Naku, Nāku, Nākū: 10 definitions


Naku means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, biology, Tamil. 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.

India history and geography

Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)

Nākū is one of the Brāhmaṇa donees mentioned in the “Asankhali plates of Narasiṃha II” (1302 A.D.). When a grant was made to a large number of Brāhmaṇas, the chief amongst the donees seems to have been called Pānīyagrāhin especially. In the present record, though all the donees (e.g., Nākū) are referred to as Pāṇigrāhi-mahājana, their list is headed by a Brāhmaṇa with Pāṇigrahī as his surname.

These copper plates (mentioning Nākū) were discovered from the house of a Santal inhabitant of Pargana Asankhali in the Mayurbhanj State (Orissa). It was made when king Vīra-Narasiṃhadeva was staying at the Bhairavapura-kaṭaka (city, camp or residence).

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Naku in Hawaii is the name of a plant defined with Schoenoplectus lacustris in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Schoenoplectus lacustris Palla (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie (1888)
· Sitzungsber. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien (1888)
· Species Plantarum (1753)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nāku (नाकु).—

1) An ant-hill.

2) A mountain.

3) A sage. मुनिवल्मीकयोः शैले नाकुः स्यात् (munivalmīkayoḥ śaile nākuḥ syāt) Nm.

Derivable forms: nākuḥ (नाकुः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nāku (नाकु).—m.

(-kuḥ) 1. An ant or mole hill, a burrow. 2. A mountain. 3. A name of a Muni or saint. E. na privative, ak to go, affix u, or nam to be crooked or bowed, Unadi affix u, and nāka substituted for the radical letters.

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

1) Nāku (नाकु):—m. (√nam [?] [Uṇādi-sūtra i, 19])

2) anthill, [Nalacampū or damayantīkathā]

3) mountain, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Name of a Muni, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Nāku (नाकु):—(kuḥ) 2. m. An ant or mole hill; a mountain; name of a sage.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nāku (ನಾಕು):—

1) [adjective] amounting to four in number.

2) [adjective] (in comp.) not many; a small number of; few.

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Nāku (ನಾಕು):—[noun] the cardinal number four; 4.

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Nāku (ನಾಕು):—[noun] the soil carried away by ants in digging their underground nest, heaped in a mound around its entrance, in which usu. snakes live; an ant-hill.

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Naku (நகு) [nakutal] 6 verb [Telugu: K. nagu.] intransitive

1. To laugh, smile; சிரித்தல். நகுதற்பொருட் டன்று நட்டல் [sirithal. nagutharporud danru nattal] (திருக்குறள் [thirukkural], 784).

2. To rejoice; மகிழ்தல். மெய்வேல் பறியா நகும் [magizhthal. meyvel pariya nagum] (திருக்குறள் [thirukkural], 774).

3. To bloom, as a flower; மலர்தல். நக்க கண்போ னெய் தல் [malarthal. nakka kanpo ney thal] (ஐங்குறுநூறு [aingurunuru] 151).

4. To open or expand; கட்டவிழ்தல். நக்கலர் துழாய் நாறிணர்க் கண்ணியை [kattavizhthal. nakkalar thuzhay narinark kanniyai] (பரிபாடல் [paripadal] 4, 58).

5. To shine, glitter; பிரகாசித்தல். பொன்னக்கன்ன சடை [piragasithal. ponnakkanna sadai] (தேவாரம் [thevaram] 644, 1).

6. To hoot, as an owl; to sing, as a bird; புள்ளி சைத்தல். நட்பகலுங் கூகை நகும் [pulli saithal. nadpagalung kugai nagum] (புறப்பொருள்வெண்பாமாலை [purapporulvenpamalai] 3, 4). — transitive

1. To despise; அவமதித்தல். ஈகென்பவனை நகு வானும் [avamathithal. igenpavanai nagu vanum] (திரிகடுகம் [thirigadugam] 74).

2. To surpass, overcome, defeat; தாழ்த்துதல். மானக்க நோக்கின் மடவார் [thazhthuthal. manakka nokkin madavar] (சீவகசிந்தாமணி [sivagasindamani] 1866).

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Nāku (நாகு) noun

1. Youthfulness, tenderness, juvenility; இளமை. நாகிலைச் சொரிந்து வந் தீம்பால் [ilamai. nagilais sorinthu van thimbal] (சீவகசிந்தாமணி [sivagasindamani] 2102).

2. Femininity; பெண்மை. [penmai.] (சீவகசிந்தாமணி [sivagasindamani] 74, உரை. [urai.])

3. Female of erumai, marai and peṟṟam; எருமை, மரை, பெற்றம் என்பவற்றின் பெண். [erumai, marai, perram enpavarrin pen.] (தொல். பொ. [thol. po.] 617.)

4. Female snail, sea-snail; நத்தை. நீர்வாழ் சாதியு ணந்து நாகே [nathai. nirvazh sathiyu nanthu nage] (தொல். பொ. [thol. po.] 618).

5. Conch; சங்கு. (சூடாமணிநிகண்டு) [sangu. (sudamaninigandu)]

6. Sapling; மரக்கன்று. (அகராதி நிகண்டு) [marakkanru. (agarathi nigandu)]

7. Female calf, heifer; பசுவின் பெண்கன்று. [pasuvin penkanru.] (J.)

8. Female fish; பெண்மீன். (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [penmin. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

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Nāku (நாகு) noun < nāku. Ant-hill; புற்று. (தைலவருக்கச்சுருக்கம் தைல.) [purru. (thailavarukkachurukkam thaila.)]

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Nāku (நாகு) noun < naga. Mountain; வைத்திய மலையகராதி (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [vaithiya malaiyagarathi (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

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