nāga नाग

Definition: m. (f. - ) a nāga- or serpent-demon (the race of kadru- or su-rasā- inhabiting the waters or the city bhoga-vatī- under the earth;they are supposed to have a human face with serpent-like lower extremities [see especially ];their kings are śeṣa-, vāsuki-, and takṣaka- ; 7 or 8 of the nāga-s are particularly mentioned etc.;with Buddhists they are also represented as ordinary men )