naga

noun na·ga \ ˈnä-gə \

Definition of naga

plural -s
1 : a member of a race of spirits recognized in Hinduism and Buddhism that have mingled superhuman and serpent qualities, are genii of waters and rain, and live in a subaqueous kingdom
2 : a Hindu mendicant of any of various sects
3 or less commonly nag play \ˈnäg\
[nag from Hindi nāg, from Sanskrit nāga]
: snake; especially : cobra

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Origin and Etymology of naga

Sanskrit nāga serpent


Naga

noun Na·ga \ ˈnä-gə \

Definition of Naga

plural Naga or Nagas
1 a : one of a group of Tibeto-Burman peoples in the Naga hills, Assam, and in adjoining parts of Burma east of the Chindwin river and the Hukawng valley
b : a member of any such group
2 : any of the Tibeto-Burman languages of the Naga peoples

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