Virashanku, Vīraśaṅku, Vira-shanku: 2 definitions
Virashanku 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 Vīraśaṅku can be transliterated into English as Virasanku or Virashanku, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Vīraśaṅku (वीरशङ्कु).—an arrow.
Derivable forms: vīraśaṅkuḥ (वीरशङ्कुः).
Vīraśaṅku is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vīra and śaṅku (शङ्कु).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vīraśaṅku (वीरशङ्कु):—[=vīra-śaṅku] [from vīra > vīr] m. an arrow, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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