Vikalanga, Vikalāṅga, Vikala-anga, Vikalamga: 9 definitions


Vikalanga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Vikalanga in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Vikalāṅga (विकलाङ्ग) refers to “those physically deformed”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 16) (“On the planets—graha-bhaktiyoga”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Rāhu presides over hill men, mountain peaks, outer and inner caves, the Mlecchas, the Śūdras, persons subsisting on dogs and jackals, spear men, the countries of Vokkaṇa and Aśvamukha and persons physically deformed (vikalāṅga). [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vikalanga in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vikalāṅga (विकलांग).—a S Of deformed or defective body; of whom a limb, member, or organ is impaired, imperfect, or wanting. 2 fig. Incomplete, deficient, unentire.

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vikaḷāṅga (विकळांग).—See in order under vikala.

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

vikalāṅga (विकलांग).—a vikalēndriya a That is deficient in an organ or limb. Incomplete.

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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

[«previous next»] — Vikalanga in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vikalāṅga (विकलाङ्ग).—a. having a redundant or deficient limb.

Vikalāṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vikala and aṅga (अङ्ग).

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

Vikalāṅga (विकलाङ्ग).—mfn.

(-ṅgaḥ-ṅgī-ṅgaṃ) Deformed, crippled, maimed. E. vikala defective, aṅga the body.

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

Vikalāṅga (विकलाङ्ग):—[=vi-kalāṅga] [from vi-kala] mf(ī)n. having mutilated or imperfect limbs, deformed, crippled, lamed, [Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

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

Vikalāṅga (विकलाङ्ग):—[vikalā+ṅga] (ṅgaḥ-ṅgī-ṅgaṃ) a. Deformed, crippled.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vikalanga 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

[«previous next»] — Vikalanga in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vikalāṃga (ವಿಕಲಾಂಗ):—[noun] a man who is physically disabled; a handicapped man.

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Vikaḷāṃga (ವಿಕಳಾಂಗ):—[noun] = ವಿಕಲಾಂಗ [vikalamga].

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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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