Nagin, Nāgī, Nāgin, Nagi: 15 definitions
Nagin means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.
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Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs
Nagin in the Konkani language is the name of a plant identified with Sterculia foetida L. from the Sterculiaceae (Cacao) family. For the possible medicinal usage of nagin, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.
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.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: MDPI Books: The Ocean of Heroes
Nāgin (नागिन्) (Cf. Nāgin) refers to “serpents”, according to the 10th-century Ḍākārṇava-tantra: one of the last Tibetan Tantric scriptures belonging to the Buddhist Saṃvara tradition consisting of 51 chapters.—Accordingly: [while describing the earth-circle (medinīcakra)]: “[...] He should place [them] in order (1) Indrī, (2) Yamā, (3) Rudrā, (4) Yakṣiṇī, (5) Bhūtinī, (6) Ṛṣī, (7) Rākṣasī, and (8) Vāyubhāryā—he should place the female world guardians. There are [also] female serpents (nāginī) and female clouds. He should place all [of them] on this [circle] completely. [...]”.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
India history and geographySource: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions
Nāgī (नागी).—The word Nāgī seems to be a feminine name of the Nāga tribe meaning simply ‘a nāga woman’. Also see Nāgījoḍākakṣetra: a place-name classified as a kṣetra and mentioned in the Gupta inscription No. 52.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Nāgin (नागिन्).—m. An epithet of Śiva.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nāgin (नागिन्).—i. e. nāga + in, adj. Surrounded by serpents, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 14844.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nāgin (नागिन्).—[adjective] surrounded by serpents.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Nāgī (नागी):—[from nāga] a f. Name of a metre, [Colebrooke] (cf. above)
2) [from nāga] 1. nāgī f. of nāga.
3) [from nāga] 2. nāgī in [compound] for nāga. √Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nāgin (नागिन्):—[from nāga] mfn. covered with or surrounded by serpents, [Harivaṃśa]Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Nagin in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) a she-cobra, female snake; (a) venomous (woman)..—nagin (नागिन) is alternatively transliterated as Nāgina.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Ṇāgī (णागी) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Nāgī.
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Nāgi (ನಾಗಿ):—[noun] = ನಾಗಿಣಿ [nagini].
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+1): Nagini, Nagibhu, Nagi, Marudampatte, Nagija, Karishivani, Ratnaprabha, Naga, Nagijodakakshetra, Nagijodaka, Katphala, Nangi, Amoghadarshana, Dharmaratnasamgrahani, Kattala, Bahuvaktavyata, Prajnapanoddhara, Sucindhara, Nagina, Alpabahutva.
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Jain Remains of Ancient Bengal (by Shubha Majumder)
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