Amira, Amīra: 5 definitions


Amira means something in the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Amir.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Amīra.—(IA 11), Indianised form of Arabic Amīr; often found in the form Hammīra in Indian records and rarely as Hambīra, Haṃvīra and Ahaṃvīra (Ep. Ind., Vol. XXXIV, p. 178). Note: amīra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

amīra (अमीर).—m ( A) A nobleman, a grandee, a titled personage;--esp. with reference to Muhammadans.

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

amīra (अमीर).—m A nobleman. amīraumarāva m Nobles, grandees, magnates.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Amīra (अमीर) [Also spelled amir]:—(a) rich, wealthy; (nm) a rich man; a chieftain; -[garība] haves and have-nots; ~[jādā] son of a rich man; an aristocrat by birth; hence ~[jādī] (nf); [amīrānā] lordly, princely.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Amīra (ಅಮೀರ):—

1) [noun] a rich, wealthy man.

2) [noun] a chief of a contingent of an army.

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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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