Vrishanka, Vṛṣāṅka, Vrisha-anka, Vrishamka: 9 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Vṛṣāṅka can be transliterated into English as Vrsanka or Vrishanka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Vṛṣāṅka (वृषाङ्क) refers to the “bull-bannered lord” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.12 (“The story of Śiva and Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Śiva: “[...] Obeisance to you, the support of the waters of the Gaṅgā, to the deity possessed of the attributes, obeisance to the lord of the gods, obeisance to Śiva. Obeisance to the bull-bannered lord (vṛṣāṅka) Śiva, obeisance to the lord of Gaṇas; Obeisance to the lord of all. Obeisance to the lord of the three worlds. O lord, obeisance to you, the annihilator, the sustainer and creator of the worlds. O lord of gods, obeisance to you, the lord of three attributes and the eternal. [...]”.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Vṛṣāṅka (वृषाङ्क).—A name of Śiva.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 8. 1; Matsya-purāṇa 154. 196.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) an epithet of Śiva; उमावृषाङ्कौ शरजन्मना यथा (umāvṛṣāṅkau śarajanmanā yathā) (nanandatuḥ) R.3.23.
2) a pious or virtuous man.
3) the marking-nut plant.
4) a eunuch. °जः (jaḥ) a small drum.
Derivable forms: vṛṣāṅkaḥ (वृषाङ्कः).
Vṛṣāṅka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vṛṣa and aṅka (अङ्क).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṅkaḥ) 1. Siva. 2. A pious man. 3. Marking-nut plant. 4. An eunuch, one employed in the zenana. E. vṛṣa the bull of the deity, or virtue, and aṅka mark.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vṛṣāṅka (वृषाङ्क).—[adjective] & [masculine] = 2 vṛṣadhvaja.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vṛṣāṅka (वृषाङ्क):—[from vṛṣa > vṛṣ] m. ‘bull-marked’, Name of Śiva, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] ‘marked by virtue’, a pious man, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] the marking-nut plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] a eunuch, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vṛṣāṅka (वृषाङ्क):—[vṛṣā+ṅka] (ṅkaḥ) 1. m. Shiva; pious man; marking nut plant; a eunuch.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] = ವೃಷಧ್ವಜ - [vrishadhvaja -] 2.
2) [noun] Gaṇeśa, whose emblem is a mouse.
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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