Aga, aka: Āga; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

1) Aga (अग) is synonymous with Mountain (śaila) and is mentioned in a list of 24 such synonyms according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains [viz., Aga], jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

2) Aga (अग) also refers to a “tree”, as mentioned in a list of twenty-five synonyms in the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia).

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

āga : (m.) mountain; tree.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

aga (अग).—ind (aṅga S) A familiar vocative particle in addressing a female.

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agā (अगा).—f m ( P Known, acquainted.) Expectation or thought regarding; consideration of as likely to happen. It refers esp. to past time, and requires neg. con. Ex.hyā mahinyānta pāūsa paḍēla hyācī malā agā navhatī. 2 Presence or freshness of mind regarding; clear recollection of. Ex. mī cakalōṃ kharēṃ malā tē vēḷēsa agā rāhilī nāhīṃ. agā m or agō m ghēṇēṃ g. of o. To take the conduct or management of; to take the lead or the initiative. agā bāndhaṇēṃ To forecast; to consider futurity; to provide against.

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agā (अगा).—ind A civil vocative particle in calling to or addressing a male. It is prefixed to the name, or, with elision of a, affixed. 2 This is the plural of agē q. v.

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āga (आग).—f (agni S) Fire. 2 fig. Ardor, heat, burning, glowing. āga pākhaḍaṇēṃ with vara of o. To scatter calumnies concerning. āga righaṇēṃ To immolate herself upon the funeral pyre of her husband--a widow. āga lāgaṇēṃ acc. of s. as dhānyālā-vastrālā To be exceedingly dear. āga lāgō Fire seize it! burn it! āga lāvaṇēṃ To excite a quarrel; to kindle dissension. āga lāvīla āṇi vijhālī kāṃ nāhīṃ jāūna pāhīla Used of a malignant and mischievous fellow who will set people by the ears, and then affect concern about it. āgalāvyā nī bōmba- māṛyā m A term for one who will perpetrate a mischief or an act of wickedness, and then vehemently charge it upon another. āga varasaṇēṃ (To shower down fire.) Used with numerous words, such as pāūsa, ūna, laḍhāī, saṅkaṭa, cōra, and in gen. case as pāvasācī-unācī-laḍhāīcī-saṅkaṭācī-cōrāṃ- cī-āga varasaṇēṃ, signifying To be excessive, intense, intolerable, overwhelming: also with dhānyā- cī-phaḷāñcī-guḷācī-lāḍavāñcī-tupācī-āga varasaṇēṃ To be overflowingly copious or plentiful. āga hātīṃ dharavēla paṇa () hātīṃ dharavaṇāra nāhīṃ Said of a hot-headed, wildly passionate person. āgīnta uḍī ghālaṇēṃ or ṭākaṇēṃ To rush daringly into danger. āgīnta or āgīvara tēla ghālaṇēṃ or ōtaṇēṃ To cast oil upon fire; to add fuel to the flame. āgīvāñcūna dhūra nighata nāhīṃ The waves never rise but when the winds blow. āgīvāṛyācēṃ bhaya (from āga & vārēṃ q. v.) Expresses fear or apprehension of the epidemic cholera. 2 (āga & vārā Wind.) Also āgīvāṛyācē divasa Expressions in constant use in windy weather with reference to scattered grass or rubbish. v hō, lāga, suṭa. kōṇhī āga vhāvē kōṇhī pāṇī vhāvē Men ought to be diverse and multiform: some should be quick and fiery; some should be slow and gentle.

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āgā (आगा).—m The front piece which intervenes betwixt the pēśakaḷī & the khuṇṭakaḷī of an aṅgarakhā.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aga (अग).—ina A vocative particle in addressing a female.

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agā (अगा).—ind A vocative particle in calling to a male.

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āga (आग).—f Fire; fig. heat. āga pākhaḍaṇēṃ Scatter calumnies concerning. āga lāvaṇēṃ Kin- dle; excite a quarrel. āgīnta uḍī ghālaṇēṃ Rush daringly into danger. āgīnta tāvūna kāḍhalēlā Well tested and proved. āgīnta tēla ghālaṇēṃ Add fuel to the flame.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aga (अग).—a. [na gacchatīti; gam-ḍa. na. ta.)]

1) Unable to walk, not going, not in a position to go; अगो वृषलः शीतेन (ago vṛṣalaḥ śītena) P.VI.3.77 Sk. अगजगदोकसामखिलशक्त्यवबोधक ते (agajagadokasāmakhilaśaktyavabodhaka te) Bhāg. 1.87.14.

2) Unapproachable.

-gaḥ 1 A tree; सदानतो येन विषाणिनाऽगः (sadānato yena viṣāṇinā'gaḥ) Śi.4.63.

2) A mountain; ध्वनिरगविवरेषु नूपुराणाम् (dhvaniragavivareṣu nūpurāṇām) Ki.1.4. also a stone; प्रत्यापगं प्रत्यगम् (pratyāpagaṃ pratyagam) Mahānāṭaka.

3) A snake.

4) The sun (na gacchati vakragatyā paścimam, tasya hi vakragatyabhāvo jyotiṣaprasiddhaḥ or, 'not going' the earth by its diurnal rotation causing day and night).

5) A water-jar, as in अगस्त्य (agastya) (kumbhastyāna).

6) The number seven (from the seven kulācalas) cf. ... अथ पन्नगे । नगाः अगाः पर्वतेऽर्के पादपे स्यात् (atha pannage | nagāḥ agāḥ parvate'rke pādape syāt)... ()| Nm.

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Agā (अगा).—a. Ved. Not going.

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Āga (आग).—1 P.

1) To come, come near, approach.

2) To arrive at, attain, reach; fall into (a particular state or condition); आनृण्यमागम् (ānṛṇyamāgam) to become free from debt; so विश्वासम्°, ध्यानम्° (viśvāsam°, dhyānam°) &c.

3) To have recourse to. -Caus. (-gamayati)

1) To cause to come or draw near; तं त्वमा गमयागमे (taṃ tvamā gamayāgame) Av.6.81.2.

2) To lead towards, take, convey; आगमितापि विदूरम् (āgamitāpi vidūram) Gīt.12.

3) To announce the arrival of; राजानमागमयति (rājānamāgamayati) = राजागमनमाचष्टे (rājāgamanamācaṣṭe) Sk.

4) To ascertain, inform oneself about; सर्वमागमयामास पाण्डवानां विचेष्टितम् (sarvamāgamayāmāsa pāṇḍavānāṃ viceṣṭitam) Mb.5.7.4. प्रज्ञामेवागमयति यः प्राज्ञेम्यः स पंडितः (prajñāmevāgamayati yaḥ prājñemyaḥ sa paṃḍitaḥ) Vop.

5) To learn, acquire, study; सम्यगागमिता विद्या प्रबोधविनयाविव (samyagāgamitā vidyā prabodhavinayāviva) R.1.71; तदप्यागमितं मया (tadapyāgamitaṃ mayā) Mb.; आगमय दण्डनीतिं कुलविद्याम् (āgamaya daṇḍanītiṃ kulavidyām) Dk.155; Mv.5; Si.9.79.

6) (Atm.) To wait for, have patience; आगमयस्व तावत् (āgamayasva tāvat) = क्षमस्व (kṣamasva) Sk. आगमयते कालम् (āgamayate kālam) Vop.

Derivable forms: āgam (आगम्).

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Āga (आग).—a. Accidental, sudden; °त्वम् (tvam) accident, chance.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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