Nagina, Naginā: 4 definitions

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Nagina means something in 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

naginā (नगिना).—m ( P) A gem or precious stone. 2 fig. Applied to any thing supereminently splendid, superb, fine, good; as kāya na0 lēkhaṇī hō!

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

nāgīṇa (नागीण).—f pop. nāgīṇa f See nāgakanyā.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Nagīnā (नगीना):—(nm) a gem, jewel; ~[gara/sāja] a gem-smith, one who studs or insets a gem (in an ornament etc.); —[jaḍanā] to stud or inset a jewel/gem.

2) Nāgina (नागिन) [Also spelled nagin]:—(nf) a she-cobra, female snake; (a) venomous (woman).

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Ṇagiṇa (णगिण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Nagna.

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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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