Linganasha, aka: Liṅganāśa, Linga-nasha; 2 Definition(s)

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Linganasha 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.

The Sanskrit term Liṅganāśa can be transliterated into English as Linganasa or Linganasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Liṅganāśa (लिङ्गनाश).—

1) loss of the characteristic marks.

2) loss of penis.

3) loss of vision, a particular disease of the eye.

Derivable forms: liṅganāśaḥ (लिङ्गनाशः).

Liṅganāśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms liṅga and nāśa (नाश).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Liṅganāśa (लिङ्गनाश).—m.

(-śaḥ) 1. Loss of any characteristic mark, &c. 2. Loss of vision from cataract, &c., considered to be discoloration of the pupil, either red, white, or yellow. 3. Loss of the penis. E. liṅga mark, (of the eye &c.), nāśa destruction.

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