Animal names in Sanskrit

पशूनां नामानि (paśūnāṃ nāmāni) means list of Animal names in Sanskrit.

This list is very helpful for students and newbies interested in learning Sanskrit.

When we learn any new language, we tend to first learn basic and common words. This list has Animal names in Sanskrit, its transliteration along with English and Hindi meaning for everyone's benefit.

In Sanskrit, Cow is known as धेनुः (Dhenuḥ) and in Hindi it is known as गाय.

Another word or Synonym for धेनुः (Dhenuḥ) in Sanskrit is गौः (gauḥ). These can be used as given in the following sentence.

धेनुः दुग्धं यच्छति। (dhenuḥ dugdhaṃ yacchati।) – which means “A cow gives milk”.

In Sanskrit, Horse is known as अश्वः (aśvaḥ) and in Hindi it is known as घोड़ा.

Another word or Synonym for धेनुः (Dhenuḥ) in Sanskrit is हयः (hayaḥ). These can be used as given in the following sentence.

अश्वः वेगेन धावति। (aśvaḥ vegena dhāvati।) – which means “A horse runs very fast”.

In Sanskrit, Elephant is known as गजः (gajaḥ) and in Hindi it is known as हाथी.

Another word or Synonym for गजः (gajaḥ) in Sanskrit is हस्ती (hastī). These can be used as given in the following sentence.

गजः विशालः अस्ति। (gajaḥ viśālaḥ asti।) – which means “An elephant is very big”.

In Sanskrit, Doneky is known as गर्दभः (gardabhaḥ) and in Hindi it is known as गधा.

Another word or Synonym for गर्दभः (gardabhaḥ) in Sanskrit is रासभः (rāsabhaḥ). These can be used as given in the following sentence.

गर्दभः परिश्रमं करोति। (gardabhaḥ pariśramaṃ karoti।) – which means “A donkey does hard work”.

In Sanskrit, monkey is known as वानरः (vānaraḥ) and in Hindi it is known as बंदर. It can be used as given in the following sentence.

वानरः कदलीफलानि खादति। (vānaraḥ kadalīphalāni khādati।) – which means “A monkey eats bananas”.

In Sanskrit, Mouse is known as मूषकः (mūṣakaḥ) and in Hindi it is known as चूहा. It can be used as given in the following sentence.

Another word or Synonym for मूषकः (mūṣakaḥ) in Sanskrit is आखु (ākhu).

The word मूषकः (mūṣakaḥ) can be used as given in the following sentence.

मूषकः मार्जारात् बिभेति। (mūṣakaḥ mārjārāt bibheti।) – which means “A mouse is afraid of a cat”.

In Sanskrit, Giraffe is known as चित्रोष्ट्रः (citroṣṭraḥ) and in Hindi it is known as महाग्रीव or जिराफ़. It can be used as given in the following sentence.

चित्रोष्ट्रः उन्नतः अस्ति। (citroṣṭraḥ unnataḥ asti।) – which means “A giraffe is very tall”.

In Sanskrit, Tiger is known as व्याघ्रः (vyāghraḥ) and in Hindi it is known as बाघ or व्याघ्र. It can be used as given in the following sentence.

व्याघ्रः शूरः अस्ति। (vyāghraḥ śūraḥ asti।) – which means “A tiger is courageous”.

In Sanskrit, Rabbit is known as शशकः (śaśakaḥ) and in Hindi it is known as खरगोश. It can be used as given in the following sentence.

शशकः श्वेतवर्णः अस्ति। (śaśakaḥ śvetavarṇaḥ asti।) – which means “A rabbit is white in colour”.

In Sanskrit, Bear is known as भल्लुकः (bhallukaḥ) and in Hindi it is known as भालू. It can be used as given in the following sentence.

भल्लूकः मधु खादति। (bhallūkaḥ madhu khādati।) – which means “A bear eats honey”.

In Sanskrit, Frog is known as मण्डूकः (maṇḍūkaḥ) and in Hindi it is known as मेंढ़क. It can be used as given in the following sentence.

मण्डूकः कूर्दति। (maṇḍūkaḥ kūrdati।) – which means “A frog jumps”.

In Sanskrit, Crocodile as known as नक्रः (nakraḥ) and in Hindi it is known as मगरमच्छ​. It can be used as given in the following sentence.

नक्रः सरोवरे वसति। (nakraḥ sarovare vasati।) – which means “A crocodile lives in a lake”.

In Sanskrit, Jackal is known as शृगालः (śṛgālaḥ) and in Hindi it is known as सियार or जंबुक. It can be used as given in the following sentence.

शृगालः कुटिलस्वभावः अस्ति। (śṛgālaḥ kuṭilasvabhāvaḥ asti।) – which means “The jackal is cunning”.

In Sanskrit, Lion is known as सिंहः (siṃhaḥ) and in Hindi it is known as शेर or सिंह. It can be used as given in the following sentence.

सिंहः पशूनाम् नृपः। (siṃhaḥ paśūnām nṛpaḥ।) – which means “Lion is the king of animals”.

