naga

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See also: nagą, nāga, and Nāga

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From an Australian Aboriginal language; cf. Wulna nākā (dress, covering)[1]

Noun[edit]

naga (plural nagas)

  1. (Australia) loincloth.

Etymology 2[edit]

Mucalinda nāga sheltering Buddha; Sandstone with traces of pigment and gold, Honolulu Academy of Arts

Borrowed from Sanskrit नाग (nāgá, serpent, snake). Doublet of snake.

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naga (plural nagas)

  1. (Indian mythology) A member of a class of semi-divine creatures, often taking the form of a very large snake and associated with water.
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 257:
      The five-coned towers form a quincunx, and their flanks are scooped into niches in each of which has been placed a smiling buddha shaded by a nine-headed naga like a big palm fan.

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Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: na‧ga

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naga (plural kanagahan)

  1. the narra tree (Pterocarpus indicus)
  2. the wood from this tree

Dutch[edit]

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  • (file)

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naga

  1. first-person singular present indicative of nagaan (when using a subclause)
  2. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of nagaan (when using a subclause)

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Icelandic[edit]

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naga (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative nagaði, supine nagað)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) to gnaw

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay naga, from Sanskrit.

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naga

  1. dragon (mythical creature)

Lower Sorbian[edit]

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naga

  1. nominative singular feminine of nagi

Maia[edit]

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naga

  1. part; piece

Malay[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit नाग (nāgá, large snake).

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naga

  1. dragon (mythical creature)

Northern Sotho[edit]

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naga

  1. land, country

Polish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

naga

  1. feminine nominative singular of nagi
  2. feminine vocative singular of nagi

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

naga f (plural nagas)

  1. (Indian mythology) naga (semi-divine creature taking the form of a giant snake)

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Tagalog[edit]

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naga

  1. dragon
  2. figurehead on the prow of ships
  3. a species of narra