mn. (fr.nagh-[?] seenaghamāra-;prob. not fr. na-+ kha-in spite of ; in fine compositi or 'at the end of a compound'f(ī-).) a finger-nail, toe-nail, claw, talon, the spur of a cock etc. (khāni-kṛ-,orkḷp-,to cut the nails )
Denotes either the nail ’ of a man, or the * claw ’ of a wild beast, such as a tiger. The trimming (ηikrηtaηa) of the nails was a regular part of the toilet of the Vedic Indian, especially on occasions of special sanctity, when it accompanied the cleansing of the teeth.
noun (masculine neuter) a finger-nail (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
claw (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
talon (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the spur of a cock (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
toe-nail (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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