Hira, aka: Hīra, Hīrā; 7 Definition(s)


Hira means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

hīra : (nt.) a splinter; a stripe.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Hīra, (cp. late Sk. hīra) 1. a necklace (?) VvA.176.—2. a small piece, splinter J.IV, 30 (sakalika°); hīrahīraṃ karoti to cut to pieces, to chop up J.I, 9; DhA.I, 224 (+khaṇḍâkhaṇḍaṃ). (Page 732)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

hirā (हिरा).—m (hīraka or hīra S) A diamond. Pr. hirā tō hirā gāra tī gāra The flint must ever remain at unapproachable distance from the diamond.

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hīra (हीर).—m A rib of the leaf (of trees of the Palmtribe). 2 A fibre of kinds of wood (as of that of the māḍa, tāḍa, suramāḍa, pōphaḷa, vēḷū); a line running along wood generally. 3 fig. Hardness remaining in badly boiled rice &c. 4 A fine splint or splinter (of fibre, reed, stubble, wood &c.) with or without reference to its running into the flesh. v bhara, śira, sala, upaṭa. hīra bhājaṇēṃ g. of o. (To singe the fine point of a fibre or splinter; or to scorch the fine shootings or eyes of sowing corn;--making both dull or dead and impotent.) To take the conceit out of; to destroy the shine and bravery of: also to undergo such treatment.

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hīra (हीर).—f (īrṣyā S) Emulation or coping with. Note. Although hīramōḍa & hīrasāṇḍa compounds of hīra are sufficiently common, hīra is uncommon, and is viewed but as a misspelling of īra q. v.

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hīra (हीर) [or हीरक, hīraka].—m S A diamond.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

hirā (हिरा).—m A diamond.

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hīra (हीर).—m A rib of the leaf (of trees of the palm-tribe). hīra bhājaṇēṃ To take the conceit out of; to destroy the shine of; also to undergo such treatment. A kind of wood-fibre.

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

Hīra (हीर).—[hṛ-ka ni]

1) A snake.

2) A necklace.

3) A lion.

4) Name of the father of Srīharṣa, the author of the Naishadha-charita.

5) Name of Śiva.

-raḥ, -ram The thunderbolt of Indra.

2) A diamond; (occurring in the concluding stanza of each canto of naiṣadhacarita).

Derivable forms: hīraḥ (हीरः).

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Hīrā (हीरा).—

1) An epithet of Lakṣmī.

2) An ant.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hirā (हिरा).—sand, see hirodaka.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit 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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