Bonga, aka: Bōṅgā, Boṅgā; 2 Definition(s)

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Bonga means something in Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Marathi-English dictionary

bōṅgā (बोंगा).—m The umbilical cord swollen or protruded. 2 or pōṭācā bōṅgā The protuberance of a gravid womb. v vāḍha, phuga; also of a distended paunch or potbelly. 3 An untidy protuberance, about the navel, of the dhōtara or lugaḍēṃ. Pr. aṅgā- pēkṣāṃ bōṅgā mōṭhā. Note. The proverb is applied also, figuratively, to any display or manifestation extravagantly disproportionate. 4 Applied sometimes to an unsightly prominence of the folds of the turban. 5 A large and roundish flower or bud unexpanded.

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bōṅgā (बोंगा) [or बोंगाडा, bōṅgāḍā].—a (bōṅgā the noun.) Loutish or lusty; burly or overgrown. 2 Clumsily big--a garment, an article gen. 3 Dull of understanding, blockish, clodpated, idiotic.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bōṅgā (बोंगा).—m The protuberance of a gravid womb. An untidy protuberance about the navel of the dhōtara or lugaḍēṃ. agāpēkṣāṃ bōṅgā mōṭhā Used of any display extra- vagantly disproportionate.

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

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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