Langula, aka: Lāṅgula, Lāṅgūla, Laṅgula; 9 Definition(s)


Langula means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

One of the Twenty-eight Single Hands (hasta):—Lāṅgula (tail): the third finger of the Padmakośa hand isbent. Usage: lakuca-fruit, breast of a young girl, white water-Kly (kalhāra), partridge, areca-nut, little bells, pill, cātaka.

According to another book: the thumb, middle and forefinger held like the eye of a coconut, the third finger bent, and the littlefinger erect. It is derived from Śiva when he made a pellet of the poison that sprang from the sea of milk. Its sage is Krauñca,its race Siddha, its colour golden, its patron deity Padma. Usage: grapes, rudrākṣa seeds, holding the chin, breast-bud (kucapraroha), areca-nut, bells, blue lotus, fruit, coral, a mouthful, asterism (nakṣatra), jujube fruit, circle, partridge, cātaka, anything small, hailstone, Siddha caste, myrobalan fruit, gold.

Source: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., 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) and poetic works (kavya).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Lāṅgūla (लाङ्गूल) is a Sanskrit word for a species of rice (śāli) which is said to have a superior quality, according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Āyurvedic work. The literal translation of the word “tail”. The plant Lāṅgūla is part of the Śūkadhānyavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of awned grains”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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laṅgula : (nt.) tail.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Laṅgula, (nt.) (cp. Sk. lāṅgula & lāṅgūla; also the ordinary P. forms naṅgula & naṅguṭṭha, to lag) the tail of an animal Mhvs 6, 6 (lāḷento laṅgulaṃ; v. l. naṅgulaṃ). See also naṅgula & (concerning l›n) landhati (=nandhati); nalāṭa (for laḷāta). (Page 579)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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laṅgūla (लंगूल).—n S A tail.

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lāṅgūla (लांगूल).—n S (Common in poetry.) A tail. Ex. lāṃ0 ubhārūna dhāvinnalā vṛṣabha ||.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

laṅgūla (लंगूल).—n A tail.

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lāṅgūla (लांगूल).—n A tail.

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

Laṅgūla (लङ्गूल).—The tail of an animal; cf. लाङ्गूल (lāṅgūla).

Derivable forms: laṅgūlam (लङ्गूलम्).

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Lāṅgula (लाङ्गुल).—

1) A tail.

2) Membrum virile.

Derivable forms: lāṅgulam (लाङ्गुलम्).

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Lāṅgūla (लाङ्गूल).—[laṅg-ūlac pṛṣo° Un.4.96]

1) A tail; लाङ्गूलचालनमधश्चरणावपातं (lāṅgūlacālanamadhaścaraṇāvapātaṃ)... श्वा पिण्डदस्य कुरुते (śvā piṇḍadasya kurute) Bh.2.31 'wags his tail'.

2) The membrum virile.

3) A granary.

Derivable forms: lāṅgūlam (लाङ्गूलम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lāṅgula (लाङ्गुल).—(in this meaning only Sanskrit Lex.), penis: °la-chinnaḥ Mvy 8868 = Tibetan pho mtshan (chad pa).

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