Nilavarna, Nīlavarṇa, Nila-varna: 4 definitions
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Nīlavarṇa (नीलवर्ण).—a. dark-blue, bluish.
-rṇam a radish.
Nīlavarṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nīla and varṇa (वर्ण).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-rṇaḥ-rṇī-rṇaṃ) Blue, of a blue colour. E. nīla, and varṇa colour.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nīlavarṇa (नीलवर्ण).—[adjective] blue-coloured.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Nīlavarṇa (नीलवर्ण):—[=nīla-varṇa] [from nīla > nīl] mfn. blue-coloured, blue, [Hitopadeśa]
2) [v.s. ...] m. or n. a radish, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] m. Grewia Asiatica, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) Nīlavarṇā (नीलवर्णा):—[=nīla-varṇā] [from nīla-varṇa > nīla > nīl] f. the indigo plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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