Anga, Aṅga, Amga: 51 definitions


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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1a) Aṅga (अङ्ग) refers to “the six major limbs” with which are perfromed the various āṅgika, or, “gestures” (physical representations), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8.

The following are regarded as the six major limbs (aṅga):

  1. śiras (head),
  2. hasta (hands),
  3. uras (breast),
  4. sides (pārśva),
  5. waist (kaṭi),
  6. pāda (feet).

1b) Aṅga (अङ्ग) is the name of a country pertaining to the Oḍramāgadhī local usage (pravṛtti) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 14. These pravṛttis provide information regarding costumes, languages, and manners in different countries of the world. It is mentioned that this local usage (adopted by these countries) depends on the verbal style (bhāratī) and the graceful style (kaiśikī).

1c) Aṅga (अङ्ग) refers to “elements of diction”, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 19. There are six kinds of elements of diction (aṅga) defined:

  1. viccheda (division during a pause),
  2. arpaṇa (recital proper),
  3. visarga (conclusion),
  4. anubandha (coherence),
  5. dīpana (colourfulness),
  6. praśamana (abatement)

2) Aṅga (अङ्ग) is the name of a tribe, usually to be represented by a dark or deep blue (śyāma) color when painting the limbs (aṅgaracanā), according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23. The painting is a component of nepathya (costumes and make-up) and is to be done in accordance with the science of āhāryābhinaya (extraneous representation).

3) Aṅga (अङ्ग) refers to one of the twenty aspects of tāla (time-measure), according to the Nāṭyaśāstrahapter chapter 28. In musical performance, tāla refers to any rhythmic beat or strike that measures musical time. It is an important concept in ancient Indian musical theory (gāndharvaśāstra) traceable to the Vedic era.

Source: The Nāṭyaśāstra: the Origin of the Ancient Indian Poetics

The six elements (aṅga) of diction were:

  1. the so-called division (viccheda) during a pause (virāma);
  2. recital proper (arpaṇa), which was of a representative nature and filled the auditorium with a beautifully modulated voice;
  3. the conclusion (visarga) marking the end of a sentence;
  4. coherence (anubandha), which prevented pauses between words linked by meaning, up to the prohibition to inhale during the utterance;
  5. colourfulness (dīpana), responsible for the gradual increase of vocal power as the sounds of the three basic pitches were pronounced;
  6. and abatement (praśamana), which allowed lowering of the pitch without accompanying dissonant sounds
Source: Vrindavan Today: Govinda-lilamrita: Rasa-lila musicology

Aṅga (अङ्ग).—Aṅga are the six limbs of a song (gāna) such as svara (the notes or melody), viruda (a passage extolling the song and usually including the author’s signature), pada (a passage of meaningful text), tenaka (the meaningless words), pāṭha (a passage of onomatopoetic sounds such as dang-dang-di-dang, etc.), and tāla (section governed by rhythm or beat). Songs that are comprised of these parts are called nibaddha-saṅgīta.

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)

Aṅga (अङ्ग) refers to the “major limbs” and represents one of the three types of Āṅgikābhinaya (gesture language of the limbs) as used within the classical tradition of Indian dance and performance, also known as Bharatanatyam.—Āṅgika-abhinaya is the gesture language of the limbs. Dance is an art that expresses itself through the medium of body, and therefore, āṅgikābhinaya is essential for any dance and especially for any classical dance of India. Aṅgas or major limbs include the head, hands, chest, sides, waist, and feet; at times the neck is also used as a separate limb.

Aṅgas are said to be six in number according to the Abhinayadarpaṇa. They are:

  1. śiras (head),
  2. hasta (the palms),
  3. vakṣas (chest),
  4. pārśva (the two sides),
  5. kaṭi (the two sides of the waist),
  6. pāda (the feet).

Some others consider grīva (neck) also as an aṅga. These are discussed in detail in the fourth chapter.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Aṅga (अङ्ग).—A King belonging to the Candra vaṃśa. (Lunar dynasty). Genealogy. Descended from Viṣṇu in the following order: Brahmā-Atri-Candra-Budha-Purūravas-Āyus-Nahuṣa-Yayāti-Anudruhyu-Sabhānara-Kālanara-Sṛñjaya-Titikṣa-Kuśadhṛta-Homa-Sutapas-Bali-Aṅga. (See full article at Story of Aṅga from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Aṅga (अङ्ग).—The kingdom ruled by King Aṅga. Other details: The Dynasty. The first King of the Aṅga dynasty was Aṅga the son of Bali. Anagābhu, Draviratha, Dharmaratha, Romapāda (Lomapāda), Caturaṅga, Pṛthulākṣa, Bṛhadratha, Bṛhanmanas, Jayadratha, Vijaya, Dṛḍhavrata, Satyakarmā, Atiratha, Karṇa, Vṛṣasena and others were kings of this dynasty. Karṇa was the adopted son of Atiratha. During the period of the Mahābhārata, Kings of the Atiratha family were under the sway of the Candra vaṃśa (Lunar dynasty) kings such as Dhṛtarāṣṭra and Pāṇḍu. (For further informations see the word Atiratha).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Aṅga (अङ्ग).—The father of Vena; knew the power of Kṛṣṇa's yoga.1 A son of Ulmuka (Kuru and Āgneyī— Viṣṇu-purāṇa). His wife was Sunīthā, the cruel-faced daughter of Mṛtyu. Finding the son's conduct cruel and unbecoming, he departed from the city.2 Once he performed the aśvamedha but the gods did not partake of the offerings. When he consulted the learned assembly, was advised by it that he could get a son by worshipping Hari. But the son born, Vena, was so mischievous that the king abandoned the kingdom in distress. Though messengers were deputed in search of him, his whereabouts remained untraced.3 Devoted to Hari, sought refuge with Him.4 According to the brahmāṇḍa, matsya and vāyu purāṇas he was the son of Ūru and Āgneyī.5 A Prajāpati of the family of Svāyambhuva Manu (of the Atri line.)6

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 7. 43; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 13. 6.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 13, 17-18.
  • 3) Ib. IV. 13. 24-49.
  • 4) Ib. IV. 21. 28; X. 60. 41.
  • 5) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 108 & 126; Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 92-3; Matsya-purāṇa 4. 44.
  • 6) Matsya-purāṇa 10. 3-4; Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 107.

1b) A kṣetraja son of Bali: born of Dīrghatamas. Father of Khanapāna (Anapāna).1 After him was the Aṅgadeśa.2 Father of Dadhivāhana, born without apāna (anus).3 The last king of his line was Vṛṣasena.4

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 5 & 6; Matsya-purāṇa 48. 25 & 9; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 28, 85; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 27, 87.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 18. 13-14.
  • 3) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 102; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 100.
  • 4) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 18. 29.

1c) —(c)—An eastern kingdom. Its king got war elephants from Devas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 51; 18. 51; III. 7. 349; 74. 213; Matsya-purāṇa 114. 44; 121. 50; Vāyu-purāṇa 47. 48; 99. 402.

1d) A son of Havirdhāna.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 4. 45.

1e) The son of Viśvajit Janamejaya and father of Karṇa.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 48. 102; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 112.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Aṅga (अङ्ग) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.48.15, VI.10.44, VIII.17.2, VIII.17.2, VIII.30.60, VIII.30.75) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Aṅga) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

1) Aṅga (अङ्ग) refers to one of the many sons of Cākṣuṣamanu and grandson of Puṣkarinī and Cakṣuṣa, according to the Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] Bṛhatī the wife of Ripu gave birth to Cakṣuṣa. Puṣkariṇī gave birth to Cākṣuṣamanu, the son of Cakṣuṣa. In his race there were born Aṅga, Kradu, Śiva and many others. Vena was born to Aṅga and from Vena was born Pṛthu Vainya , who was a famous king in ancient times and for the welfare of mankind he milked the earth in the form of a cow.

