Namanka, Nāmāṅka, Naman-anka, Namamka: 7 definitions


Namanka 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Nāmāṅka (नामाङ्क) refers to “proclaiming the name” (of the king), according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 19.110-113, while describing the king’s consecration]—“[The mantrin] who is free from doubt should consecrate [the king] in a solitary place at night and on a day of auspicious protection. With auspicious cries like ‘victory!’ and the sounds of the auspicious Veda (veda-maṅgala-niḥsvana), he should consecrate [the king] with water and make oblations of white mustard seeds [while he] proclaims the name (nāmāṅka) [of the king] [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nāmāṅka (नामाङ्क).—a. marked with a name; नामाङ्करावणशराङ्कितकेतुयष्टिम् (nāmāṅkarāvaṇaśarāṅkitaketuyaṣṭim) (ratham) R.12.13.

Nāmāṅka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nāman and aṅka (अङ्क).

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

Nāmāṅka (नामाङ्क).—[adjective] marked with a name.

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

Nāmāṅka (नामाङ्क):—mfn. marked with a name, [Raghuvaṃśa] (also ṅkita, [Vikramorvaśī])

[Sanskrit to German]

Namanka in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nāmāṃka (ನಾಮಾಂಕ):—[noun] a denoting a person, thing, etc. by a name.

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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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