Hiraka, Hīraka: 11 definitions
Hiraka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 Hirak.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
hīraka : (nt.) a splinter; a stripe.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Hīraka, (hīra+ka, cp. lexic. Sk. hīraka “diamond”) a splinter; tāla° “palm-splinter, ” a name for a class of worms Vism.258. (Page 732)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
hiraka (हिरक).—f A common term for the concentric grooves or furrows made in a ghiraṭa or wooden handmill.
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hirakā (हिरका).—m (hīra) A fibre of certain kinds of wood (as of māḍa, tāḍa, suramāḍa, vēḷū, pōphaḷa): also a line as observable running along wood generally. 2 A fibre, string, thread &c. of certain stringy preparations of flour.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Hīraka (हीरक).—A diamond.
Derivable forms: hīrakaḥ (हीरकः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) The diamond. E. kan added to the last.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hīraka (हीरक).—[substantive] diamond.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Hīraka (हीरक):—[from hīra] m. or n. a diamond (the gem is supposed to be presided over by Śukra or Venus), [Pañcarātra]
2) [v.s. ...] a kind of metre (= hīra), [Colebrooke]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hīraka (हीरक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. The diamond.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Hīraka (हीरक) [Also spelled hirak]:—(nm) a diamond; —[jayaṃtī] diamond jubilee.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Hīraka (ಹೀರಕ):—[noun] = ಹೀರ - [hira -] 1.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Ends with (+6): Abhiraka, Ahiraka, Avachiravichiraka, Badhiraka, Bahiraka, Bhiraka, Chiraka, Ekachiraka, Gambhiraka, Khekhiraka, Kolihiraka, Kshiraka, Kumbhiraka, Kushiraka, Madhukshiraka, Panchachiraka, Phiraka, Pitvasthiraka, Shiraka, Sthiraka.
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Cosmetics, Costumes and Ornaments in Ancient India (by Remadevi. O.)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 1 - Characteristics of Diamond (vajra or hiraka) < [Chapter XIII - Gems (1): Vajra or Hiraka (diamond)]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 243 - Greatness of Mantrāvali Kṣetrapāla < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 1: Initiation, Mercury and Laboratory (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 18 - Mercurial operations (16): Incineration of mercury (bhasmikarana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]