Hiraka, aka: Hīraka; 4 Definition(s)
Hiraka 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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hīraka : (nt.) a splinter; a stripe.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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.
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.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Hīraka (हीरक).—A diamond.
Derivable forms: hīrakaḥ (हीरकः).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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Vajra (वज्र).—mfn. (-jraḥ-jrā-jraṃ) 1. Hard, impenetrable, adamantine. 2. Cross, forked. mn. (-...
Hirā (हिरा).—sand, see hirodaka.
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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)]
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]