Ciram, Ciraṃ, Cīram: 9 definitions


Ciram means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, biology, Tamil. 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 Chiram.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Ciram in India is the name of a plant defined with Areca catechu in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Areca himalayana Griff. ex H. Wendl. (among others).

2) Ciram is also identified with Cheilocostus speciosus It has the synonym Costus glaber (K. Schum.) Merr. (etc.).

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

· Flora of the British West Indian Islands (1864)
· Florula Javanica (1825)
· Taxon (1979)
· Systema Naturae, ed. 13 (1791)
· Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society (1999)
· Quarterly Journal of Chinese Forestry (1988)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Ciram, for example diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, side effects, chemical composition, health benefits, extract dosage, 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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ciraṃ : (adv) (for) a long time.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ciraṃ (चिरं).—with gen., it is long since…; ciraṃ me devanikāyaṃ śuddhāvāsaṃ (or śuddhā° deva°) upasaṃ- krāntasya Mahāvastu i.56.7, and by plausible em. i.35.1, it is long since I visited the Śu. class of gods.

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

Ciram (चिरम्).—ind. A long time. E. cir to injure, and ka affix: vā ramuk . this word, and others evidently derived from it, are now considered as particles, and have accordingly appropriate, though strained etymologies; the derivatives however corresponding with the inflections of the singular number of nouns masculine or neuter, it may have been originally an imperfect noun of the 1st declension, thus; nom. ciraḥ or ciraṃ acc. ciraṃ 1st abl. cireṇa dat. cirāya, 2nd abl. cirāt, gen. cirasya, 3rd abl. cire; see these words severally.

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

1) Ciram (चिरम्):—[from cira] ind. ([gana] svar-ādi, not in [Kāśikā-vṛtti]) for a long time, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā v f.; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] after a long time, slowly, [Ṛg-veda v, 56, 7 & 79, 9; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa i, 16; Kathāsaritsāgara iv, 31]

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

Ciraṃ (चिरं):—adv. or 1. n. A long time.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Ciraṃ (चिरं) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Carim.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ciraṃ (ಚಿರಂ):—[adverb] for eternity; for all times; always; endlessly; forever.

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Ciram (சிரம்) noun < śiras.

1. Head; தலை. அன்றற்ற சிரமு மன்னவை யாதலின் [thalai. anrarra siramu mannavai yathalin] (கம்பராமாயணம் முதற்போர். [kambaramayanam mutharpor.] 236).

2. Top, summit; உச்சி. சித்தென வரு மறைச் சிரத்திற் றேறிய தத்துவம் [uchi. sithena varu marais sirathir reriya thathuvam] (கம்பராமாயணம் இரணிய. [kambaramayanam iraniya.] 60).

3. Eminence, greatness; மேன்மை. [menmai.] (W.)

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Ciram (சிரம்) noun < ciram. A long time; நெடுங்காலம். (சூடாமணிநிகண்டு) [nedungalam. (sudamaninigandu)]

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Ciram (சிரம்) noun

1. Castor-plant. See ஆமணக்கு. ((சங்கத்தகராதி) தமிழ்சொல்லகராதி) [amanakku. ((sangathagarathi) thamizhsollagarathi)]

2. Areca-palm. See கமுகு. ((சங்கத்தகராதி) தமிழ்சொல்லகராதி) [kamugu. ((sangathagarathi) thamizhsollagarathi)]

3. Wind killer. See வாதமடக்கி. (வைத்திய மலையகராதி) [vathamadakki. (vaithiya malaiyagarathi)]

4. Arrowroot flour; கூகைநீறு. (வைத்திய மூலிகை) [kugainiru. (vaithiya muligai)]

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Cīram (சீரம்) noun < cīra. Bark of a tree, used as clothing; மரவுரி. தீரா மனத்தாள் தரவந் தன சீரம் [maravuri. thira manathal tharavan thana siram] (கம்பராமாயணம் நகர்நீ. [kambaramayanam nagarni.] 147).

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Cīram (சீரம்) noun < sīra. Plough; கலப்பை. சீரங்கராக மறமோது திகிரி செங்கை [kalappai. sirangaraga maramothu thigiri sengai] (கந்தரந்தாதி [kantharan.] 98).

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Cīram (சீரம்) noun < kṣīra. Milk; பால். [pal.] (W.)

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Cīram (சீரம்) noun cf. uśīra. Cuscuss grass. See இலாமிச்சை. (வைத்திய மலையகராதி) [ilamichai. (vaithiya malaiyagarathi)]

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Cīram (சீரம்) noun See சீரகம் [siragam], 1. (வைத்திய மூலிகை [vaithiya muligai])

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