नारङ्ग

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Etymology[edit]

From Dravidian (compare to Tamil [script?] (nartankāy), compound of நரந்தம் (narantam) 'fragrance' and காய் (kāy) 'fruit'; also Telugu నారంగము (nāramgamu), Malayalam നാരങ്ങ (nāraṅaṅaa)), Kannada ನಾರಂಗಿ (nāramgi)). Attested form ca. the 4th century (Sushruta Samhita).

Another alternate source is possible as derived from 'naga-ramga' (coloured like lead-oxide) as seen in Monier Williams and Boehtlingk and Roth Greater Sanskrit Dictionary. [1]

Noun[edit]

नारङ्ग (nāraṅgam

  1. the orange-tree
  2. the juice of the pepper plant
  3. libertine
  4. living being
  5. twin

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Descendants[edit]

Noun[edit]

नारङ्ग (nāraṅgan

  1. carrot

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References[edit]

  1. ^ See http://www.sanskrit-lexicon.uni-koeln.de/cgi-bin/monier/serveimg.pl?file=/scans/MWScan/MWScanjpg/mw0537-nArAyaNakaNTha.jpg and http://www.sanskrit-lexicon.uni-koeln.de/scans/PWGScan/index.php?sfx=png&vol=4