum, and are supposed to exude from rocks or mountain-soil.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
śilākusuma (शिलाकुसुम).—n-rasa m Styrax or Benzoin.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Śilākusuma (शिलाकुसुम).—benzoin; व्यस्तशुकनिभशिलाकुसुमः प्रणुदन्ववौ वनसदां परिश्रमम् (vyastaśukanibhaśilākusumaḥ praṇudanvavau vanasadāṃ pariśramam) Ki. 12.5.
Derivable forms: śilākusumam (शिलाकुसुमम्).
Śilākusuma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śilā and kusuma (कुसुम). See also (synonyms): śilāpuṣpa.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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