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नल (nalam

  1. (cf. नड, नळ) a species of reed, Amphidonax Karka (8-12 feet high) Gobh. MBh. &c.
  2. a measure of length MBh. (v.l. तल)
  3. a partic. form of constellation in which all the planets or stars are grouped in double mansions Var.
  4. the 50th year of the cycle of Jupiter which lasts 60 years Cat.
  5. N. of a divine being mentioned with यम Karmapr. (= पितृ-देव, or -दैव L. ; a deified progenitor W.)
  6. N. of a दैत्य BrahmaP.
  7. N. of a king of the निषधs (son of वीर-सेन and husband of दमयन्ती) MBh. Pur.
  8. N. of a son of निषध and father of नभ or नभस् Hariv. Ragh. VP.
  9. N. of a descendant of the latter नल (son of सु-धन्वन् and father of उक्थ) Hariv. VP.
  10. N. of a son of यदु Pur.
  11. N. of a monkey-chief (son of त्वष्टृ or विश्व-कर्मन् ; cf. -सेतु) MBh. R.
  12. N. of a medic. author Cat.