Barha, Bārha: 12 definitions


Barha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, biology. 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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Barha in India is the name of a plant defined with Artemisia vulgaris in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Artemisia opulenta Pampanini (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Intern. Med.
· Flora Altaica (1833)
· Aspects of Plant Sciences (1989)
· Canadian Journal of Botany (1988)
· Le Naturaliste Canadien (1984)
· Botaničeskij Žurnal (1810)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Barha (बर्ह).—[barh-ac]

1) A peacock's tail; दवोल्काहतशेषबर्हाः (davolkāhataśeṣabarhāḥ) R.16.14; (keśapāśe) सति कुसुमसनाथे कं हरेदेष बर्हः (sati kusumasanāthe kaṃ haredeṣa barhaḥ) V.4.1 (v. l.).

2) The tail of a bird.

3) A tail-feather (especially of a peacock); ज्योतिर्लेखावलयि गलितं यस्य बर्हम् (jyotirlekhāvalayi galitaṃ yasya barham) Meghadūta 46; Kumārasambhava 1.15; Śiśupālavadha 8.11.

4) A leaf; आपाण्डुरं केतकबर्हमन्यः (āpāṇḍuraṃ ketakabarhamanyaḥ) R.6.17.

5) A train, retinue.

Derivable forms: barhaḥ (बर्हः), barham (बर्हम्).

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Bārha (बार्ह).—a. (-rhī f.) [बर्ह-अण् (barha-aṇ)] Made of the feathers of a peacock's tail; Bhāg.

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

Barha (बर्ह).—mn.

(-rhaḥ-rhaṃ) 1. A peacock’s tail. 2. A leaf. 3. Dependents, retinue. E. barha to spread, &c. aff. ac; this word and the corresponding forms are more usually derived from vṛh to increase, &c. and are written with the semi-vowel: see varha, varhis, &c.

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Bārha (बार्ह).—f.

(-hīṃ) Made of the feathers of a peacock’s tail.

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

Barha (बर्ह).—. and varha varha, m. and n. 1. A peacock’s tail, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 15, 45. 2. A leaf. 3. Retinue.

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

Barha (बर्ह).—[masculine] tail-feather, tail of a bird, [especially] a peacock’s tail.

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Bārha (बार्ह).—[adjective] made of the tail-feathers of a peacock.

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

1) Barha (बर्ह):—m. n. (also written varha; √1. bṛh, ‘to pluck out’) a tail-feather, the tail of a bird ([especially] of a peacock), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) a leaf (ketaka-b), [Raghuvaṃśa]

3) n. a kind of perfume, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Bārha (बार्ह):—mfn. ([from] barha) made of the feathers of a peacock’s tail, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Barha (बर्ह):—[(rhaḥ-rhaṃ)] 1. m. n. A peacock’s tail; a leaf; a retinue.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Barha (बर्ह) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Baraha.

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Barha 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

Barha in Hindi refers in English to:—(ind) a number of times, time and again, repeatedly..—barha (बारहा) is alternatively transliterated as Bārahā.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Barha (ಬರ್ಹ):—[noun] a feather of a peacock.

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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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