Shilimukha, Śilīmukha, Shili-mukha: 11 definitions

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Shilimukha 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 Śilīmukha can be transliterated into English as Silimukha or Shilimukha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shilimukha in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Śilīmukha (शिलीमुख).—A Nāga.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 72.

1b) A Rākṣasa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 167.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Shilimukha in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Śilīmukha (शिलीमुख) is the name of a hare-king (śaśaka-īśvara), according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 62. Accordingly, “... there is a great lake abounding in water, called Candrasaras, and on its bank there lived a king of the hares, named Śilīmukha. Now, once on a time, a leader of a herd of elephants, named Caturdanta, came there to drink water, because all the other reservoirs of water were dried up in the drought that prevailed”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Śilīmukha, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Śilīmukha (शिलीमुख).—

1) a bee; मिलितशिलीमुखपाटलिपटलकृतस्मरतूणविलासे (militaśilīmukhapāṭalipaṭalakṛtasmaratūṇavilāse) Gītagovinda 1; R.4.57.

2) an arrow; सा कुसुमघटितशिलीमुखमनोहरान्मदनचापादिव प्रमदवनात् त्रस्यति (sā kusumaghaṭitaśilīmukhamanoharānmadanacāpādiva pramadavanāt trasyati) K.225; or युगपद्विकाशमुदयाद्गमिते शशिनः शिलीमुखगणोऽलभत (yugapadvikāśamudayādgamite śaśinaḥ śilīmukhagaṇo'labhata) Śiśupālavadha 9.41 (in both passages the word is used in sense 1 and 2).

3) a fool.

4) war, fight.

Derivable forms: śilīmukhaḥ (शिलीमुखः).

Śilīmukha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śilī and mukha (मुख).

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

Śilīmukha (शिलीमुख).—m.

(-khaḥ) 1. A bee. 2. An arrow. 3. A fool, a block-head. 4. War. E. śilī a dart, (a sting,) and mukha the face.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śilīmukha (शिलीमुख).—m. 1. a bee, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 41. 2. an arrow, ib.; Mahābhārata 6, 3910. 3. a fool. 4. war. Ṣaṇmº, i. e.

Śilīmukha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śilī and mukha (मुख).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śilīmukha (शिलीमुख).—[masculine] arrow, bee; [Name] of hare.

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

1) Śilīmukha (शिलीमुख):—[=śilī-mukha] [from śilī > śilā] mfn. Name of a sword, [ib.] (cf. [preceding])

2) [v.s. ...] = jaḍī-bhūta, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] m. (ifc. f(ā). ) an arrow, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Kāvya literature] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] m. (ifc. f(ā). ) a bee, [Kāvya literature]

5) [v.s. ...] m. a fool, [Horace H. Wilson]

6) [v.s. ...] a battle, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] war, [Horace H. Wilson]

8) [v.s. ...] Name of a hare, [Hitopadeśa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śilīmukha (शिलीमुख):—[śilī-mukha] (khaḥ) 1. m. A bee; arrow; fool; war.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Śilīmukha (शिलीमुख) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Silīmuha.

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Shilimukha in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shilimukha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śilīmukha (ಶಿಲೀಮುಖ):—

1) [noun] = ಶಿಲಿ - [shili -] 4.

2) [noun] a bumble-bee.

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Śiḷīmukha (ಶಿಳೀಮುಖ):—

1) [noun] a straight, pointed shaft to be shot from a bow; an arrow.

2) [noun] a bumble-bee.

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Siḷīmukha (ಸಿಳೀಮುಖ):—

1) [noun] a straight, pointed shaft to be shot from a bow; an arrow.

2) [noun] a bumble-bee.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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