2) Aṅga (अङ्ग) refers to an ancient country which should be shunned.—It looks upon Kurukṣetra, Matsya, Pāñcāla and Surasena as holy countries where Dharma is practiced. It advises people to shun Aṅga, Vaṅga, Kaliṅga, Surāṣṭra, Gurjara, Ābhira, Kauṅkaṇa, Draviḍa, Dakṣiṇāpatha, Āndhra and Magadha.—(cf. verses 17.54-59)  Thus it appears that this Purāṇa was written somewhere about the north-western part of northern India.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Aṅga (अङ्ग) is the name of a Śāktapīṭha mentioned in the Kulārṇavatantra. The Kulārṇava-tantra is an important 11th century work for the Kaula school of Śāktism. It refers to eighteen such Śākta-pīṭhas (e.g. Aṅga) which is defined as a sacred sanctuary of Devī located here on earth. According to legend, there are in total fifty-one such sanctuaries (pīṭha) on earth, created from the corresponding parts of Devī’s body,

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Kavya (poetry)

Source: Aspects of Bengal society: Ship-building and commerce

Anga is the name of an ancient city mentioned by the author of the Kavikankan’s Chandikāvya pp. 195-202.—Accordingly, after the performance of the usual ceremonies before sailing, the merchant Dhanapati passed the following places: [...]—all by the side of the Ganges. Then he reached the very celebrated inland port of Bengal known as Saptagram near the Tribeni. The poet here incidentally praised this port and gave it a superiour place among the following ports and places: [e.g., Anga, etc...]. According to the poet the merchants of the above places visit Saptagram but the merchants of Saptagram do never visit those ports and places.

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Aṅga (अङ्ग) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—This country lying between Bhāgalpur and Monghyr. Its capital name was Campāpuri, which is now located within two miles west side of Bhāgalpur.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Āṅga (आङ्ग).—An operation prescribed in the section, called aṅgādhikāra, in the Aṣṭādhyāyī of Pāṇini, made up of five Pādas consisting of the fourth quarter of the 6th adhyāya and all the four quarters of the seventh adhyāya. आङ्गात् पूर्वं विकरणा एषितव्याः (āṅgāt pūrvaṃ vikaraṇā eṣitavyāḥ) M. Bh on I.3.60 Vārt. 5; cf. also वार्णादाङ्गं बलीयो भवति (vārṇādāṅgaṃ balīyo bhavati) Par. Śek. Pari 55: also M. Bh. on III.2.3.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Aṅga (अङ्ग) refers to “(1) Limb, division, part (2) The various practices of devotion such as hearing and chanting”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Aṅga (अङ्ग) refers to a “limb” (e.g., of the body), which is mentioned in verse 2.36 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] one shall not twist one’s limbs [viz., aṅga], nor shall one sit in a squatting posture. The activities of body, speech, (and) mind one shall suspend before fatigue (arises).”.

Note: Aṅga (“limb”) has been turned lus-kyi yan-lag, lit. “part of the body”, whereas ceṣṭeta viguṇam (“one shall move in an unmannerly way” has been rendered gcu-źiṅ “one shall twist”.

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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Aṅga (अङ्ग) refers to “- 1. molding §§ 3.2, 13; 5.11. - 2. level of elevation § 3.12.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Aṅga (अङ्ग) refers to the “body” (of a creature or householder), according to the Devyāmata (in the section śalyoddhāra-paṭala or “excavation of extraneous substances”).—Accordingly, “[...] If a creature [intrudes into the site] stepping over [a cord], then [the officiant] should know that there is the body [of that creature, i.e. bones of that creature beneath the site] (prāṇin-aṅga). He should prognosticate an extraneous substance beneath the site by the bad condition of the householder’s body (gṛhin-aṅga). If an omen is seen, or if [a creature] cries out, or if [someone] announces a [creature’s] name, then [the officiant] should prognosticate an extraneous thing [related to] that [creature]”.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

1) Aṅga (अङ्ग) refers to a “body-member”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Some say that Rāhu, the asura, though his head was cut, dies not but lives in the shape of a planet having tasted of ambrosia. That he has a disc like the sun and moon and as that disc is black it is invisible when in the sky except on the occasion of eclipses in virtue of a boon from Brahmā. Others say that he resembles a serpent in shape with his head severed [i.e., vibhakta-aṅga] from his tail; a few that he is bodiless, that he is mere darkness and that he is the son of Siṃhikā. [...]”.

2) Aṅga (अङ्ग) refers to an ancient kingdom identified with Bengal Proper near Bhagalpur, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5).—Accordingly, “If there should be both lunar and solar eclipses in one month, princes will suffer both from dissensions among their own army and from wars. [...] If the eclipses should fall within lunar month of Māgha, persons noted for filial duty, the descendants of Vasiṣṭha, men acting up to the Vedic principles, elephant and horses will suffer distress; the people of Vaṅga of Aṅga, and of Benares will be afflicted with miseries; and there will be rain suited to the wants of the ryots”.

3) Aṅga (अङ्ग) refers to “divisions (of the King’s army)”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 11).— Accordingly, “Raśmi Ketu is a comet possessing a tail slightly coloured like smoke; it appears in the constellation of Kṛttikā. The effects are the same as those assigned to Sveta Ketu. Dhruva Ketu is a comet possessing no fixed course, colour or shape and appears anywhere in the heavens, in the sky and on Earth. When it appears glossy, mankind will be happy. To those whose death might be near this Ketu appears in the several divisions of the King’s army [i.e., sena-aṅga], in houses, in trees, in hills and in household utensils”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

1) Aṅga (अङ्ग) (Cf. Vapus) refers to the “body”, according to the Halāyudhastotra verse 34-35.—Accordingly, “The visitation of the wives of the distinguished sages in the Pine Park, the oblation with seed in Fire, the twilight dance: Your behaviour is not reprehensible. O Three-eyed one! The doctrines of the world do not touch those who have left worldly life, having passed far beyond the path of those whose minds are afflicted by false knowledge. The gods all wear gold and jewels as an ornament on their body (vapus). You do not even wear gold the size of a berry on your ear or on your hand. The one whose natural beauty, surpassing the path [of the world], flashes on his own body (aṅga), has no regard for the extraneous ornaments of ordinary men”.

2) Aṅga (अङ्ग) refers to “ancillary mantras”, according to verse 4.497ff of the Brahmayāmala-tantra (or Picumata), an early 7th century Śaiva text consisting of twelve-thousand verses.—Accordingly, “[...] A series of nine lotuses is visualized situated at points in the body called granthis (knots or joints). These are located at the crown of the head, the forehead, throat, navel, knees, mouth, heart, genitals, and feet, following the order of their sequence in nyāsa. [...] In each lotus one prepares a mantric seat for the deity, whose complete mantra-forms are then installed, inclusive of their ancillary mantras (aṅga). [...]”.

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Aṅga (अङ्ग) refers to the “limbs” (of the mantra), according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 2.28cd-33]—“Now, I shall explain the limbs (aṅga) of the mantra, with which, tied together, he achieves perfection. The hṛdayamantra, [which] confers all perfections, is the letter that terminates in the middle [j], followed by the fifth sovereign vowel [u], and summits with the conclusion of wind []. The śiras is terminal soma [v] joined with that from anala [y] and yoked with oṃ. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: Hindu Mathematics

Aṅga (अङ्ग) represents the number 6 (six) in the “word-numeral system” (bhūtasaṃkhyā), which was used in Sanskrit texts dealing with astronomy, mathematics, metrics, as well as in the dates of inscriptions and manuscripts in ancient Indian literature.—A system of expressing numbers by means of words arranged as in the place-value notation was developed and perfected in India in the early centuries of the Christian era. In this system the numerals [e.g., 6—aṅga] are expressed by names of things, beings or concepts, which, naturally or in accordance with the teaching of the Śāstras, connote numbers.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Indian Historical Quarterly Vol. 7

Aṅga (अङ्ग) is the name of a country classified as both Hādi and Kādi (two types of Tantrik division), according to the 13th century Sammoha-tantra (fol. 7).—There are ample evidences to prove that the zone of heterodox Tantras went far beyond the natural limits of India. [...] The zones in the Sammoha-tantra [viz., Aṅga] are here fixed according to two different Tantrik modes, known as Kādi and Hādi.

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Anga (अंग): Mlechchha kings, a Kaurava supporter.

Source: Some Pearls from the Fourth Chapter of Abhinavabhāratī Table of Contents

Aṅga (अङ्ग):—Aṅgas are the major limbs of the body which include the head, chest, sides, waist, hands and feet.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Anga. (See also Anga) - One of the stock list of the sixteen Powers or Great Countries (Mahajanapada), mentioned in the Pitakas. E.g., A.i.213; iv.252, 256, 260.

The countries mentioned are Anga, Magadha, Kasi, Kosala, Vajji, Malla, Ceti, Vamsa, Kuru, Pancala, Maccha, Surasena, Assaka, Avanti, Gandhara, and Kamboja. Other similar lists occur elsewhere, e.g. D.ii.200 (where ten countries are mentioned); see also Mtu.i.34 and i.198; and Lal.24(22).

