Cakara, Cakāra, Ca-kara: 12 definitions


Cakara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chakara.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Cakāra (चकार).—The consonant च् (c), the vowel अ (a) being added for facility of utterance and कार (kāra) as an affix to show that only the consonant च् (c) is meant there; cf. T. Pr. I. 16, 2l.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Cakāra (चकार) refers to “attendants”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.30 (“The Celebration of Pārvatī’s Return”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] In the meantime the lord of mountains returned from the Gaṅgā. He saw the mendicant in the human form in his court-yard. On hearing the details from Menā he became very angry. He ordered his attendants (cakāra-anucara) to drive out the dancer. But, O excellent sage, none of them could push him out as he was hot to the touch like a blazing fire and very brilliant. [...]”.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Cakara in Nigeria is the name of a plant defined with Anchomanes difformis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Caladium petiolatum Hook. (among others).

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

· Genera Aroidearum exposita (1858)
· Rumphia (1837)
· Botanical Magazine, or ‘Flower-Garden Displayed’
· Botanical Magazine, or ‘Flower-Garden Displayed’ (3728)
· Nouvelles Annales du Museum d’Histoire Naturelle (1834)

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cakāra (चकार).—m (ca & kāra Affix.) The name of the letter च. 2 A cant term for two an̤as or ⅛th of a rupee, ca representing cavala.

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cakārā (चकारा).—m (cakāra for ca, this letter being the first of cavala) A cant term for a cavala or two an̤as, ⅛th of a rupee.

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cākara (चाकर).—m ( H) A servant. Pr. cā0 cākarālā bhāī baṭīka baṭikīlā samajāvī Common people for common people; i. e. are the fittest to manage, persuade, deal with &c. Pr. cākarālā āṇi baṭakīlā ujūra nāhīṃ To the servant and to the female slave there is no liberty of making excuses. Pr. cākarālā cukara baṭakīlā naphara Used where one person devolves his proper business upon another.

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

cākara (चाकर).—m A servant. cākara cākarālā bhāī Per- sons of the same status can deal best with each other. cākarālā cukara baṭakīlā naphara Used where one person shifts his proper business upon another.

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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

Cakāra (चकार).—the particle च (ca); P.II.3.72, Kāśi.

Derivable forms: cakāraḥ (चकारः).

Cakāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ca and kāra (कार).

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

Cakāra (चकार).—[masculine] the word ca.

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

1) Cakāra (चकार):—[=ca-kāra] [from ca] 1. ca-kāra m. the letter or sound ca.

2) [v.s. ...] 2. ca-kāra m. the particle ca, [Pāṇini 2-3, 72; Kāśikā-vṛtti]

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

Cakāra (चकार) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Caṃkāra.

[Sanskrit to German]

Cakara 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

Cākara (चाकर) [Also spelled chakar]:—(nm) a servant; menial atten ant.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Cakāra (ಚಕಾರ):—

1) [noun] the consonant 'ಚ'.

2) [noun] any syllable pronounced; a short saying.

3) [noun] ಚಕಾರ ಎತ್ತು [cakara ettu] cakāra ettu to mention, speak very briefly; to make or give a slightest verbal mention.

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Cākara (ಚಾಕರ):—[noun] a man employed by another, esp. to perform domestic duties; a servant; a menial.

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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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