Cera, Cēra: 8 definitions


Cera means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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 Chera.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Cera (चेर).—(A king of serpents). See under Ruru.

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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)

1) Cera in India is the name of a plant defined with Codiaeum variegatum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Croton variegatus Blanco (among others).

2) Cera is also identified with Holigarna arnottiana.

3) Cera is also identified with Holigarna ferruginea.

4) Cera is also identified with Semecarpus anacardium It has the synonym Semecarpus anacardium Blume (etc.).

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

· Flora of the British India (1876)
· Fl. Karnataka (1996)
· Taxon (1980)
· Proc. Fla. State Hortic. Soc., (1962)
· Bijdragen tot de flora van Nederlandsch Indië (1825)
· Flora de Filipinas (1837)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Cera, for example pregnancy safety, health benefits, side effects, diet and recipes, extract dosage, chemical composition, have a look at these references.

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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

cēra (चेर) [or चेरा, cērā].—m A wild shrub or tree. It yields a gum, and its capsule is prickly, tripartite, sixseeded &c.

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cēra (चेर).—f P Provoking, teasing, or stirring up: also provoked or excited state. v kara g. of o.

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cērā (चेरा).—m (For bacērī) Used only after the word phajitī in enhancement of it. See phajitī.

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

cēra (चेर).—f Provoking or stirring up.

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

Cera (चेर):—Name of a southern kingdom, [Inscriptions]

[Sanskrit to German]

Cera 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Cēra (ಚೇರ):—

1) [noun] the Malabar region of south west India.

2) [noun] people of that region.

3) [noun] a variety of horse, usu. Of dull reddish-brown colour, bred in that region.

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Cēra (ಚೇರ):—[noun] the middle-sized small tree Erinocarpus nimmoanus of Tiliaceae family, with fibrous bark.

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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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