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अङ्ग (aṅgam

  1. (√ अम् Uṇ.), a limb of the body
  2. a limb, member
  3. the body
  4. a subordinate division or department, especially of a science, as the six वेदाङ्गs hence the number six
  5. Name of the chief sacred texts of the जैनs
  6. a limb or subdivision of मन्त्र or counsel (said to be five, viz. 1. कर्मणाम् आरम्भोपायः, means of commencing operations ; 2. पुरुष-द्रव्य-सम्पद्, providing men and materials ; 3. देश-काल-विभाग, distribution of place and time ; 4. विपत्ति-प्रतीकार, counter-action of disaster ; 5. कार्य-सिद्धि, successful accomplishment ; whence मन्त्र is said to be पञ्चाङ्ग)
  7. any subdivision, a supplement
  8. (grammar) the base of a word, but in the strong cases only.
  9. anything inferior or secondary, anything immaterial or unessential, » अङ्ग-ता
  10. (rhetoric) an illustration
  11. (drama) the whole of the subordinate characters
  12. expedient
  13. a mental organ, the mind



  • Monier William's Sanskrit-English Dictionary, 2nd Ed. 1899.