It was to the east of Magadha, from which it was separated by the River Campa, and had as its capital city Campa, near the modern Bhagalpur (Cunningham, pp. 546-7). Other cities mentioned are Bhaddiya (DA.i.279; DhA.i.384) and Assapura (M.i.271).

The country is generally referred to by the name of its people, the Anga, though occasionally (E.g., DhA.i.384) the name Angarattha is used. In the Buddhas time it was subject to Magadha, (ThagA.i.548) whose king Bimbisara was, we are told, held in esteem also by the people of Anga (MA.i.394), and the people of the two countries evidently used to pay frequent visits to each other (J.ii.211). We never hear of its having regained its former independence, and traditions of war between the two countries are mentioned (E.g., J.iv.454; J.v.316;

In the Buddhas time the Angaraja was just a wealthy nobleman, and he is mentioned merely as having granted a pension to a Brahmin (M.ii.163). The people of Anga and Magadha are generally mentioned together, so we may gather that by the Buddhas time they had become one people. They provide Uruvela Kassapa with offerings for his great sacrifice (Vin.i.27). It was their custom to offer an annual sacrifice to Maha Brahma in the hope of gaining reward a hundred thousand fold. On one occasion Sakka appears in person and goes with them to the Buddha so that they may not waste their energies in futile sacrifices (SA.i.269-70).

Several discourses were preached in the Anga country, among them being the Sonadanda Sutta and the two Assapura Suttas (Maha- and Cula-). The Mahagovinda Sutta seems to indicate that once, in the past, Dhatarattha was king of Anga. But this, perhaps, refers to another country (Dial.ii.270 n.; see also The Ramayana i.8, 9, 17, 25).

Sona Kolivisa, before he entered the Order, was a squire (paddhagu) of Anga. Thag.v.632.

2. Anga. King - Chief lay supporter of Sumana Buddha (BuA.130); the Buddhavamsa mentions Varuna and Sarana as Sumanas aggupatthaka and Udena as upatthaka. Bu.v.28.

3. Anga - A king of Benares on whose feet hair grew. He inquired of the brahmins the way to heaven, and was told to retire to the forest and tend the sacred fire. He went to Himava with many cows and women and did as he was counselled. The milk and ghee left over from his sacrifices were thrown away,

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Aṅga (अङ्ग, “member”).—The earliest texts mention a classification of the scriptures into members or aṅgas. These aṅgas are not literary genres but simply composition types in respect to form (e.g., prose or verse) or content (e.g., sermons, predictions, stories, conversations, commentaries, etc).

The major drawback of this classification is that, far from being mutually exclusive, the aṅgas overlap one another. Thus a sūtra is also a geya if it contains verse, a gāthā if it is expressed in stanzas, an udāna if it includes exclamations, an ityuktaka if it begins or ends with certain stereotyped formulas, a jātaka if it tells about previous lifetimes, a vyākaraṇa if it contains explanations or predictions, etc.

Source: Bulletin of the French School of the Far East (volume 5)

Aṅga (अङ्ग) (in Chinese: Yang-kia) refers to one of the fifty-five kingdoms enumerated in chapter 17 of the Candragarbha: the 55th section of the Mahāsaṃnipāta-sūtra, a large compilation of Sūtras (texts) in Mahāyāna Buddhism partly available in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese.—In the Candragarbhasūtra, the Bhagavat invites all classes of Gods and Deities to protect the Law [dharma?] and the faithful in their respective districts.—In Aṅga, the following deities are appointed (among others): The Devaputra Candrasvara [?]; the Gandharva Tamburu; the Kinnara Amara; the Asura Siṃhagarbha; the Mahāyakṣas Candana and Baladhvaja [?]; the Kumbhāṇḍa Durakṣa [?]; the Goddess Mahākālī.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Aṅga (अङ्ग) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Aṅga] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

1) Aṅga (अङ्ग) or Aṅgadeśa (distinguished by the city Campā) refers to one of the 25½ countries of the Kṣetrāryas, situated in the “middle world” (madhyaloka), according to chapter 2.3 [ajitanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.—Accordingly:—“In these 35 zones on this side of Mānuṣottara and in the Antaradvīpas, men arise by birth; [...]. From the division into Āryas and Mlecchas they are two-fold. The Āryas have sub-divisions [e.g., kṣetra (country)]. [...] The kṣetrāryas are born in the 15 Karmabhumis. Here in Bharata they have 25½ places of origin (e.g., Aṅgadeśa), distinguishable by cities (e.g., Campā) in which the birth of Tīrthakṛts, Cakrabhṛts, Kṛṣṇas, and Balas takes place”.

2) Aṅga (अङ्ग) refers to “changes in the body” and represents one of the eight divisions of Nimittaśāstra (“science of omens”), possibly corresponding to “the eight divisions of the science of omens” (aṣṭādhikaraṇīgrantha), according to chapter 2.6.—(Cf. Uttarādhyayana with Kamalasaṃyama’s commentary 31. 19, pp. 506-7).—See Rājendra, aṭṭhaṅgaṇimitta; Sūtrakṛtāṅga 2.2. 25; Pravacanasāroddhāra 1405-09, p. 410.

3) Aṅga (अङ्ग) refers to one of the warriors fighting in Rāma’s army, according to the Jain Ramayana and chapter 7.7 [The killing of Rāvaṇa].—Accordingly, “[...] When the battle had been going on for a long time, the army of the Rākṣasas was broken by the Vānaras like a forest by winds. [...] Then Sugrīva and the others made seven walls with four gates around the two Rāghavas by means of a vidyā. [...] On the north Aṅgada, Kūrma, Aṅga, Mahendra, Vihaṅgama, Suṣeṇa, Candraraśmi stood in turn at the gates.  [...]. Making the two Kākutsthas in the center in this way, Sugrīva and the others, powerful, were devoted to watching, intent as yogis. [...].”.

Source: HereNow4U: Acharanga Bhasyam

The 12 Āgamas compiled in the Dvādasāṅgi are known as Aṅga literature. The word Aṅga is common to both Sanskrit as well as Prakrit. In the Vedic literature the supplementary literature for study of Vedas is termed as Vedāṅga. They are 6 as follows:

  1. Sikṣā (the science of proper articulation and pronunciation).
  2. Kalpa (the systematic work that lays down the rituals and prescribes rules for ceremonial and sacrificial acts)
  3. Vyākarṇa (grammar)
  4. Nirukta (etymological meaning of verses)
  5. Chaṅda (the science of prosody)
  6. Jyotiṣa (the work of astronomy for determining auspicious time for yajñas)

Veda-Puruṣa is the personification of Vaidika literature.The six Aṅga, as above, have been termed as the limbs of the veda-puruṣa. The word Aṅga has also been used in Pālῑ literature — The preachings by Buddha have been called Navāṅga and Dvādasāṅga at different places.

As said earlier, the word Aṅga has been used in all the three main streams of Indian Philosophy. In the Vaidika and Bauddha literature, the main treatises are 'Veda' and 'Pitaka'. The word Aṅga is not associated with them. In the Jaina literature, the main works are catagorized as 'Gaṇipiṭaka' which has been associated with the Aṅga e.g. Gaṇipiṭaka has 12 Aṅgas (Dvādasāṅgi Gaṇipiṭaka).

Source: HereNow4U: Social Implication of Enlightened World View

Aṅga (अङ्ग) refers to a set of “requirements” for attaining the right faith.—Of the three jewels, right belief comes first and forms the basis upon which the other two rest. One must, by all possible means, first attain right belief or the basic conviction on the fundamentals because only on its acquisition, knowledge and conduct becomes right. Such right faith should have eight requirements or aṅga and should be free from the three types of superstitious ignorance and the eight kinds of pride.

