m. of the brother of queen gāndhārī- (and therefore the brother-in-law of dhṛta-rāṣṭra- and the mātula- or maternal uncle of the kuru- princes;as son of subala-, king of gāndhāra-, he is called saubala-;he often acted as counsellor of duryodhana-, and hence his name is sometimes applied to an old officious relative whose counsels ten to misfortune) etc. (see)
m. bird (esp. large); N. of an Asura; N. of a king of Gândhâra, son of Subala, and maternal uncle of the Kaurava princes; N. of Asoka's grand father; i-kâ, f. hen-bird; N.; i-vâda, m. first song of birds at dawn (Br.).
‘bird,’ is used practically like śakuna, but with a much clearer reference to divination. It was smaller than the Syena or Suparṇa,1 gave signs,2 and foretold ill-luck.3 When it is mentioned4 in the list of sacrificial victims at the Aśvamedha (‘ horse sacrifice ’), a special species must be meant: later the falcon is so called, but the ‘ raven ’ may be intended ; the commentator on the Taittirīya Samhitā thinks that it is the ‘crow.’ It is mentioned several times elsewhere.
noun (masculine) (in astronomy) name of the first fixed karaṇa (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a bird (esp. a large bird gridhra or cilla) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a Naga (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a son of Vikukṣi and grandson of Ikṣvāku (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of an Asura (son of Hiraṇyākṣa and father of Vṛka) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of an evil demon (son of Duḥsaha) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of the Āśvins (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of the brother of queen Gandhārī (and therefore the brother-in-law of Dhṛtarāṣṭra and the Mātula or maternal uncle of the Kuru princes) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of the great-grandfather of Aśoka (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
Sanskrit Dictionary understands and transcodes देवनागर्-ई IAST, Harvard-Kyoto, SLP1, ITRANS. You can type in any of the Sanskrit transliteration systems you are familiar with and we will detect and convert it to IAST for the purpose of searching.
Using the Devanagari and IAST Keyboards
Click the icon to enable a popup keybord and you can toggle between देवनागरी and IAST characters. If you want a system software for typing easily in देवनागरी or IAST you can download our software called SanskritWriter
Wildcard Searches and Exact Matching
To replace many characters us * example śakt* will give all words starting with śakt. To replace an individual character use ? for example śakt?m will give all words that have something in place of the ?. By default our search system looks for words “containing” the search keyword. To do an exact match use “” example “śaktimat” will search for this exact phrase.
Type sandhi: and a phrase to search for the sandhi of the two words example.
sandhi:sam yoga will search for saṃyoga
Type root: and a word to do a root search only for the word. You can also use the √ symbol, this is easily typed by typing \/ in SanskritWriter software.