Nilanga, Nīlāṅga, Nila-anga: 8 definitions


Nilanga 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Nīlāṅga (नीलाङ्ग) (lit. “one who is blue”) is a synonym (another name) for the Blue jay (Cāṣa), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nīlāṅga (नीलाङ्ग).—the Sārasa bird.

Derivable forms: nīlāṅgaḥ (नीलाङ्गः).

Nīlāṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nīla and aṅga (अङ्ग).

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

Nīlāṅga (नीलाङ्ग).—mf. (-ṅgaḥ-ṅgī) 1. The Indian crane, or Sarasa. 2. The blue jay. E. nīla blue, and aṅga body.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Nīlāṅga (नीलाङ्ग) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa]

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

1) Nīlāṅga (नीलाङ्ग):—[from nīla > nīl] mfn. ‘dark-bodied’ [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. the Indian crane or Coracias Indica, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a poet, [Catalogue(s)]

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

Nīlāṅga (नीलाङ्ग):—[nīlā+ṅga] (ṅgaḥ) 1. m. Crane; blue jay.

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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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