Cuna, Cunā: 5 definitions



Cuna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, 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 Chuna.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Cūnā.—same as Sanskrit cūrṇa, lime (Ep. Ind., Vol. XXXIV, p. 144). Note: cūnā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cunā (चुना).—m (cūrṇa S) Lime. 2 fig. Utter demolition or destruction; crumbled, crushed, or ruined state.

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cūṇa (चूण).—f n Husks and fragments (of pulse) given as food to cattle. 2 f (S) A small ruby, diamond, or other gem. 3 Ruffles, plaits, crimpling; crimpled or plaited form or state.

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cūna (चून).—n W Cocoanut-scrapings.

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

cunā (चुना).—m Lime. Fig. Utter destruction.

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cūṇa (चूण).—f Husks and fragments given as food to cattle. A small ruby. Ruffles.

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cūna (चून).—n Cocoanut-scrapings.

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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: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Cuṇa (चुण):—(śa) cuṇati 6. a. To cut or pierce.

2) Cūṇa (चूण):—(ka) coṇayati 10. a. To contract, to close or shrink.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Cūna (चून) [Also spelled chun]:—(nm) flour, wheat-meal.

2) Cūnā (चूना) [Also spelled chuna]:—(v) to leak; to drop; to ooze (as [koḍha]); (nm) lime; ~[dānī] a small lime-case; a watch that does not record correct time; —[lagānā], ([ke]) to dupe, to bamboozle

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