- a conch, a shell: saṇha-kambu-r-iva… sobhate su gīvā Thig.262 (for kampurī’va); s compounds
- a ring or bracelet (made of shells or perhaps gold: see Kern. Toev. s. v.) Ja.iv.18, Ja.iv.466 (+ kāyūra) Pv.ii.12#7, Pv.iii.9#3 (= Pv-a.157, sankhavalaya) Vv.36#2 (= Vv-a.167 hatth’âlankāra), worn on the wrist, while the kāyūra is worn on the upper part of the arm (bhujâlankāra ibid.).
- a golden ring, given as second meaning at Vv-a.167, so also expl. at Ja.iv.18, Ja.iv.130; Ja.v.400.
- -gīva (adj.) having a neck shaped like a shell, i.e. in spirals, having lines or folds, considered as lucky Ja.iv.130 (= suvaṇṇālingasadisagīvo), cp. above 1
- -tala the base or lower part of a shell, viz. the spiral part, fig. the lines of the neck Ja.v.155 (˚ābhāsā gīvā explained on p. 156 as suvaṇṇālingatala-sannibhā); also the (polished) surface of a shell, used as simile for smoothness Ja.v.204, Ja.v.207;
- -pariharaka a wristlet or bracelet Vv-a.167.
cp. Sk. kambu, Halāyudha = śankha; Dhtp. saṃvaraṇe