Kamra: 13 definitions


Kamra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, 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.

In Hinduism

Gitashastra (science of music)

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (gita)

Kamrā (कम्रा) refers to a musical instrument classified as Ghana (“those instruments which are made with some solid metals”) which represents one of the four kinds of Instrumental Music, produced by an instrument (ātodya), according to the Saṃgītaratnākara.—It can be said that as the word ghana denotes compactor solid, this kind of Music instruments are made with some solid metals. According to the Saṃgītaratnākara, the ghana kind of instruments [e.g., kamrā] make sound when they strike together.

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Gitashastra (गीतशास्त्र, gītaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of Music (gita or samgita), which is traditionally divided in Vocal music, Instrumental music and Dance (under the jurisdiction of music). The different elements and technical terms are explained in a wide range of (often Sanskrit) literature.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kamra [ಕಮ್ರ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Hardwickia binata from the Caesalpiniaceae (Gulmohar) family. For the possible medicinal usage of kamra, 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)

1) Kamra in India is the name of a plant defined with Hardwickia binata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices.

2) Kamra in Kenya is also identified with Crotalaria brevidens It has the synonym Crotalaria albertiana Baker f. (etc.).

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

· Hortus Bengalensis (1814)
· Ecology of Food and Nutrition (1996)
· Plants of the Coast of Coromandel (1795)
· Cytologia (1999)
· Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany (1914)
· Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Classe, Abteilung (1865)

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kamra (कम्र).—a. [kam-ra; namikampismyajasakamahiṃsadīpo raḥ P.III. 2.167]

1) Desirous.

2) Beautiful.

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

Kamra (कम्र).—mfn.

(-mraḥ-mrā-mraṃ) 1. Desirous, cupidinous. 2. Beautiful, desirable. E. kam to desire, ran aff.

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

Kamra (कम्र).—[adjective] pleasant, beautiful.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Kamra (कम्र):—[from kam] mf(ā)n. ([Pāṇini 3-2, 167]) loving, being in love, desirous, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] desirable, beautiful, lovely, [Kāvyādarśa]

3) Kamrā (कम्रा):—[from kamra > kam] f. a kind of musical instrument.

4) Kāmrā (काम्रा):—f. a whip, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kamra (कम्र):—[(mraḥ-mrā-mraṃ) a.] Desirous; fine.

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

Kamra (कम्र) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kaṃba.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kamra in German

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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

Kamra in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a room, chamber..—kamra (कमरा) is alternatively transliterated as Kamarā.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kamra (ಕಮ್ರ):—[noun] the tree Hardwickia binata (= H. pinnata) of Caesalpiniaceae family; Malabar Mahagany.

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Kamra (ಕಮ್ರ):—[adjective] that is pleasing; pleasant; charming; enchanting.

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Kamra (ಕಮ್ರ):—[noun] a lustful man;a sensualist; a libidious man.

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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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