Cura, Curā, Cuṟā, Cuṟa: 14 definitions

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Cura means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, 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 Chura.

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Cura [in the Malayalam language] is another name for “Ikṣvāku” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning cura] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

curā (चुरा).—m (cūrṇa S) Bits, fragments, atoms. 2 fig. The feeling of exhaustion or brokenness; prostration.

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cūra (चूर).—m (cūrṇa S) Bits, fragments, pieces. 2 fig. The feeling of brokenness or exhaustion (as from fatigue or fever.

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cūra (चूर).—a (Tsur. H) Absorbed in; engrossed by; sunken deep in; (as in study, love, sleep, fever, intoxication, drug-stupor.)

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

curā (चुरा).—m Bits, fragments. Fig. Prostration.

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cūra (चूर).—a Absorbed in. m Bits, fragments, &c.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cura (चुर).—a. Stealing, robbing &c.

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Curā (चुरा).—Theft.

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

Curā (चुरा).—f.

(-rā) Theft, stealing. E. cur to steal, affix ka, fem. affix ṭāp.

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

Curā (चुरा):—[from cur] f. theft [gana] chattrādi.

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

Curā (चुरा):—(rā) 1. f. Theft.

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

Cūra (चूर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Cūra.

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Cura in German

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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) Cūra (चूर) [Also spelled chur]:—(nm) filings, powder; (a) pulverized; steeped in (as [naśe meṃ]—); crushed; exhausted; besotted; -[cūra karanā] to pulverize; to crush thoroughly; to break into atoms.

2) Cūrā (चूरा) [Also spelled chura]:—(nm) a powder; filings; small fragments; (saw) dust.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Cūra (चूर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit words: Cūra, Cūrṇa.

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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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