Nakra: 13 definitions

Introduction:

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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

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

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nakra (नक्र).—m S A crocodile.

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

nakra (नक्र).—m A crocodile.

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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nakra (नक्र).—[na krāmatīti]

1) A crocodile, an alligator; नक्रः स्वस्थानमासाद्य गजेन्द्रमपि कर्षति (nakraḥ svasthānamāsādya gajendramapi karṣati) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nakra (नक्र).—n.

(-kraṃ) The upper timber of a door-frame. nf.

(-kraṃ-krā) The nose. f. (krā) A string of bees or wasps m.

(-kraḥ) A crocodile. E. na not, kram to go affix ḍa. na krāmati dūrasthānam .

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

Nakra (नक्र).—m. A crocodile, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 44.

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

Nakra (नक्र).—[masculine] crocodile or alligator.

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

1) Nakra (नक्र):—m. (according to, [Pāṇini 6-3, 75 fr.] na + kra) crocodile, alligator, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc. (ifc. f(ā). )

2) the sign of the zodiac Scorpio, [Golādhyāya]

3) Nakrā (नक्रा):—[from nakra] f. a swarm of bees or wasps, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Nakra (नक्र):—n. the nose (also f(ā). ), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) n. a [particular] disease of the nose, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) the upper timber of a door-frame, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. nākra and, [Pāṇini 6-3, 75]).

7) Nākra (नाक्र):—m. a kind of aquatic animal, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā] (cf. nakra).

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

Nakra (नक्र):—(kraṃ) 1. n. The upper timber of a door frame. m. A crocodile. f. String of bees. n. f. The nose.

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

Nakra (नक्र) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇakka.

[Sanskrit to German]

Nakra in German

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nakra (ನಕ್ರ):—[noun] any of a subfamily (Crocodylinae) of large, flesh-eating, lizard-like crocodilian reptiles living in or around tropical streams and having thick, horny skin composed of scales and plates, a long tail, and a long, narrow, triangular head with massive jaws.

context information

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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