Jiraka, aka: Jīraka; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Jīraka (जीरक).—One of the eight Saubhāgyams.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 60. 27.
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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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Jīraka (जीरक)—One of the field-crops mentioned in the Jātakas.

Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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jīraka : (nt.) cummin seed.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

1) Jīraka, 2 cummin-seed Miln. 63; J. I, 244; II, 363; VvA. 186. (Page 284)

2) Jīraka, 1 (Vedic jīra, lively, alert, cp. jīvati & Gr. dierόs, Lat. viridis) digestion, in ajīrakena by want or lack of digestion J. II, 181. See ajīraka. (Page 284)

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jīraka (जीरक).—Cumin-seed; अजमोदां च बाह्लीकं जीरकं लोध्रकं तथा (ajamodāṃ ca bāhlīkaṃ jīrakaṃ lodhrakaṃ tathā) Śiva. B.3.18.

Derivable forms: jīrakaḥ (जीरकः).

See also (synonyms): jīraṇa.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jīraka (जीरक).—m.

(-kaḥ) Cumin seed. E. kan added to the preceding.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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