Adhira, Adhīra: 13 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Adhir.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Adhīra (अधीर).—A King; also a great devotee of Lord Śiva. Once he decreed death penalty on an innocent woman. He also destroyed with his own hands a temple of Śiva. As a consequence of those two sinful deeds he became a devil after death. Ultimately by the grace of Śiva he cast off the devil’s form and became an attendant of Śiva. (Padma Purāṇa, Pātāla Khaṇḍa, Chapter 111).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

adhīra (अधीर).—a (S) Impatient. 2 Unsteady, unstable, inconstant. 3 Irresolute, not courageous or bold.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

adhīra (अधीर).—a Impatient. Irresolute. Unsteady.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adhīra (अधीर).—a.

1) Not bold, timid.

2) Confused, lacking self-command, excited, excitable.

3) Fitful, capricious.

4) Unsteady, not fixed, tremulous, rolling; °विप्रेक्षित- मायताक्ष्याः (viprekṣita- māyatākṣyāḥ) Kumārasambhava 1.46; °लोचनः (locanaḥ) Śiśupālavadha 1.53; °तडिन्नयना (taḍinnayanā) 6.25.

5) Querulous, foolish, weak-minded.

-rā 1 Lightning.

2) A capricious or quarrelsome mistress; see under नायिका (nāyikā).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adhīra (अधीर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) 1. Confused, perplexed. 2. Unsteady, (lit. or met.) f.

(-rā) 1. Lightning. 2. An offended, cross or capricious mistress or wife. E. a neg, and dhīra firm, steady.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adhīra (अधीर).—1. [adjective] unsteady, [abstract] [feminine]

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Adhīra (अधीर).—2. [adjective] unwise.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Adhīra (अधीर):—[=a-dhīra] mfn. imprudent, [Ṛg-veda i, 179, 4; Atharva-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] not fixed, movable

3) [v.s. ...] confused

4) [v.s. ...] deficient in calm self-command

5) [v.s. ...] excitable

6) [v.s. ...] capricious

7) [v.s. ...] querulous

8) [v.s. ...] weak-minded, foolish

9) Adhīrā (अधीरा):—[=a-dhīrā] [from a-dhīra] f. lightning

10) [v.s. ...] a capricious or bellicose mistress.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adhīra (अधीर):—[tatpurusha compound] I. m. f. n.

(-raḥ-rā-ram) 1) Unsteady, unstable (lit. or met.).

2) Perplexed, confused, not possessed of selfcommand.

3) Unwise. Ii. f.

(-rā) 1) Lightning.

2) (In rhetoric.) A cross or capricious mistress, one not possessed of self-command; with two varieties, the madhyā or adolescent dame who will ‘assail her lover with harsh speeches’ and the pragalbhā or prauḍhā or mature dame who will ‘scold and beat him’. See also dhīrā and dhīrādhīrā. E. a neg. and dhīra.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adhīra (अधीर):—[a-dhīra] (raḥ-rā-raṃ) a. Confused, fickle. f. () 1. Lightning; a fickle, capricious wife.

[Sanskrit to German]

Adhira in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Adhīra (अधीर) [Also spelled adhir]:—(a) restive, fidgety; impatient; petulant; nervous; ~[] impatience; petulance; nervousness.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Adhīra (ಅಧೀರ):—

1) [adjective] not bold; easily frightened; timid.

2) [adjective] lacking self-confidence; full of diffidence; diffident; nervous.

3) [adjective] full of doubt or uncertainty; puzzled; perplexed; confused.

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Adhīra (ಅಧೀರ):—[noun] a man who lacks courage, and so shrinks from danger or trouble; a coward.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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