Nalakanana, Nalakānana, Nala-kanana: 3 definitions



Nalakanana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nalakānana (नलकानन):—[=nala-kānana] [from nala] m. [plural] Name of a people, [Mahābhārata; Viṣṇu-purāṇa] (= naLakān?; [varia lectio] nalakālaka, nabhakānana).

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Nalakānana (नलकानन):—m. pl. Nomen proprium eines Volkes [Mahābhārata 6, 367.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 192 ] (v. l. nalakālaka, nabhakānana). Das Wort zerlegt sich in nala + kānana, aber auch in nalaka + ānana .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Nalakānana (नलकानन):—m. Pl. Nomen proprium einer Volkes.

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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.

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