The eight aṅgas or pillars which support the right belief are:

  1. niḥśaṅkitā: Freedom from doubt.
  2. niṣkāṅkṣitā: Freedom from desire for worldly comforts.
  3. nirvicikitsā: Freedom from aversion towards or regard for the body.
  4. amūḍhadṣṭṣṭi: Freedom from inclination for the wrong path.
  5. upagūhaṇa: Redeeming the defects of ineffective beliefs.
  6. stithikaraṇa: Sustaining souls in right convictions.
  7. vātsalya: Affection towards spiritual breathren.
  8. prabhāvanā: Spreading/advertising the greatness of Jain doctrines.
Source: Jainworld: Jain History

1) Aṅga (अङ्ग) refers to one of the six divisions of the canonical texts of the Svetambaras in Jainism.—The Aṅgas are twelve in number. They are as follows:—

  1. Āyāraṅga,
  2. Sūyagaḍaṅga,
  3. Ṭhāṇāṅga,
  4. Samavāyāṅga,
  5. Viyāhapaṇṇtti (Bhagavatī),
  6. Nāyādhammakahāo,
  7. Uvāsagadasāo,
  8. Aṅtagaḍadasāo
  9. Anuttarovavāiyadasāo,
  10. Paṇhavāgaraṇāiṃ,
  11. Vivāgasuya,
  12. Diṭṭhivāya (not extant now).

2) Aṅga (अङ्ग) or Aṅgapaiṭṭha represents one of the two divisions of canonical texts in Digambara Jainism (the other being Aṅgabāhira).—The Sarvārthasiddhi of Pūjyapāda and the Dhavalā of Vīrsena  include in the Aṅgapaiṭṭha group following twelve Aṅgas:—

  1. Āyāra,
  2. Sūdayada,
  3. Ṭhāṇa,
  4. Samavāya,
  5. Viyāhapaṇṇatti,
  6. Nāhādhammakahā,
  7. Uvāsayajjhayaṇa,
  8. Aṅtayaḍadasā,
  9. Aṇuttarovavādiyadarā,
  10. Paṇhavāyaraṇa,
  11. Vivāgasutta,
  12. Ditṭhivāda.

The Digambaras believe that the texts of both the groups are not extant now except some portion of Dīṭṭhivāya, the twelfth Aṅga.

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Aṅga (अङ्ग) refers to the “limbs (of the body)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Hardship of the limbs of the body (kāya-aṅgakāyakleśāṅgam) is excellent in respect of the divisions beginning with fasting. Internal [asceticism] in the form of meditation is excellent in respect of the divisions beginning with atonement”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Aṅga is one of the sixteen Mahājanapadas of the Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—The Kingdom of Aṅga has been frequently referred to in Pāli literature. Its capital Campā was situated on the river (mod. Chāndan) of the same name (Jātaka 506) and the Ganges, 17 at a distance of 60 yojanas from Mithilā. Aṅga proper of the Epics comprised the modern districts of Bhagalpur and Monghyr and extended northwards up to the river Kosi. The Aṅga kingdom at one time included Magadha and probably extended to the shores of the sea.

Aṅga proper of the Epics comprised the modern districts of Bhagalpur and Monghyr and extended northwards up to the river Kosi. The Aṅga kingdom at one time included Magadha and probably extended to the shores of the sea. The Vidhura Paṇḍita Jātaka describes Rājagaha as a city of Aṅga. The actual site of Campā, the ancient capital of Aṅga, is probably marked by two villages Campānagara and Campāpura that still exist near Bhagalpur.

Before the time of the Buddha, Aṅga was a powerful kingdom. We are told in one of the Jātakas that Magadha was once under the sway of Aṅgarāja. We are informed by the Jātaka book that there was a river between Aṅga and Magadha which was inhabited by a Nāga-rājā who helped the Magadhan king to defeat and kill the Aṅga-rājā and to bring Aṅga under his sway. In Buddha’s time Aṅga lost her political power for ever. During this period Aṅga and Magadha were constantly at war. The Aṅga country became subject to Seniya Bimbisāra. This is clearly proved by the fact that a certain brahmin named Sonadaṇḍa with whom the Buddha had a discussion on the subject of caste, lived at Campā on the grant made by King Bimbisāra and used to enjoy the revenues of the town which was given to him by the King.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Aṅga.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘six’. (EI 15), an abbreviation of aṅga-bhoga; cf. gātra (IA 11). Note: aṅga is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

aṅga : (nt.) 1. a constituent part; 2. a limb; 3. quality.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Aṅga, (nt.) (Vedic aṅga, anc cp. Lat. angulus = angle, corner etc., ungulus finger-ring = Sk. aṅgulīya. See also aṅka, aṅguṭṭha & aṅgula) (1) (lit.) a constituent part of the body, a limb, member; also of objects: part, member (see cpd. °sambhāra); uttam°aṅga the reproductive organ J.V, 197; also as “head” at ThA.209. Usually in cpds. (see below, esp. °paccaṅga), as sabbaṅga-kalyāṇī perfect in all limbs Pv.III, 35 (= sobhaṇa-sabbaṅga-paccaṅgī PvA.189) and in redupln. aṅga-m-aṅgāni limb by limb, with all limbs (see also below aṅga + paccaṅga) Vin.III, 119; Vv 382 (°ehi naccamāna); Pv.II, 1210, 13, 18 (sunakho te khādati). — (2) (fig.) a constituent part of a whole or system or collection, e. g. uposath° the vows of the fast J.I, 50; bhavaṅga the constituents or the condition of becoming (see bhava & cp. Cpd. 265 sq.); bojjhaṅga (q. v.). Esp. with numerals: cattāri aṅgāni 4 constituents A.II, 79 (viz. sīla, samādhi, paññā. vimutti and rūpa, vedanā, saññā, bhava), aṭṭhaṅgika (q. v.) magga the Path with its eight constituents or the eightfold Path (KhA 85: aṭṭh’aṅgāni assā ti) navaṅga Buddha-sāsana see nava. — (3) a constituent part as characteristic, prominent or distinguishing, a mark, attribute, sign, quality D.I, 113 sq., 117 (iminā p° aṅgena by this quality, or: in this respect, cp. below 4; DA.I, 281 explains tena kāra‹-› ṇena). In a special sense striking (abnormal) sign or mark on the body D.I, 9, from which a prophesy is made (: hattha-pādādisu yena kenaci evarūpena aṅgena samannāgato dīghāyu . . hotī ti . . aṅgasatthan = chiromantics DA.I, 92). Thus in combn. with samannāgata & sampanna always meaning endowed with “good”, superior, remarkable “qualities”, e. g. J.I, 3 (sabbaṅga-sampanna nagaraṃ a city possessing all marks of perfection); II, 207. ‹-› In enumn. with var. numerals: tīhi aṅgehi s. A.I, 115; cattāri sotapannassa a- D.III, 227 = A.IV, 405 sq.; pañcaṅga-vippahīno (i. e. giving up the 5 hindrances, see nīvaraṇa) and pañcaṅga-samannāgato (i. e. endowed with the 5 good qualities, viz. the sīla-kkhandha, see kkhandha II.A d) S.I, 99 = A.I, 161; V, 15, 29. Similarly the 5 attributes of a brahmin (viz. sujāta of pure birth, ajjhāyaka a student of the Vedas, abhirūpa handsome, sīlava of good conduct, paṇḍita clever) D.I, 119, 120. Eight qualities of a king D.I, 137. Ten qualities of an Arahant (cp. dasa1 B 2) S.III, 83; Kh IV.10 = KhA 88; cp. M.I, 446 (dasah’aṅgehi samannāgato rañño assājāniyo). — (4) (modally) part, share, interest, concern; ajjhattikaṃ aṅgaṃ my own part or interest (opp. bāhiraṃ the interest in the outside world). A.I, 16 sq. = S.V, 101 sq.; It.9. rañño aṅgaṃ an asset or profit for the king M.I, 446. Thus adv. tadaṅga (see also ta° I.a) as a matter of fact, in this respect, for sure, certainly and tadaṅgena by these means, through this, therefore M.I, 492; A.IV, 411; Sdhp.455, 456; iminā p° aṅgena for that reason M.II, 168. — In compn. with verbs aṅgi° (aṅgī°): angigata having limbs or ports, divided DA.I, 313; cp. samaṅgi (-bhūta).

