Nigala, Nigāla: 12 definitions

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Nigala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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

Kavya (poetry)

Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Nigāla (निगाल) refers to the “neck of a horse”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 1.58.—See under Devamaṇi.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nigaḷa : (m.) a chain for the feet of an elephant.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Nigaḷa, (Sk. nigaḍa, ni+gaḷa, cp. gala3) an (iron) chain for the feet J. I, 394; II, 153; VI, 64 (here as “bracelet”). (Page 354)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nigaḷa (निगळ).—n A divinity to which propitiatory offerings are made at the time of roofing or renewing a roof (that it may not leak).

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nigāḷa (निगाळ).—m (ni & gāḷaṇēṃ) Powder (of tobacco or other substance) obtained on the second pounding and sifting.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

nigāḷa (निगाळ).—m Powder (of tobacco or other substance) obtained on the second pounding and sifting.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nigala (निगल) or Nigāla (निगाल).—

1) Swallowing, devouring.

2) The throat or neck of a horse; N.1.58;

3) A chain; दैव- प्रणामचलिता निगलाः स्वनन्ति (daiva- praṇāmacalitā nigalāḥ svananti) Pratijñā.3.4; मया एकाकिना निगलगुरुचरणेन (mayā ekākinā nigalagurucaraṇena)... ()| Bālacharitam 1. °वत् (vat) m. a horse.

Derivable forms: nigalaḥ (निगलः), nigālaḥ (निगालः).

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

Nigāla (निगाल).—m.

(-laḥ) Throat or neck of a horse. E. ni before, gal to eat, affix ghañ or ni + gṝ + dhañ ap vā-rasya laḥ .

Nigāla can also be spelled as Nigala (निगल).

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

1) Nigāla (निगाल):—[=ni-gāla] [from ni-gal] m. the throat or neck of a horse, [Śiśupāla-vadha v, 4 [Scholiast or Commentator]] (cf. 2. gala, ni-garaṇa)

2) Nigala (निगल):—[=ni-gala] m. n. = ni-gaḍa above, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Nigāla (निगाल):—[ni-gāla] (laḥ) 1. m. Horse’s throat.

[Sanskrit to German]

Nigala 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

Nigala (ನಿಗಲ):—

1) [noun] the act or an instance of swallowing; a devouring.

2) [noun] the throat or neck of a horse.

3) [noun] a handcuff; fetter or shackle for the hand or leg; a thick chain used for tying the legs of an elephant.

4) [noun] an ornament for the anklet.

5) [noun] a thick, metal band worn around the wrist as an ornament.

6) [noun] anything that binds, as a rope, chain, etc.

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Nigaḷa (ನಿಗಳ):—[noun] = ನಿಗಲ [nigala].

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Nigāla (ನಿಗಾಲ):—[noun] the throat or neck of a horse.

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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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