शङ्खिनी 1 A woman of one of the four classes into which writers on erotic science divide women; the Ratimañjarī thus describes her :-- दीर्घातिदीर्घनयना वर- सुन्दरी या कामोपभोगरसिका गुणशीलयुक्ता । रेखात्रयेण च विभूषित कण्ठदेशा सम्भोगकेलिरसिका किल शङ्खिनी सा ॥ cf. चित्रिणी, हस्तिनी,
and पद्मिनी also. -2 A female spirit, or a kind of fairy. -3 Mother of pearl. -4 A particular vein. -Comp. -फलः the Śirīṣa tree.
noun (feminine) a kind of semidivine being or fairy (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a particular plant (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a particular vein (nāḍī) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
mother of pearl (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a Tirtha (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a Yakṣiṇī
name of a śakti (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of one of the four classes into which females are divided (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
[rel.] name of Devī Frequency rank 6366/72933
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