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Bengali term or phrase:nengta
German translation:nackt
Entered by: Vesna Zivcic
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05:31 Mar 17, 2001
Bengali to German translations [Non-PRO]
Bengali term or phrase: nengta
Maybe this term is also from Hindi. I guess it has sth to do with sex.
Sigrid Yaqub
naked
Explanation:
First of all, I don't speak Bengali, but I know how to search with Google, and here is what I have found:

1. "NAGA, n.p. The name applied to an extensive group of uncivilised clans of warlike and vindictive character in the eastern part of the hill country which divides Assam Proper (or the valley of the Brahmaputra) from Kachar and the basin of the Surma. A part of these hills was formed into a British district, now under Assam, in 1867, but a great body of the Naga clans is still independent. The etymology of the name is disputed ; some identifying it with the Naga or Snake Aborigines, who are so prominent in the legends and sculptures of the Buddhists. But it is, perhaps, more probable that the word is used in the sense of ‘naked’ (Skt. nagna, Hind. nanga, Beng. NENGTA, &c.), which, curiously enough, is that which Ptolemy attributes to the name, and which the spelling of Shihabuddin also indicates. [The word is also used for a class of ascetics of the Dadupanthi sect, whose head-quarters are at Jaypur.]"

2. "... to understand and appreciate men like Bama Khepa (mad Bama), the Naked Father (Nengta Baba) of Kadda and Svami Sadananda. "
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Vesna Zivcic
Local time: 09:06
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Thank you very much for your help. The translation makes sense in the context I referred to.
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na +1naked
Vesna Zivcic
nanackt
Vesna Zivcic


  

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4 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
naked


Explanation:
First of all, I don't speak Bengali, but I know how to search with Google, and here is what I have found:

1. "NAGA, n.p. The name applied to an extensive group of uncivilised clans of warlike and vindictive character in the eastern part of the hill country which divides Assam Proper (or the valley of the Brahmaputra) from Kachar and the basin of the Surma. A part of these hills was formed into a British district, now under Assam, in 1867, but a great body of the Naga clans is still independent. The etymology of the name is disputed ; some identifying it with the Naga or Snake Aborigines, who are so prominent in the legends and sculptures of the Buddhists. But it is, perhaps, more probable that the word is used in the sense of ‘naked’ (Skt. nagna, Hind. nanga, Beng. NENGTA, &c.), which, curiously enough, is that which Ptolemy attributes to the name, and which the spelling of Shihabuddin also indicates. [The word is also used for a class of ascetics of the Dadupanthi sect, whose head-quarters are at Jaypur.]"

2. "... to understand and appreciate men like Bama Khepa (mad Bama), the Naked Father (Nengta Baba) of Kadda and Svami Sadananda. "


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Vesna Zivcic
Local time: 09:06
Native speaker of: Croatian
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Thank you very much for your help. The translation makes sense in the context I referred to.

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Roomy Naqvy

agree  Aniruddha Vishwakarma: nanga has been derived from Hindi or Khariboli Hindi . Nengta is Bengali and is a kind of slang which obviously means naked .
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nackt


Explanation:
I appologize for not noticing that you have asked for the German translation of this term.

Nengta > nackt


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Vesna Zivcic
Local time: 09:06
Native speaker of: Croatian

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