Ajira, Ājira: 8 definitions


Ajira means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ajira (अजिर).—A Śukra deva.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 31. 9.
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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ajira : (nt.) court-yard.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ajira, (nt.). (Vedic ajira to aj, cp. Gr. a)grόs, Lat. ager, Goth. akrs = Ger. Acker, = E. acre) a court, a yard Mhvs 35, 3. (Page 10)

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Ājira, (= ajira with lengthened initial a) a courtyard Mhvs 35, 3. (Page 97)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ajira (अजिर).—a. [aj gatau kiran vībhāvābhāvaḥ Uṇ.1.53.] Quick, swift (śīghra)

-raḥ 1 A sort of mouse, hairy mole.

2) A kind of ceremony in pronouncing curses

-ram 1 A court-yard, an enclosed space, arena; उट- जाजिरप्रकीर्ण (uṭa- jājiraprakīrṇa) K.3, आस्थाननिकेतनाजिरम् (āsthānaniketanājiram) Ki.1.16; so रण° सावित्र इति विख्यातः प्रविवेश रणाजिरम् (raṇa° sāvitra iti vikhyātaḥ praviveśa raṇājiram) Rām.7.27.34 गृह° (gṛha°) &c.

2) The body.

3) Any object of sense.

4) The wind, air.

5) A frog.

-rā 1 Name of a river.

2) Name of Durgā.

-raḥ Name of a snake-priest.

Derivable forms: ajiraḥ (अजिरः).

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

Ajira (अजिर).—n.

(-raṃ) 1. A court or yard. 2. Air, wind. 3. The body. 4. An object of sense 5. A frog. E. aja to go, and kiran aff.

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

Ajira (अजिर).—[aj + ira], n. A court, [Pañcatantra] 138, 1.

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

Ajira (अजिर).—[adjective] agile, swift; [neuter] [adverb], as subst. area, court.

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

1) Ajira (अजिर):—mfn. (√aj), agile, quick, rapid

2) m. Name of a Nāga priest, [Pbr.]

3) Ajirā (अजिरा):—[from ajira] f. Name of Durgā, of a river

4) Ajira (अजिर):—n. place to run or fight in, area, court, [Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

5) the body

6) any object of sense, air, wind, a frog, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) (with ājeḥ) a field of battle (cf. samarājira), [Śiśupāla-vadha]

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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. 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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