Nagari, Nagarī, Nāgarī, Nagāri, Naga-ari, Nāgāri: 19 definitions

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Nagari means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Nagarī (नगरी) is a Sanskrit word referring to “the master of a city” (even though he may not be the king). The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (also see the Manubhāṣya verse 4.213)

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Nāgāri (नागारि).—One of the prominent children of Garuḍa. (Udyoga Parva, Chapter 101, Verse 9)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Nagarī (नगरी).—Of Devī; described.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 14. 9.

2) Nāgarī (नागरी).—A Varṇa śakti.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 44. 58.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Nagarī (नगरी) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.28.47) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Nagarī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Nāgarī (नागरी).—(also called deva-nāgarī) The name of the script most commonly used to write Sanskrit. Note: Nāgarī is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Nāgāri (नागारि) refers to one of the eight Servants (ceṭa-aṣṭaka) associated with Avyaktapīṭha (i.e., ‘the unmanifest seat’ representing the act of churning—manthāna), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—[...] The eight Servants (ceṭāṣṭaka): Ceṭaka, Dhuṃdhukāra, Nāgāri, Rikta, Rohiṇa, Aṭṭahāsa, Kadamba, Sukhabhogin.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Nagarī (नगरी) is mentioned as a synonym for “town” or “city” according to the Amarakośa 2.2.

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Nagari (नगरि) or Nagara is the name of an ancient locality situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—The place is mentioned in the Barhut inscriptions. The location of the place is unknown. Is it identical with Nagarahāra mentioned in the Parāsaratantra, the Nang-go-lo-ho-lo of the Chinese, the Nagara or Dionysopolis of Ptolemy and identified with Jelalabad? If so, then it should be located in the Uttarāpatha division. But it may also be held to he identical with Nagarī or Nagara, 8 miles north of Chitorgadh State in Udaipur in Rajputana.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Nagarī.—(IA 17), represented in Prakrit by nerī; further corrupted into nar. See nagara. Note: nagarī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nagarī (नगरी).—f (S) A small city or town.

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nagarī (नगरी).—a Relating to Ahmednugger.

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nāgarī (नागरी).—a Relating to the nāgara Brahman--language, character of writing &c.

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

nagarī (नगरी).—f A small city or town.

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nāgarī (नागरी).—a Relating to the nāgara Brâhman.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nagarī (नगरी).—= नगर (nagara) q. v.

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Nagāri (नगारि).—an epithet of Indra; नगाह्वयो नाम नगारिसूनुः (nagāhvayo nāma nagārisūnuḥ) Mb.

Derivable forms: nagāriḥ (नगारिः).

Nagāri is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms naga and ari (अरि).

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Nāgāri (नागारि).—

1) an epithet of Garuḍa.

2) a peacock.

3) a lion.

Derivable forms: nāgāriḥ (नागारिः).

Nāgāri is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nāga and ari (अरि). See also (synonyms): nāgāntaka, nāgārāti.

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

1) Nagāri (नगारि):—[from na-ga] m. Name of a man, [Mahābhārata iv, 1294.]

2) Nagarī (नगरी):—[from nagara] a f. See below.

3) [from nagara] b f. = ra, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata etc.]

4) Nāgāri (नागारि):—[from nāga] m. ‘serpent-foe’, Name of Garuḍa, [Rājataraṅgiṇī; Pañcatantra]

5) Nāgarī (नागरी):—[from nāgara] f. Euphorbia Antiquorum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] =deva-nāgarī, [Colebrooke]

7) [v.s. ...] a clever or intriguing woman, [Horace H. Wilson]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Nagarī (नगरी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ṇayarī, Ṇāgarī.

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Nagari 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Nagarī (नगरी):—(nf) a big city.

2) Nāgarī (नागरी):—(a) (fem. form of [nāgara])—the Devnagri: script.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Ṇāgarī (णागरी) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Nāgarī.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nagari (ನಗರಿ):—[noun] = ನಗರ - [nagara -] 1.

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Nagāri (ನಗಾರಿ):—[noun] a large kettle-drum.

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Nāgari (ನಾಗರಿ):—

1) [noun] a clever, intelligent woman.

2) [noun] a deceitful woman.

3) [noun] = ನಾಗರಲಿಪಿ [nagaralipi].

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Nāgari (ನಾಗರಿ):—[noun] the plant Ximenia americana of Olaceae family.

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Nāgāri (ನಾಗಾರಿ):—[noun] a player of a kettle-drum.

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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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