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aṅga (अंग).—n (S) The body. 2 A limb; a member; an organ. 3 Side, quarter, direction. 4 A division or branch of learning, comprehending such science as is considered dependent upon the Vedas; hence, also called Vedanga. 5 Concern in; part in action; a hand in. Ex. tyā masalatīnta rāmājīpantācēṃ aṅga āhēsēṃ disatēṃ. 6 Collusion; clandestine support. Ex. hā gharōghara cōrī karīta phiratō hyālā kōtavālācēṃ aṅga āhē. 7 Person or body; considered as the seat of agency or subject of demerit on occasion of any evil deed. Ex. hī cōrī jyācē aṅgīṃ lāvalī tyāsa mī śāsana lāvīna; hā dōṣa mājhyā aṅgīṃ nāhīṃ. 8 A minor or subordinate part or portion (as of an article or a business). Ex. vivāhāmadhyēṃ hōma pradhāna avaśiṣṭa karmēṃ aṅgēṃ. 9 A face or a side. Ex. pāgōṭēṃ puḍhalyā aṅgēṃ mātra cāṅgalēṃ disatēṃ. 10 The portion of intestine which descends in procidentia ani: also the placenta descending after parturition. 11 Ability, capacity, competency, or talent (for any particular work). 12 One on one's side (in high places); an espouser of one's cause; an advocate. Ex. darabārānta aṅga asalyāvāñcūna kārya siddhīsa jāta nāhīṃ. 13 Any point of the ecliptic on or incidental upon the eastern horizon. Opp. to astalagna. aṅga ōḍhaviṇēṃ To bring one's self forward (into, upon, at, unto). Ex. āpulēñci aṅga tumhī vōḍāvilēṃ (i.e. ōḍhāvilēṃ) || tyācēṃ nivārilēṃ mahā duḥkha || aṅga kāḍhaṇēṃ or kāḍhūna ghēṇēṃ To withdraw one's self (as from a fight or troublesome business). aṅga ghālaṇē To throw one's self into (to succour, take part &c.) aṅga cōraṇēṃ or jōgāviṇēṃ To spare or reserve one's strength; to dawdle or idle at work. aṅga jhāṅkaṇēṃ or lapaviṇēṃ To conceal one's own part (in a business). aṅga jhāḍaṇēṃ To decline or disallow vehemently, emphatically, outright, smack, flat. aṅga ṭākaṇēṃ To lose flesh; to get out of condition. 2 To fling one's self violently down: also to lie down rudely and carelessly. aṅga darśaviṇēṃ To show or intimate one's part or interest (in a matter). aṅga dākhaviṇēṃ To display one's self to advantage in a business; to show off or cut a dash. aṅga dēṇēṃ To help or aid; to lend a hand to. aṅga dharaṇēṃ g. of s. To be seized with rheumatic affection. aṅga dharaṇēṃ or ghēṇēṃ To get flesh; to become fat or plump. aṅga maraṇēṃ g. of s. To have paralysis (of the body or a limb). aṅga māraṇēṃ or cōraṇēṃ To contract one's self; to gather up into narrow compass; to draw up or in. aṅga muraḍaṇēṃ To turn and throw one's self about haughtily or foppishly; to swell and swagger. aṅga mōḍūna-kāma karaṇēṃ-khapaṇēṃ- śrama karaṇēṃ &c. To exert one's self strenuously; to perform, labor, work, do with might and main, without sparing the body; to spend one's self in, at, about. aṅga mōḍūna yēṇēṃ g. of s. To have the aching monitory of fever. aṅga rākhaṇēṃ or vāñcaviṇēṃ To spare one's self; to work with reservation of strength. aṅga sāvaraṇēṃ To regain one's balance; to recover one's self. aṅgākhālīṃ ghālaṇēṃ To maintain for one's own use or enjoyment. aṅgākhālīṃ- paḍaṇēṃ To come under the practice or performance of. aṅgācā aṅkaḍā hōṇēṃ g. of s. To be affected with spasms or with cramp. aṅgācā āḷāpiḷā karaṇēṃ To writhe and wriggle. 2 To make strenuous effort or exertion. aṅgācā khurdā hōṇēṃ (śramānēṃ &c.) To suffer prostration of strength; to feel broken in pieces. aṅgācā hurapaḷā Burning or fierce glow of body (as under fever or passion). aṅgācī caughaḍī karaṇēṃ To bend one's body fourfold. A practice or feat of tumblers. aṅgācī lāhī karaṇēṃ To rouse into a passion; to infuriate or enrage. 2 To affect with great heat; to scorch, broil, parch--the sun or weather. Also aṅgācī lāhī hōṇēṃ g. of s. To be roused; to be affected &c. aṅgācī lāhakī or aṅgācī hōḷī hōṇēṃ g. of s. To be under intense burning or glowing (as of fever or rage). aṅgācēṃ āntharūṇa karaṇēṃ To give up all care and regard for self, and to expose one's self to all roughness and hardness in the service of; to lay one's self out to serve. Ex. tyācēṃ lagna vhāvēṃ mhaṇūna myāṃ aṅgācēṃ āntharūṇa kēlēṃ tarī tyānēṃ kāṃhīṃ upakāra mānilā nāhīṃ. aṅgācēṃ āntharūṇa hōṇēṃ (jvarāmuḷēṃ &c.) To be reduced to prostration of strength; to lie spread out in utter helplessness. aṅgācēṃ kātaḍēṃ kāḍhūna jōḍā śivaṇēṃ To show the deepest feeling of gratitude, affection, or regard for. aṅgācē cakadē kāḍhaṇēṃ (To draw off the flesh in pieces.) To beat soundly. aṅgācē tīḷapāpaḍa hōṇēṃ g. of s. To be furious with passion. aṅgācē dhuḍakē uḍaviṇēṃ g. of o. To beat to a mummy (lit. to reduce to shreds and tatters). aṅgācēṃ pāṇī karaṇēṃ or hōṇēṃ To turn one's flesh into water; i.e. to undergo great labor or suffering. aṅgānirāḷā or aṅgābāhēra ṭākaṇēṃ-jhōkaṇēṃ-sōḍaṇēṃ-jhiḍakāviṇēṃ To put off from one's self (a business, concern, interest, responsibility &c.); to cast aside (the regard or consideration of). aṅgānēṃ; aṅgīṃ, aṅgēṃ In person; in propriâ personâ. Pr. aṅgēṃ kēlēṃ tēṃ kāma padarīṃ asēla tō dāma. 2 From the person of or on the part of; noting mission or representation. aṅgāpēkṣāṃ bōṅgā mōṭhā (The waist protuberance of the dhōtara, lugaḍēṃ &c. is bigger than the body.) Used where demonstrations or pretensions exceed the virtue, worth, or solid excellence. aṅgābarōbara hōṇēṃ or aṅgānta basaṇēṃ To sit well on the body, to fit--a garment. aṅgāvara kōsaḷaṇēṃ or kōsaḷūna paḍaṇēṃ To fall bodily upon with angry violence. Ex. tōṃ māruti aṅgāvari kōsaḷalā|| Also aṅgāvara ōghaḷaṇēṃ. aṅgāvara ghēūna Espousingly, adoptingly, favoringly; as manifesting that we regard as our own. v. kara, bōla, sāṅga, pusa, vicāra. aṅgāvara ghēṇēṃ To put to the breast; to give the breast to (a child). 2 To take upon one's self the performance, charge, or responsibility of. 3 To espouse or avow as one's own; to exhibit warm affection or regard for. aṅgāvara tuṭaṇēṃ or tuṭūna paḍaṇēṃ or aṅgāvara yēṇēṃ To rush upon or address with vehemence and fury. aṅgāvara (dēṇēṃ-bāndhaṇēṃ-bharaṇēṃ-pōsaṇēṃ-karaṇēṃ &c.) To (give, build, furnish, support, act in general) upon one's own means or stock or responsibility. aṅgāvara paḍaṇēṃ, aṅgāvara yēṇēṃ To be left on one's hands; to lie as an encumbrance or cause of expense--articles purchased under hope of profitable sale: also to fall upon as demanding to be fulfilled, supplied, or made good--some failure, damage, loss. 2 To devolve upon; to become incumbent upon one to perform--a business or work. 3 To attack with violence or angry demonstrations. aṅgā- vara śēkaṇēṃ To sustain a loss; to burn one's fingers. The subject of the verb is ordinarily rupayē-vyāpāra -vyavahāra-uddīma-āḷa-kubhāṇḍa &c. aṅgāvaracā (mulagā &c.) tōḍaṇēṃ To wean (a sucking child). aṅgāvaracā (mulagā-mulagī &c.) A child on the breast; a child yet unweaned. aṅgāvarūna vārā jāṇēṃ (The wind to pass over the body.) To suffer a paralytic stroke. aṅgāsa kuṃyalā or kuyalē lāgaṇēṃ g. of s. To be highly exasperated: also to be wrought up with envy aṅgāsa yēṇēṃ or aṅgīṃ yēṇēṃ To prove a losing concern; to affect one's capital or original stock--a mercantile adventure &c. 2 To enter into possession of--a devil. aṅgāsa yēṇēṃ or hōṇēṃ To fit--a garment. aṅgāsa lāgaṇēṃ or aṅgīṃ lāgaṇēṃ To prove nourishing unto; to bring flesh upon one's bones. 2 To be brought home to; to be proved upon--a crime. 3 To fall upon to be sustained by--a loss or damage. aṅgāsa lāvaṇēṃ To bring home unto; to prove upon (a crime). aṅgīṃ asaṇēṃ g. of s. To belong to; to be in one as the subject of. Ex. hā dōṣa mājhyā aṅgīṃ nāhīṃ. aṅgīṃ āṇaṇēṃ To take upon one's self; to assume the doing or charge of. aṅgīñcī sāvalī karaṇēṃ To afford or present the shelter of one's own body or person. Ex. āpuliyē aṅgīñcī sāvalī|| ahōrātra karōni tayā rakṣī|| aṅgīṃ jiraṇēṃ To become habitual unto--some vice or ill trick. aṅgīṃ tāṭhā bharaṇēṃ To be filled with haughtiness or highmindedness. Ex. aṅgīṃ bharalāsē tāṭhā|| vaḷaṇīṃ na yē jaisā khuṇṭā|| aṅgīṃ tuṭaṇēṃ To fall off in flesh; to get out of condition. aṅgīṃ nasaṇēṃ To be without experience or personal knowledge of. aṅgīṃ phuṭaṇēṃ To increase in bulk; to get plump; to fill out. aṅgīṃ basaṇēṃ To get familiar and facile unto. aṅgīṃ bhinaṇēṃ To become habitual, familiar, or natural unto. aṅgīṃ (mājhyā &c.) kā māśā mēlyā āhēta? What (am I &c.) idle or indolent? i.e. Am I employed only in killing flies aṅgīṃ or aṅgīṃ- māśīṃ bharaṇēṃ To fill out in body and flesh; to grow plump or become fat and sleek. aṅgīṃ miracyā lāgaṇēṃ or jhōmbaṇēṃ To be roused into sudden fury. aṅgīṃ muraṇēṃ To be absorbed; to hold deeply in and not form fully--the small pox, measles &c. 2 To take fast hold; to become deepseated or internal--fever &c. āpalyā aṅgānēṃ-aṅgīṃ-aṅgēṃ In, by, or through one's own person. āpalyā aṅgīṃ biṛhāḍa dēṇēṃ or karaṇēṃ To lodge or entertain in one's heart or soul; to harbour or cherish (esp. some sin or vice). ālī aṅgāvara tara ghētalī śiṅgā- vara Used where a thing is taken or an act performed, not of fixed desire or purpose, but because it is come in the way. ēkā aṅgāvara asaṇēṃ or hōṇēṃ To lie on one side.

