Nagadanta, aka: Nāgadanta, Naga-danta; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

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

Vastushastra (architecture)

Nāgadanta (नागदन्त) is a Sanskrit technical term translating to a “bracket” (a structural or decorative member of an architectural element.). It is used throughout Vāstuśāstra literature.

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Nāgadanta (नागदन्त) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.108.11) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Nāgadanta) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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nāgadanta : (nt.) an ivory peg; a peg on a wall.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Nāgadanta (नागदन्त).—

1) ivory.

2) a peg or bracket projecting from a wall and used to hang things upon; N.18.15.

Derivable forms: nāgadantaḥ (नागदन्तः).

Nāgadanta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nāga and danta (दन्त). See also (synonyms): nāgadantaka.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English 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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