Cukra, aka: Cukrā; 6 Definition(s)


Cukra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Chukra.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Cukrā (चुक्रा) is another name (synonym) for Ciñcā, which is a Sanskrit name for the plant Tamarindus indica (tamarind). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 12.162-164), which is an Āyurvedic medicinal thesaurus.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Ayurveda book cover
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

cukra (चुक्र).—m S Sorrel. See cukā. 2 n Vinegar made from grain.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cukra (चुक्र).—m Sorrel. n Vinegar from grain.

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

Cukra (चुक्र).—[cak-rak ata utvaṃ ca Uṇ.2.15]

1) A kind of cane or sorrel.

2) Sourness.

-kram Sourness, acidity.

Derivable forms: cukraḥ (चुक्रः).

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Cukrā (चुक्रा).—The tamarind tree.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cukra (चुक्र).—m.

(-kraḥ) 1. Sorrel. 2. Sourness. n.

(-kraṃ) 1. Acid seasoning. 2. Vinegar made by the acetous fermentation of grain. f. (-kā or -krī) 1. Indian sorrel, (Rumex vesicarius.) 2. Hogplum. 3. The tamarind. E. cak to satisfy, Unadi affix rak, and the radical vowel changed to u; also with kan cukraka.

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