Sankha

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sankha A chank shell (Turbinella pyrum); also, a shell bracelet or necklace made in India from the chank shell.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Skr. ├žankha, a shell

Usage

In literature:

And the impetuous Sankha encountered Somadatta's son who was equally impetuous in battle and addressed him, O king, saying 'wait, wait'.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
Slain by cruel fate, untimely, fell two brothers young and good, Dauntless still the youngest brother, proud and gallant Sankha stood!
"Maha-bharata" by Anonymous
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