शङ्ख

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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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)

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References[edit]

Monier Monier-Williams, “Sanskrit-English Dictionary”[1], retrieved 2008-02-04