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āṅga (आंग).—n The body. See aṅga. Also for the numerous compounds and derivatives of this word see in order under aṅga. A few, of which the composition or derivation is less obvious, or which are purely or particularly Konkan̤i, follow in order here. Although all the compounds with aṅga may be found, both orally and in writing, as āṅga, yet only Prakrit compounds or derivatives in the form āṅga (e. g. āṅgaṭhā, āṅgaṭhī, āṅgaḍī, āṅgadhāra, āṅgarakhā, āṅgavaṇa, āṅgī) are correct:--Sanskrit compounds thus sounded or spelled being earnestly to be condemned and rejected.

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āṅga (आंग).—a S Relating to the body, corporeal.

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aṅga (अंग).—. Add:--14 In certain applications, as ughaḍyā aṅgānēṃ (phiraṇēṃ -basaṇēṃ -asaṇēṃ), jhāṅkalyā aṅgānē, aṅga ughaḍēṃ paḍalēṃ or ṭākalēṃ, aṅga jhāṅkalēṃ &c., aṅga bears the implied sense of Pudenda (vel muliebria vel virilia) or Bodily parts required by pudor to be covered. In this special implication aṅga is followed by one, but by one only of its synonymes, viz. kāyā (not by dēha, śarīra, tanū &c.) See under kāyā the phrases kāyā dākhaviṇēṃ & kāyā jhāṅkaṇēṃ.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

aṅga (अंग).—n Body. Limb. Side. Concern in. Ability. Support. aṅga asaṇēṃ To have a hand in. aṅga kāḍhaṇēṃ Withdraw one's self from. aṅga jhāḍaṇēṃ Decline or disal- low vehemently. aṅga ṭākaṇēṃ Lose flesh; lie down carelessly. aṅga dharaṇēṃ Be seiz- ed with rheumatic affection; gain flesh. aṅga māraṇēṃ-cōraṇēṃ Contract one's self, evade. aṅga mōḍūna kāma karaṇēṃ To be unstint- ed in effort or work strenuously. aṅga mōḍūna yēṇēṃ Have the aching premonitory symptoms of fever. aṅgavaḷaṇīṃ paḍaṇēṃ Get accustomed to. aṅgākhālīṃ ghālaṇēṃ Maintain for one's own use. aṅgācā tiḷapāpaḍa hōṇēṃ Be furious with passion. aṅgābāhēra ṭākaṇēṃ Put off from one's self. aṅgāvara tuṭaṇēṃ-yēṇēṃ Rush upon with fury. aṅgāvara paḍaṇēṃ-yēṇēṃ Be left on one's hand. aṅgīmmāśīṃ bharaṇēṃ Become fat and sleek.

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āṅga (आंग).—n The body; see aṅga. a Corporeal.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṅga (अङ्ग).—ind. A vocative particle meaning 'well', 'well, sir', 'indeed', 'true'; 'assent' (as in aṅgīkṛ); अङ्ग कच्चित्कु- शली तातः (aṅga kaccitku- śalī tātaḥ) K.221; प्रभुरपि जनकानामङ्ग भो याचकस्ते (prabhurapi janakānāmaṅga bho yācakaste) Mv.3.5; अङ्ग अस्ति कश्चिद्विमर्दको नामात्रभवतः (aṅga asti kaścidvimardako nāmātrabhavataḥ) Daśakumāracarita 59; अङ्ग कुरु, अङ्ग पच (aṅga kuru, aṅga paca) P. VIII.1.33.Sk; अङ्गाधीष्व भक्तं तव दास्यामि (aṅgādhīṣva bhaktaṃ tava dāsyāmi) P.VIII.2.96 Sk; समनद्ध किमङ्ग भूपतिः (samanaddha kimaṅga bhūpatiḥ) Śiśupālavadha 16.34,2.12; यदि मनसि शमः किमङ्गचापम् (yadi manasi śamaḥ kimaṅgacāpam) Ki 1.55,13.65; used with किम् (kim) in the sense of 'how much less', or 'how much more;' शक्तिरस्ति कस्यचिद्विदेहराजस्य छायामप्यवस्कन्दितुं किमङ्ग जामातरम् (śaktirasti kasyacidvideharājasya chāyāmapyavaskandituṃ kimaṅga jāmātaram) Mv.3; तृणेन कार्यं भवतश्विराणां किमङ्ग वाग्हस्तवता नरेण (tṛṇena kāryaṃ bhavataśvirāṇāṃ kimaṅga vāghastavatā nareṇa) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.71. Lexicographers give the following senses of अङ्गः -क्षिप्रे च पुनरर्थे च सङ्गमासूययोस्तथा । हर्षे संबोधने चैव ह्यङ्गशब्दः प्रयुज्यते (aṅgaḥ -kṣipre ca punararthe ca saṅgamāsūyayostathā | harṣe saṃbodhane caiva hyaṅgaśabdaḥ prayujyate) ||

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Aṅga (अङ्ग).—[am gatyādau bā° -gan; according to Nir. aṅga, aṅganāt añcanāt vā]

1) The body.

