Karagra, Karāgra, Kara-agra: 2 definitions


Karagra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Karāgra (कराग्र).—

1) the forepart of the hand; कराग्रे वसते लक्ष्मीः (karāgre vasate lakṣmīḥ).

2) the tip of an elephant's trunk.

Derivable forms: karāgram (कराग्रम्).

Karāgra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kara and agra (अग्र).

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

1) Karāgra (कराग्र):—[from kara] 1. karāgra n. (for 2. See p. 254, col. 3) the tip of an elephant’s trunk, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] tip of the finger, [Śiśupāla-vadha]

3) [from kara] 2. karāgra (for 1. See p. 253, col. 3) n. point of a ray.

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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. 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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