In Sanskrit, Dog is known as शुनकः (śunakaḥ) and in Hindi it is known as कुत्ता. It can be used as given in the following sentence.

शुनकः बुक्कति। (śunakaḥ bukkati।) – which means “A dog barks”.

In Sanskrit, Ox is known as बलीवर्दः (balīvardaḥ) and in Hindi it is known as बैल. It can be used as given in the following sentence.

बलीवर्दः क्षेत्रम् कर्षति। (balīvardaḥ kṣetram karṣati।) – which means “An ox ploughs the field”.

In Sanskrit, Deer is known as मृगः (mṛgaḥ) and in Hindi it is known as हिरन. It can be used as given in the following sentence.

मृगः वने वसति। (mṛgaḥ vane vasati।) – which means “A deer lives in the forest”.

In Sanskrit, Cheetah is known as चित्रकः (citrakaḥ) and in Hindi it is known as चीता. It can be used as given in the following sentence.

चित्रकः शीघ्रम् धावति। (citrakaḥ śīghram dhāvati।) – which means “A cheetah runs very fast”.

In Sanskrit, female Cat is known as मर्जारी (marjārī) and in Hindi it is known as बिल्ली. It can be used as given in the following sentence.

मार्जारी दुग्धं पिबति। (mārjārī dugdhaṃ pibati।) – which means “A cat (female) drinks milk”.

In Sanskrit, Male Cat is known as बिडालः (biḍālaḥ) and in Hindi it is known as बिल्ला. It can be used as given in the following sentence.

बिडालः दुग्धं पिबति। (biḍālaḥ dugdhaṃ pibati।) – which means “A cat (male) drinks milk”.

In Sanskrit, He-wolf is known as वृकः (vṛkaḥ) and in Hindi it is known as भेड़िया (पु). It can be used as given in the following sentence.

वृकः वने वसति। (vṛkaḥ vane vasati।) – which means “He-wolf lives in the forest”.

In Sanskrit, she-wolf is known as वृकी (vṛkī) and in Hindi it is known as भेड़िया (स्त्री). It can be used as given in the following sentence.

वृकी वने वसति। (vṛkī vane vasati।) – which means “She-wolf lives in the forest”.

In Sanskrit, Buffalo is known as महिषी (mahiṣī) and in Hindi it is known as भैंस . It can be used as given in the following sentence.

महिषी दुग्धं यच्छति। (mahiṣī dugdhaṃ yacchati।) – which means “A buffalo gives milk”.

In Sanskrit, Boar is known as वराहः (varāhaḥ) and in Hindi it is known as सूअर. It can be used as given in the following sentence.

वराहः वनस्य पशुः। (varāhaḥ vanasya paśuḥ।) – which means “A boar is an animal of the forest”.

In Sanskrit, Zebra is known as चित्ररासभः (citrarāsabhaḥ) and in Hindi it is known as जेब्रा. It can be used as given in the following sentence.

चित्ररासभः श्वेतवर्णः कृष्णवर्णः च। (citrarāsabhaḥ śvetavarṇaḥ kṛṣṇavarṇaḥ ca।) – which means “A zebra is black and white in colour”.

In Sanskrit, Sheep is known as मेषः (meṣaḥ) and in Hindi it is known as भेड़. It can be used as given in the following sentence.

मेषः पालनीयः पशुः अस्ति।(meṣaḥ pālanīyaḥ paśuḥ asti।) – which means “A sheep is a domestic animal”.

In Sanskrit, Billy Goat is known as अजः (ajaḥ) and in Hindi it is known as बकरा. It can be used as given in the following sentence.

अजः पालनीयः पशुः अस्ति। (ajaḥ pālanīyaḥ paśuḥ asti।) – which means “A billy goat is a domestic animal”.

In Sanskrit, Nanny Goat is known as अजा (ajā) and in Hindi it is known as बकरी. It can be used as given in the following sentence.

अजा पालनीयः पशुः अस्ति। (ajā pālanīyaḥ paśuḥ asti।) – which means “A nanny goat is a domestic animal”.

In Sanskrit, Camel is known as उष्ट्रः (uṣṭraḥ) and in Hindi it is known as ऊंट.

In Sanskrit, Gorilla is known as वनमनुष्यः (vanamanuṣyaḥ) and in Hindi it is known as वनमानुष. It can be used as given in the following sentence.

वनमनुष्यः अरण्ये वसति। (vanamanuṣyaḥ araṇye vasati।) – which means “The gorilla lives in a forest”.

In Sanskrit, Chameleon is known as कृकलासः (kṛkalāsaḥ) and in Hindi it is known as गिरगिट. It can be used as given in the following sentence.

कृकलासः वृक्षे अस्ति। (kṛkalāsaḥ vṛkṣe asti।) – which means “The chameleon is on the tree”.

In Sanskrit, Mongoose is known as नकुलः (nakulaḥ) and in Hindi it is known as नेवला. It can be used as given in the following sentence.

नकुलः अरण्यजीवः अस्ति। (nakulaḥ araṇyajīvaḥ asti।) – which means “The mongoose is an animal of the forest”.

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