शङ्ख

SanskritEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱon- (shell). Cognate with Latin congius, Ancient Greek κόγχος (konkhos).

NounEdit

शङ्ख (śaṅkhám, n

  1. a shell, (especially) the conch-shell (used for making libations of water or as an ornament for the arms or for the temples of an elephant ; a conch-shell perforated at one end is also used as a wind instrument or horn; in the battles of epic poetry, each hero being represented as provided with a conch-shell which serves as his horn or trumpet and of ten has a name)
  2. a particularly high number (said to equal hundred of billions)

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

Monier Monier-Williams, "Sanskrit-English Dictionary", URL accessed on 2008-02-04.

Last modified on 30 September 2013, at 07:13