From Proto-Indo-Iranian, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱr̥h₂n-, *ḱr̥-no-, from *ḱer-. Compare Old Church Slavonic сръна (srŭna, “roedeer”), Hittite [script needed] (surna, “horn”)[script needed], Latin cornū, English horn.
शृङ्ग • (śṛṅga) n
- the horn of an animal, a horn used for various purposes (as in drinking, for blowing, drawing blood from the skin, etc.).
- the tusk of an elephant.
- the top or summit of a mountain, a peak, crag.
- the summit of a building, pinnacle, turret.
- any peak or projection or lofty object, elevation, point, end, extremity.
- a cusp or horn of the moon.
- highest point, acme, height or perfection of anything.
- the horn as a symbol of self reliance or strength or haughtiness.
- the rising of desire, excess of love or passion (compare शृङ्गार).
- a particular military array in the form of a horn or crescent.
- a syringe, water-engine.
- the female breast.
- a lotus.
- a mark, token, sign.
- ‘hare's horn’, anything impossible or extra ordinary.
शृङ्ग • (śṛṅga) m
- a kind of medicinal or poisonous plant.
- Name of a मुनि (of whom, in some parts of India, on occasions of drought, earthen images are said to be made and worshipped for rain).