Ahira, aka: Ahirā; 2 Definition(s)


Ahira means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Marathi-English dictionary

ahirā (अहिरा) [or अहेरा, ahērā].—m A disease of the eye,--inflammation and bloodshottenness with whitish circles. 2 A stone hard and reddish. Rings are made of it to apply to an eye diseased as above: also a natural spot upon this stone. It is called also ahiṛyācā khaḍā and, when considered as set as a gem, ahiṛyācā maṇī or ahiṛyācī mudī.

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ahīra (अहीर).—m (ābhīra S) A cowherd or herdsman. a0 is the name of a caste or tribe. See ābhīra.

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ahīra (अहीर).—m A serpent of the Boa kind. 2 A riverfish, black, serpent-form, and of a large mouth. 3 A caste, or an individual of it, of Shudras in Khandesh. They are not Herdsmen but Traders.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ahirā (अहिरा).—m A stone hard and red- dish; a disease of the eye.

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ahīra (अहीर).—m A cowherd. A river-fish. A kind of serpent. अ. is also the name of a caste.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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airā (ऐरा).—m See ahirā.
ahiraṇa (अहिरण) [or अहिरणी, ahiraṇī].—f (ahīra) A cowherdess.--- OR --- ahiraṇa (अहिरण).—f (Com...

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