Kabari, Kabarī: 7 definitions


Kabari means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Kabri.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Kabarī (कबरी) is another name (synonym) for Bastagandhā, which is the Sanskrit word for Ocimum gratissimum (clove basil), a plant from the Lamiaceae family. This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu, which is an Ayurvedic medicinal thesaurus.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kabarī (कबरी) refers to “plaited hair”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.46 (“The arrival of the bridegroom”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] In the meantime the servant-maids in the harem of the mountain took Pārvatī out in order to worship the tutelar family deity. [...] With a gentle smile playing in her face she appeared very beautiful. Her plaited hair was thickly grown (kabarī-bhāra) and looked beautiful. Decorative lines over her body were exquisite. She had the Tilaka with musk and saffron. Gemset necklace shone over her chest. Bracelets and bangles of gems and jewels shone brilliantly. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kabarī (कबरी).—Usually written कवर (kavara).

-rī q. v.; स्विन्नं वक्त्रं कबरविगलन्मालती निर्ममन्थ (svinnaṃ vaktraṃ kabaravigalanmālatī nirmamantha) Bhāgavata 1.9.3. दधती विलोल- कबरीकमाननम् (dadhatī vilola- kabarīkamānanam) Uttararāmacarita 3.4.

See also (synonyms): kabara.

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Kabarī (कबरी).—A braid or fillet of hair; दधती विलोलकबरीकमाननम् (dadhatī vilolakabarīkamānanam) Uttararāmacarita 3.4; Śiśupālavadha 9.28; Amaruśataka 59.

See also (synonyms): kavarī.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kabarī (कबरी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kabarī.

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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 (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.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kabarī (कबरी) [Also spelled kabri]:—(nf) entwined hair formed into a braid; (a) feminine variant of [kabarā] (see).

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Kabarī (कबरी) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kabarī.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kabari (ಕಬರಿ):—

1) [noun] a length of entwined hair; a braid.

2) [noun] the tree Acacia arabica of Mimosae family; babul tree.

3) [noun] the plant Ageratum conyzoides of Asteraceae family.

4) [noun] Nerium indicum (= N. odorum; = N. oleander), an evergreen shrub of Apocynaceae family with narrow leathery leaves.

5) [noun] its fragrant flower ( of red colour).

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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