Canga, Caṅga, Camga: 14 definitions

Introduction:

Canga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, biology. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Changa.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Caṅga.—see chaṅga. Note: caṅga 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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Canga in Peru is the name of a plant defined with Theobroma cacao in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cacao minus Gaertn. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· The Gardeners Dictionary (1754)
· Acta Bot. Venez. (2005)
· Systema vegetabilium
· Histoire des plantes de la Guiane Françoise (1775)
· Bulletin de la Société Linnéenne de Normandie (1904)
· Species Plantarum (1753)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Canga, for example chemical composition, side effects, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, health benefits, extract dosage, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

caṅga (चंग).—m ( P) A Jew's harp. 2 A streamer or flutterer of paper pasted upon or tied to a kite. 3 One of the eight suits at cards. caṅga bāndhaṇēṃ To make profession or pretension; to set up for (a warrior, scholar &c.)

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caṅga (चंग).—a Sharp, smart, apt, clever, intelligent;--esp. of children.

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caṅgā (चंगा).—a ind ( H) Good, sound, pure. Pr. mana asēṃ caṅgā tara kāthōṭīntaca gaṅgā. The word is of restricted use.

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cāṅga (चांग).—a (Poetry.) Good. Popularly cāṅgalā.

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cāṅga (चांग) [or चांगदेव, cāṅgadēva].—m (Familiarly cāṅgōbā) A name of the Shiva-incarnation bhairava; also of a certain jyōtiliṅga or lingam. See cāṅgabhalā.

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

caṅga (चंग).—m A Jew's harp. caṅga bāndhaṇēṃ To make profession or pretension; to set up for (a warrior, scholar &c.).

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caṅga (चंग).—a Sharp, smart, apt, clever, intelli- gent;-esp. of children.

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cāṅga (चांग).—a Good; prospering; usual.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Caṅga (चङ्ग).—a.

1) Handsome, beautiful.

2) Clever.

3) Healthy, sound.

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Cāṅga (चाङ्ग).—

1) Wood-sorrel.

2) Whiteness or beauty of the teeth.

Derivable forms: cāṅgaḥ (चाङ्गः).

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

Caṅga (चङ्ग).—mfn.

(-ṅgaḥ-ṅgā-ṅgaṃ) 1. Handsome, beautiful. 2. Dexterous, clever. 3. Sound, healthy. E. caṃ the moon, and ga what goes; what resembles the moon in beauty, &c.

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Cāṅga (चाङ्ग).—m.

(-ṅgaḥ) Whiteness or beauty of the teeth. E. caṅga handsome, affix ḍa . cī-ḍa camaṅgamasya . cāṅgeyām dantapaṭutve ca .

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

Caṅga (चङ्ग).—[adjective] acquainted with, clever at (—°); [abstract] [feminine]

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

1) Caṅga (चङ्ग):—mfn. ifc. understanding, being a judge of. particular in the choice of [Kathāsaritsāgara lxxxii]

2) handsome, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) m. Name of a man, [Rājataraṅgiṇī vii, 87.]

4) Cāṅga (चाङ्ग):—m. = gerī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc. [Scholiast or Commentator]]

5) n. ([from] caṅga) whiteness or beauty of the teeth, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

1) Caṅga (चङ्ग):—[(ṅgaḥ-ṅgā-ṅgaṃ) a.] Handsome; sound, well, healthy; clever.

2) Cāṅga (चाङ्ग):—(ṅgaḥ) 1. m. Whiteness, cleanness or beauty of the teeth.

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

Caṅga (चङ्ग) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Aṃga, Caṃga.

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Canga in German

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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

Caṃga (चंग) in the Prakrit language is related 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

Caṃga (ಚಂಗ):—

1) [adjective] clever, intelligent, smart; sharp; keen.

2) [adjective] having the quality that attracts or fascinates; beautiful.

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Caṃga (ಚಂಗ):—[noun] one of the eight

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Caṃga (ಚಂಗ):—[noun] the evergreen tree Symplocos laurina of Symplocaceae family.

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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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