Chura: 8 definitions
Chura means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Chhura.
Ambiguity: Although Chura has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Cura. It further has the optional forms Churā and Chūra.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Churā (छुरा).—[chur-ka] Lime.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-rā) Lime. E. chur to cut, ka and ṭāp affs. (kalican) .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Churā (छुरा):—[from churaṇa > chur] f. lime, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Churā (छुरा):—(rā) 1. f. Lime.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Churā (छुरा) [Also spelled chhura]:—(nm) a razor; dagger; [churebājī] infliction or exchange of dagger-blow(s).
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Chura (छुर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Chur.
2) Chura (छुर) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kṣura.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
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Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 4.22.5 < [Sukta 22]
Rig Veda 8.66.5 < [Sukta 66]
Rig Veda 8.78.4 < [Sukta 78]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)