2) A limb or member of the body; शेषाङ्गनिर्माणविधौ विधातुः (śeṣāṅganirmāṇavidhau vidhātuḥ) Kumārasambhava 1.33; क्लेशस्याङ्गमदत्वा (kleśasyāṅgamadatvā) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 5. 32 without undergoing troubles; इति स्वप्नोपमान्मत्वा कामान्मा गास्तदङ्गताम् (iti svapnopamānmatvā kāmānmā gāstadaṅgatām) | Kirātārjunīya 11.34 do not be influenced or swayed by them (do not be subject to them)

3) (a.) A division or department (of anything), a part or portion, as of a whole; as सप्ताङ्गम् राज्यम्, चतुरङ्गम् बलम्, चतुःषष्ट्ष्ट्यङ्गम् ज्योतिः- शास्त्रम् (saptāṅgam rājyam, caturaṅgam balam, catuḥṣaṣṭṣṭyaṅgam jyotiḥ- śāstram) see the words; गीताङ्गानाम् (gītāṅgānām) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 5.56; यज्ञश्चेत्प्रतिरुद्धःस्या- देकेनाङ्गेन यज्वनः (yajñaścetpratiruddhaḥsyā- dekenāṅgena yajvanaḥ) Manusmṛti 11.11. (Hence) (b.) A supplementary or auxiliary portion, supplement; षडङ्ग (ṣaḍaṅga) or साङ्ग वेदः (sāṅga vedaḥ) A peculiar use of the word अङ्ग (aṅga) in masculine gender may here be noted वेदांश्चैव तु वेदाङ्गान् वेदान्तानि तथा स्मृतीः । अधीत्य ब्राह्मणः पूर्वं शक्तितोऽन्यांश्च संपठेत् (vedāṃścaiva tu vedāṅgān vedāntāni tathā smṛtīḥ | adhītya brāhmaṇaḥ pūrvaṃ śaktito'nyāṃśca saṃpaṭhet) Bṛhadyogiyājñavalkya Smṛti 12.34. (c.) A constituent part, essential requisite or component; सर्वैर्बलाङ्गैः (sarvairbalāṅgaiḥ) R.7.59; तदङ्गमग्र्यं मघवन् महाक्रतो (tadaṅgamagryaṃ maghavan mahākrato) R.3.46. (d.) An attributive or secondary part; secondary, auxiliary or dependent member (serving to help the principal one) (opp. pradhāna or aṅgin); अङ्गी रौद्र- रसस्तत्र सर्वेऽङ्गानि रसाः पुनः (aṅgī raudra- rasastatra sarve'ṅgāni rasāḥ punaḥ) S. D.517; अत्र स्वभावोक्तिरुत्प्रेक्षाङ्गम् (atra svabhāvoktirutprekṣāṅgam) Malli. on Ki 8.26. (e.) An auxiliary means or expedient (pradhānopayogī upāyaḥ or upakaraṇam); सर्वकार्यशरीरेषु मुक्त्वा- ङ्गस्कन्धपञ्चकम् । मन्त्रो योध इवाधीर सर्वाङ्गैः संवृतैरपि (sarvakāryaśarīreṣu muktvā- ṅgaskandhapañcakam | mantro yodha ivādhīra sarvāṅgaiḥ saṃvṛtairapi) || Śiśupālavadha 2.28-29; See अङ्गाङ्गि, पञ्चाङ्ग (aṅgāṅgi, pañcāṅga) also (the angas of the several sciences or departments of knowledge will be given under those words).

4) (Gram.) A name for the base of a word; यस्मात्प्रत्ययविधिस्तदादिप्रत्यये अङ्गम् (yasmātpratyayavidhistadādipratyaye aṅgam) P.I.4.13; यः प्रत्ययो यस्मात्क्रियते तदादिशब्दस्वरूपं तस्मिन्प्रत्यये परे अङ्गसंज्ञं स्यात् (yaḥ pratyayo yasmātkriyate tadādiśabdasvarūpaṃ tasminpratyaye pare aṅgasaṃjñaṃ syāt) Sk. The अङ्ग (aṅga) terminations are those of the nominative, and accusative singular and dual.

5) (Drama) (a.) One of the sub-divisions of the five joints or sandhis in dramas; the मुख (mukha) has 12, प्रतिमुख (pratimukha) 13, गर्भ (garbha) 12, विमर्ष (vimarṣa) 13 and उपसंहार (upasaṃhāra) 14, the total number of the angas being thus 64; for details see the words. (b.) The whole body of subordinate characters.

6) (astr.) A name for the position of stars (lagna), See अङ्गाधीश (aṅgādhīśa).

7) A symbolical expression for the number six (derived from the six Vedāngas).

8) The mind; हिरण्यगर्भाङ्गभुवं मुनिं हरिः (hiraṇyagarbhāṅgabhuvaṃ muniṃ hariḥ) Śiśupālavadha 1.1, See अङ्गज (aṅgaja) also.

9) Name of the chief sacred texts of the jainas.

-ṅgaḥ (pl.) Name of a country and the people inhabiting it, the country about the modern Bhāgalpur in Bengal. [It lay on the south of Kauśikī Kachchha and on the right bank of the Ganges. Its capital was Champā, sometimes called Aṅgapurī Lomapādapurī, Karṇapurī or Mālinī. According to Daṇḍin (aṅgeṣu gaṅgātaṭe bahiścampāyāḥ) and Hiouen Thsang it stood on the Ganges about 24 miles west of a rocky island. General Cunningham has shown that this description applies to the hill opposite Pātharghāṭā, that it is 24 miles east of Bhāgalpur, and that there are villages called Champanagar and Champapura adjoininng the last. According to Sanskrit poets the country of the Aṅgas lay to the east of Girivraja, the capital of Magadha and to the northeast or south-east of Mithilā. The country was in ancient times ruled by Karṇa] cf. अङ्गं गात्रा- न्तिकोपाय प्रतीकेष्वप्रधानके । देशभेदे तु पुंसि स्यात् (aṅgaṃ gātrā- ntikopāya pratīkeṣvapradhānake | deśabhede tu puṃsi syāt)... ()|| Nm. -a.

1) Contiguous.

2) Having members or divisions.

Derivable forms: aṅgam (अङ्गम्).

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Āṅga (आङ्ग).—a. (- f.) [अङ्ग-स्वार्थे-अण् (aṅga-svārthe-aṇ)]

1) Bodily, corporeal.

2) (In gram.) Relating to the base (aṅga).

3) Having limbs or parts.

4) Relating to the minor personages in a drama.

5) Belonging to a portion of the Vedas.

6) Produced or born in the country of the Aṅgas.

-gaḥ A prince of the Aṅga country.

-gam A delicate body.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Aṅga (अङ्ग).—(1) member, part (as in Sanskrit and Pali, where it is recorded as nt. only), m. (at least modified by two m. adj.), sarve bhavāṅga…niruddhāḥ Lalitavistara 420.14 (so all mss., Lefm. °dhā); (2) attribute, quality, characteristic, like the Sanskrit guṇa (so Pali, Critical Pali Dictionary s.v., 4, where it is shown that Pali uses it ‘mostly with numbers’, and often in dependence on samannāgata, compare below); the 60 qualities (aṅga) of the Buddha's voice, Mahāvyutpatti 444, listed 445—504, compare Asaṅga (Mahāyāna-sūtrālaṃkāra) xii.9; same meaning in cpds., see aṣṭāṅga (2), āprāṇyāṅga, svarāṅ- ga; also kulaṃ (the family in which the Bodhisattva is born in his last existence) ṣaṣṭīhi aṅgehi samanvāgataṃ bhavati Mahāvastu i.197.14 (there follows a list of the 60 ‘qualities’). In the Lalitavistara parallel, 23.10 ff., catuḥṣaṣṭy-ākārair…saṃ- pannakulaṃ bhavati.Repetition Mahāvastu ii.1.6, also with list following. Both Pali and [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] further refer to five bad qualities as pañcāṅga (Pali °aṅga): pañcāṅga-viprahīṇa (124.15 -vipratihīna), of Buddhas, Divyāvadāna 95.17; 124.15; 264.30; according to Vism. 146.5—6 they are the nīvaraṇāni. On the other hand, there are five good qualities referred to by Pali pañcaṅga in Vism. 146.25 ff.; and a different set, characteristic of kings or brahmans, ‘gentlemanly qualities’, [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary] s.v.; compare s.v. pañcāṅgika, especially 3; the Buddha speaks pañcāṅgena svareṇa, Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.220.20. The line between meanings 1 and 2 is not always easy to draw. E.g. Mahāvyutpatti 424 describes the Tathāgata as ṣaḍaṅgasamanvāgataḥ, re- ferring to the six aṅgas (‘qualities’? or members, parts?) of upekṣā, compare chaḷaṅgasamannāgata Dīghanikāya (Pali) iii.269.19 (list follows; consists of indifference to the objects of each of six senses), and Vism. 160.9 ff. (chaḷaṅgupekkhā is the first of ten upekkhā).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aṅga (अङ्ग).—n.

