Dra, Drā, Drâ: 11 definitions

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Dra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, biology. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dra.—(EI 33; LP), abbreviation of dramma. Note: dra 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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Dra.—abbreviation of dramma. Note: dra 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 mythology, zoology, 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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Dra in Arabic is the name of a plant defined with Zea mays in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Zea canina S. Watson (among others).

2) Dra in Morocco is also identified with Sorghum bicolor It has the synonym Panicum frumentaceum Roxb. (etc.).

3) Dra is also identified with Sorghum halepense It has the synonym Andropogon arundinaceus Scop., nom. illeg., non Andropogon arundinaceus Bergius (etc.).

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

· Flora of North America North of Mexico (2003)
· Species Plantarum
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1983)
· Cyclopedia of American Horticulture (2006)
· Mémoires de la Société d’Agriculture, Sciences et Arts d’Angers (1831)
· Landwirthschaftliche Flora (1866)

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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

drā (द्रा).—or-drā, baḷībhadra m An ill-starred fellow, luckless wight.

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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

Dra (द्र).—1 P. (dramati) To go about, run, run about; वानरा दद्रुमुश्चाऽथ (vānarā dadrumuścā'tha) Bhaṭṭikāvya 14.7.

Derivable forms: dram (द्रम्).

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Drā (द्रा).—2 P. (drāti, drāṇa)

1) To sleep.

2) To run, make haste.

3) To fly, run away.

4) To be ashamed.

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

Drā (द्रा).—r. 2nd cl. (drāti) 1. To fly, to run away. 2. To be ashamed or spoiled. adā0 pa0 aka0 aniṭ .

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

Drā (द्रा).—ii. 2. [Parasmaipada.] To run. [Causal.] drāpaya. Anomal. [frequentative.] daridrā, To be in distress, to be poor, [Hitopadeśa] ii. [distich] 2.

— Cf. (from the Causal).

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Drā (द्रा).—ii. 2, and drai Drai, i. 1, drā + ya (properly drā, i. 4), [Parasmaipada.] (also [Ātmanepada.] [Mṛcchakaṭikā, (ed. Stenzler.)] 116, 10), To sleep.

— With the prep. ni ni, To fall asleep, Mahābhārata 13, 7568; 7418. Ptcple. of the pf. pass. nidrāṇa, Sleeping, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 2, 165.

— Cf. [Old High German.] traum; O.S. drôm. [Old High German.] [denominative.] traumjan; O.S. drāmjan, to dream; [Latin] dormire (a denomin based on dor + mo), and (also a [denominative.] based on + tvan).

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

Drā (द्रा).—1. drāti run, hasten; [Causative] drāpayati; [Intensive] daridrāti run about, be in need.

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Drā (द्रा).—2. drāti drāyate sleep.

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

1) Dra (द्र):—m. ([from] 2. drā?), [Atharva-veda xi, 7, 3] (cf. uttara-dra [or dru?], kriṣṇa-, madhu-).

2) [according to] to some in [Atharva-veda xi, 7, 3, ]‘that which is free’, opp. to vra.

3) Drā (द्रा):—1. drā See drai.

4) 2. drā [class] 2. [Parasmaipada] drāti ([imperative] drātu, drāntu, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda]; [perfect tense] dadrur, p. [Ātmanepada] dadrāṇa, [Ṛg-veda] ; [Aorist] adrāsīt; [subjunctive] drāsat, [ib.]),

—to run, make haste:—[Causal] drāpayati ([Desiderative] of [Causal] didrāpayiṣati), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa];—[Aorist] adidrapat, [Siddhānta-kaumudī] :—[Intensive] daridrāti, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā]; 3 [plural] daridrati, [Hitopadeśa];

—to run hither and thither;

—to be in need or poor:—[Desiderative] of [Intensive] didaridrāsati and didaridriṣati, [Pāṇini 6-1, 14], [vArttika] 2, [Patañjali] cf. √2. dru and dram; [Greek] δι-δρά-σκω, δρᾶναι.

5) a or drai ([Dhātupāṭha xxii, 10 and xxiv, 46]) [class] 1. [Ātmanepada] [Parasmaipada] drāyati, te (cf. ni-) or [class] 2. [Parasmaipada] drāti ([perfect tense] -dadrau, [Naiṣadha-carita]; [Aorist] adrāsīt, [Brāhmaṇa]; [future] drāsyati, [ib.]) to sleep.

6) cf. [Greek] ἔδραθον, [Latin] dormio.

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

Drā (द्रा):—(la) drāti 2. a. To fly.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dra in German

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