Nalanku, Nalaṅku: 1 definition


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Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Nalaṅku (நலங்கு) [nalaṅkutal] 5 intransitive verb [Telugu: K. nalagu.]

1. To grow faint, wilt; நொந்து போதல். உயிர்வருந்த நலங்கிவந்ததும் [nonthu pothal. uyirvaruntha nalangivanthathum] (அரிச்சந்திர புராணம் வேட்டஞ். [arichandira puranam vettagn.] 40).

2. To suffer, pine; வருந்துதல். விஞ்ச நலங்கியதும் [varunthuthal. vincha nalangiyathum] (திருவாய்மொழி [thiruvaymozhi] 4).

3. To lose stiffness, become crumpled; கசங்குதல். [kasanguthal.] Local usage

4. To bend, as a bow; நுடங்குதல். மலைமாவி னலங்க வளைத்தவர் [nudanguthal. malaimavi nalanga valaithavar] (மருதூரந்தாதி [maruthurandathi] 100).

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Nalaṅku (நலங்கு) noun < நலம். [nalam.] [Telugu: nalugu.]

1. Festive ceremony in a marriage in which the bride and bridegroom daub each other with sandal, saffron and other things; விவா கத்தில் மணமக்களைச் சபையிலிருத்தி ஒருவர்க்கொருவர் சந்தனம் முதலியன கொண்டு பூசி விளையாடச் செய்கின்ற கொண்டாட்டம். [viva kathil manamakkalais sapaiyiliruthi oruvarkkoruvar santhanam muthaliyana kondu pusi vilaiyadas seykinra kondattam.]

2. Macerated mass of fragrant stuffs; நறுங்கூட்டு. [narunguttu.] (W.)

3. A medicine applied to pustules of small-pox; வைசூரிப் புண் ணுக்கு இடும் மருந்து. [vaisurip pun nukku idum marunthu.] (W.)

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