(-ṅgaṃ) 1. A limb or member. 2. A division of Hindu learning, comprehending such science as is considered dependant upon the Vedas, hence also called Vedanga; works on six subjects come under this description, viz. pronounciation, grammar, prosody, explanation of obscure terms, description of religious rites, and astronomy. 3. The body. 4. An expedient, a means of success. 5. Mind, understanding. 6. A term in grammar, the inflective root, with the affix subjoined. 7. (Sing. only), chief, principal. 8. Inferior, secondary. 9. All the dramatis personœ of a play, except the hero and heroine, the body of the characters. 10. In rhetoric.) An incidental passion or figure, illustrative of, but subordinate to the main object of the description. 11. A scriptural work in the Jain religion; there are twelve works so named. m.

(-ṅgaḥ) A country, Bengal proper, including Bhagalpur. mfn. (-ṅgaḥ-ṅgā-ṅga) 1. Corporeal, embodied. 2. Near, proximate. Ind. 1. A vocative article. 2. Again, further, the rather. 3. A particle of assent used in composition, with ī substituted for the vowel termination, as in aṅgīkaraṇa &c.

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Āṅga (आङ्ग).—mfn.

(-ṅgaḥ-ṅgī-ṅgaṃ) 1. Bodily, corporeal. 2. Having limbs or parts, or relating to them. 3. Relating to the inferior persons of a drama, to a portion of the Vedas, &c.: see aṅga m.

(-ṅgaḥ) A soft delicate form or body. E. aṅga a body, aṇ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aṅga (अङ्ग).—n. 1. A limb, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 178. 2. The penis, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 374. 3. A part, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 11. 4. A supplementary part. 5. A division of Hindu learning, comprehending such sciences as are considered dependent upon the Vedas; cf. aṅgavidyā. 6. An expedient. 7. The body.

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Aṅga (अङ्ग).— (an old instr. sing. of the last, signifying ‘by my body’), particle: 1. Of asseveration, Indeed, to be sure. 2. Of solicitation, invocation, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 97, 16. 3. Of interrogation, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 192, 7. 4. Again, further, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 1106.

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Aṅga (अङ्ग).—m. 1. The name of a country, Bengal proper. and its inhabitants. 2. The name of a king.

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Āṅga (आङ्ग).—i. e. 3. aṅga + a adj., f. , An inhabitant of Anga, Mahābhārata 1, 3772.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aṅga (अङ्ग).—aṅgati move.

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Aṅga (अङ्ग).—1. [adjective] particle implying sollicitation, confirmation, or stress.

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Aṅga (अङ्ग).—2. [masculine] [Name] of [several] men & of a country (Bengal), [plural] its inhabitants.

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Aṅga (अङ्ग).—3. (adj. —° [feminine] ī) limb, member, body (also aṅgaka [neuter]); part, means requisite, supplement (cf. vedāṅga), theme ([grammar]).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Aṅga (अङ्ग):—1. aṅga ind. a particle implying attention, assent or desire, and sometimes impatience, it may be rendered by well

2) indeed, true, please, rather quick

3) kim aṅga, how much rather!

4) 2. aṅga n. (√am, [Uṇādi-sūtra]), a limb of the body

5) a limb, member

6) the body

7) a subordinate division or department, especially of a science, as the six Vedāṅgas

8) hence the number six

9) Name of the chief sacred texts of the Jainas

10) a limb or subdivision of Mantra or counsel (said to be five, viz. 1. karmaṇām ārambhopāyaḥ, means of commencing operations; 2. puruṣa-dravya-sampad, providing men and materials; 3. deśa-kāla-vibhāga, distribution of place and time; 4. vipatti-pratīkāra, counter-action of disaster; 5. kārya-siddhi, successful accomplishment; whence mantra is said to be pañcāṅga)

11) any subdivision, a supplement

12) (in [grammar]) the base of a word, but in the strong cases only, [Pāṇini 1-4, 13 seqq.]

13) anything inferior or secondary, anything immaterial or unessential, See aṅga-tā

14) (in rhetoric) an illustration

15) (in the drama) the whole of the subordinate characters

16) an expedient

17) a mental organ, the mind, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

18) m. sg. or [plural] Name of Bengal proper or its inhabitants

19) m. (sg.), Name of a king of Aṅga

20) mfn. having members or divisions, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

21) m. contiguous, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

22) Āṅga (आङ्ग):—mfn. (in [grammar]) relating to the base (aṅga) of a word, [Pāṇini 1-1, 63] [commentator or commentary]

23) m. a prince of the country Aṅga, ([gana] pailādi q.v.)

24) n. a soft delicate form or body, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aṅga (अङ्ग):—I. Ind. (see nipāta.)

1) A vocative particle implying [a.]) solicitation, equivalent to the English ‘do’, in phrases as ‘do give’ &c. [b.]) abuse, [c.]) joy.

2) A particle implying confirmation, as ‘indeed, certainly’, or putting stress on the word with which it is connected.

3) Again, further, the rather.

4) Quick.

5) A particle of assent used in composition with kṛ and its derivatives, ī being substituted for the terminating vowel as in aṅgīkaraṇa &c. (See gati.) Ii. n.

(-ṅgam) 1) A limb or member.

2) The body.

3) A part or division of a whole.

4) A division of Hindu learning, comprehending especially such science as is considered dependant upon the Vedas, hence also called Vedāṅga; works on six subjects come under this description, viz. śikṣā or pronunciation, vyākaraṇa or grammar, chandas or prosody, nirukta or explanation of obscure terms, kalpa or description of religious rites and jyotiṣa or astronomy. Also the Jainas call the twelve divisions of their holy work Gaṇipiṭaka, Angas.

5) An inferior or secondary part of a whole.

6) (In rhetoric.) An incidental passion or figure, illustrative of, but subordinate to the main subject of the description.

7) All the dramatis personae of a play, except the hero and heroine, the body of the characters.

8) (In grammar.) The theme or that part of a word in general, to which the affix is attached, whether the affix be one of inflexion or derivation.

9) An expedient, a means of success.

10) Mind, understanding.

11) A denomination of the numeral six (this being the number of the Vedāṅgas). E. aṅg, kṛt aff. ac. Iii. m.

(-ṅgaḥ) 1) A country, Bengal proper, including Bhāgalpur, and its inhabitants. (In this sense the word is mostly used as a plural.)

2) A proper name: the son of Ūru by Āgneyī and grandson to Chākṣuṣa or the sixth Manu, a descendant of Atri; the eldest son of the king Bali. E. aṅg, kṛt aff. ghañ. Iv. m. f. n.

(-ṅgaḥ-ṅgā-ṅgam) 1) Having limbs, a body &c.

2) Near, proximate. E. aṅga (see Ii.), taddh. aff. ac.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Aṅga (अङ्ग):—[(t-ka) aṅgayati] 10. a. To mark, to count or reckon.

2) (ṅgaṃ) 1. n. A limb; body.

3) Āṅga (आङ्ग):—[(ṅgaḥ-ṅgā-ṅgaṃ) a.] Corporal; relating to the drāma or the vedas. 1. m. A delicate form or body.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Aṅga (अङ्ग) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Aṃga, Aṃgho.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Aṃga (अंग) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Aṅga.

2) Aṃga (अंग) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Aṅga.

3) Aṃga (अंग) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Aṅga.

4) Aṃga (अंग) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āṅga.

5) Aṃga (अंग) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Caṅga.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aṃga (ಅಂಗ):—

1) [noun] the manner in which anything is, is to be done, must be, etc.

2) [noun] the order in which anything must be; appropriateness; properness; the befitting manner;

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Aṃga (ಅಂಗ):—

1) [noun] a member of or organ of a body.

2) [noun] one of the six (the head, chest, flank, waist and foot) or seven( the shoulder, in addition, according to some) major parts of the body used in dance movements.

3) [noun] an auxiliary subject, study of which helps understanding the main subject; a complementary subject.

4) [noun] that, in combination with other such things, make a whole; a part, portion that is less than the whole; an essential part; a constituent.

5) [noun] the sign for the number six.

6) [noun] a line of poetry; a foot.

7) [noun] the main physical frame of an animal; the body.

8) [noun] name of a country (about the present Bhagalpur in Bihar) and the people inhibiting it.

9) [noun] (vīr.) the pure soul, that which is free from the influence of the wrong deeds (considered as a part of S'iva).

10) [noun] (vīr.) one of the ways of devotion to the spiritual teacher.

11) [noun] concurrence; agreement; consent.

12) [noun] the faculty in human which thinks, analyses and feels; mind.

13) [noun] a scheme for accomplishing a purpose; a plan.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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