Kaira, Kairā: 6 definitions


Kaira means something in Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, biology. 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kaira in the Adi language is the name of a plant identified with Drymaria cordata (L.) Willd. ex Schult. from the Caryophyllaceae (Carnation) family having the following synonyms: Stellaria adenophora, Drymaria procumbens, Alsine rotundifolia. For the possible medicinal usage of kaira, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Kaira in India is the name of a plant defined with Dichrostachys cinerea in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Mimosa nutans Pers. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information Kew (1909)
· Boletim da Sociedade Broteriana (1965)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kaira, for example extract dosage, health benefits, diet and recipes, chemical composition, side effects, pregnancy safety, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kairā (कैरा) [or खैरा, khairā].—a Of a gray pupil--an eye; and attrib. Wall-eyed;--used of horses &c. The kairā- ḍōḷā is among the inauspicious marks of the horse.

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kairā (कैरा).—a Squint--an eye: and attrib. squint-eyed.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kairā (कैरा).—a Squint. Of a gray pupil-an eye. Squint-eyed.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Kaira (कैर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kadara.

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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

Kaira (ಕೈರ):—

1) [noun] the tree Acacia catechu of Mimosae family; the catechu tree.

2) [noun] a hard brown substance obtained from this tree, used as an astringent in medicine and for dyeing, tanning, etc.; catechu.

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Kaira (ಕೈರ):—[noun] a dark red (almost black) horse.

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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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