śaṅkha शङ्ख

Definition: mn. (in fine compositi or 'at the end of a compound' f(ā-).) 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 often has a name) etc.


Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: AV., IW. 403
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