Hora, aka: Horā; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


Horā (होरा).—A śakti.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 32. 14.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Horā (होरा).—Unit of time equivalent to 1/24th of one day and night period. Note: Horā is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
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Jyotiṣa (ज्योतिष, jyotisha or jyotish) basically refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents one of the six additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas. Jyotiṣa concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

horā : (f.) hour.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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

hōra (होर).—f (hōraṇēṃ) Filling stuff,--the rubbish and earth brought by scouring rains and deposited over fields &c. so as to fill up all holes and depressions; alluvion.

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hōrā (होरा).—f (S) Part of the duration of a sign,--the twenty-fourth part of a day, an hora or hour. 2 m Prediction or prophetic annunciation; declaration of some future, or of some distant (in space), event or occurrence. Ex. rājālā putra jhālēlā āhē asā tyācā hōrā āhē; mī asā hōrā sāṅgatōṃ kīṃ tumacā jaya hōīla. 3 Guess, reasoning, anticipation, apprehension, view (framed respecting a future or an unknown matter). v cāla, ānta yēṇēṃ, disa. Ex. mājhē hōṛyānta yētēṃ kīṃ hyā vēḷēvarūna tumacā jaya hōṇāra; mājhā hōrā khōṭā vhāyācā nāhīṃ; mājhā hōrā hyā gōṣṭīviṣayīṃ cālata nāhīṃ.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

hōrā (होरा).—f Part of the duration of a sign. m Prediction. Guess, apprehension.

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

Horā (होरा).—[hu-ran]

1) The rising of a zodiacal sign; होरासु गणितेष्वपि (horāsu gaṇiteṣvapi) Śiva B.1.35.

2) Part of the duration of a sign.

3) An hour.

4) A mark, line.

5) Horoscope; horoscopy.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English 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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