Hiraka, Hīraka: 7 definitions


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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Pali-English dictionary

Source: 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)

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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

Source: 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.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hīraka (हीरक).—A diamond.

Derivable forms: hīrakaḥ (हीरकः).

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

Hīraka (हीरक).—m.

(-kaḥ) The diamond. E. kan added to the last.

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

Hīraka (हीरक).—[substantive] diamond.

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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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