Namalinga, aka: Nāmaliṅga, Naman-linga; 2 Definition(s)

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Nāma-liṅga.—(EI 15), a deity bearing the name of a person. Note: nāma-liṅga is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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Nāmaliṅga (नामलिङ्ग).—gender of nouns. °अनुशासनम् (anuśāsanam) rules on the gender of nouns.

Derivable forms: nāmaliṅgam (नामलिङ्गम्).

Nāmaliṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nāman and liṅga (लिङ्ग).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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