Cikura, Cikūra: 7 definitions


Cikura means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Chikura.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Cikura (चिकुर).—Son of Āryaka, the serpent king. Cikura had a son called Sumukha. Once Garuḍa ate Cikura for food. (Mahābhārata Udyoga Parva, Chapter 120, Verse 23).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Cikura (चिकुर) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. V.101.23/V.103) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Cikura) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cikura (चिकुर).—a.

1) Moving, tremulous, fickle, unsteady.

2) Inconsiderate, rash.

-raḥ 1 The hair of the head; मम रुचिरे चिकुरे कुरु मानद (mama rucire cikure kuru mānada) ... कुसुमानि (kusumāni) Gīt.12; so घनचयरुचिरे रचयति चिकुरे तरलिततरुणानने (ghanacayarucire racayati cikure taralitataruṇānane) 7.

2) A mountain.

3) A musk-rat.

4) A reptile, snake.

5) Name of a bird.

6) Name of a tree.

7) Contraction of the eye-brows; L. D. B.

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Cikūra (चिकूर).—The hair.

Derivable forms: cikūraḥ (चिकूरः).

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

Cikura (चिकुर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Rashly criminal, inconsiderately guilty, punishing or injuring others without consideration. m.

(-raḥ) 1. Hair. 2. A mountain. 3. A snake, a reptile. 4. A musk rat. 5. A kind of bird. 6. A kind of tree. f.

(-rā) Moving. E. ci imftative sound, and kur to utter, affix ka . ci iti avyaktaśabdaṃ kurati kura-ka .

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Cikūra (चिकूर).—m.

(-raḥ) Hair. E. See cikura; the vowel made long.

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

Cikura (चिकुर).—m. 1. Hair, [Gītagovinda. ed. Lassen.] 7, 23. 2. A proper name, Mahābhārata 5, 3640.

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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. 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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