Nagadru, Nāgadru: 7 definitions

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Nagadru means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Nāgadru (नागद्रु) is the tree associated with the Mahoragas, one of the eight divisions of the Vyantaras: a group of deities living above the Ratnaprabhā-earth in the “lower world” (adhaloka), according to chapter 2.2 [ajitanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly: “[...] One thousand yojanas above Ratnaprabhā, with the exception of 100 yojanas above and below, live the eight classes of the Vyantaras in northern and southern rows within the 800 yojanas. In these are: [viz., the Mahoragas with the nāgadru tree as lāñchana; ...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Nagadru in India is the name of a plant defined with Opuntia stricta in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cactus dillenii Ker Gawl. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Cell and Chromosome Research (1984)
· Pl. Succ. Hist. (1799)
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1980)
· Cact. Succ. J. (1969)
· FBI (1879)
· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (DC.) (1828)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Nāgadru (नागद्रु).—m.

(-druḥ) Euphorbia E. nāga a snake, and dru a tree; being used in offerings to the snake goddess Manasa. si vṛkṣe .

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

Nāgadru (नागद्रु):—[=nāga-dru] [from nāga] m. a species of Euphorbia (used in offerings to the snake-goddess Manasā), [Horace H. Wilson]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nāgadru (नागद्रु):—[nāga-dru] (druḥ) 2. m. Euphorbia.

[Sanskrit to German]

Nagadru 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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