Nakra; 4 Definition(s)


Nakra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

General definition (in Hinduism)

Nakra (नक्र) is a Sanskrit word referring to a “crocodile” or “alligator”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

nakra (नक्र).—m S A crocodile.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nakra (नक्र).—m A crocodile.

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

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-English dictionary

Nakra (नक्र).—[na krāmatīti]

1) A crocodile, an alligator; नक्रः स्वस्थानमासाद्य गजेन्द्रमपि कर्षति (nakraḥ svasthānamāsādya gajendramapi karṣati) Pt.3.46; R.7.3;16.55.

2) The sign Scorpio of the zodiac.

-kram 1 The upper timber of a door.

2) The nose.

-krā 1 The nose.

2) A swarm of bees or wasps.

Derivable forms: nakraḥ (नक्रः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
context information

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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