Lainga, Laimga, Laiṅga: 7 definitions


Lainga 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Laiṅga (लैङ्ग).—The Purāṇa of 11,000 verses; narrated by Maheśvara in the midst of Agniliṅga, a treatise on the four means (Trivarga and mokṣa) at the end of the Āgneyakalpa; he who makes a gift of it with cow and sesame in phālguṇi attains oneness with Śiva.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 53. 37-38.
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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Laiṅga (लैङ्ग).—A grammatical operation or a rule of grammar concerning gender; cf. यदि तर्हि कृत्स्नः पदार्थोभिधीयते लैङ्गाः सांख्याश्र्च विधयो न सिध्यन्ति (yadi tarhi kṛtsnaḥ padārthobhidhīyate laiṅgāḥ sāṃkhyāśrca vidhayo na sidhyanti) M.Bh.on P.II.2.24 Vārt. 8, 9.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Laiṅga (लैङ्ग).—a. Relating to gender.

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Laiṅga (लैङ्ग).—Name of one of the eighten Purāṇas.

Derivable forms: laiṅgam (लैङ्गम्).

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

1) Laiṅga (लैङ्ग):—mf(ī)n. ([from] liṅga) relating to grammatical gender, [Patañjali]

2) n. Name of a Purāṇa and an Upapurāṇa.

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Lainga 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Laiṃga (ಲೈಂಗ):—[adjective] of or belonging to linga, the symbol of Śiva.

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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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