Kapura, Kāpura: 7 definitions


Kapura means something in the history of ancient India, Marathi, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Kapur.

India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Kāpura (कापुर) or Kāpūra is mentioned in Pardi Plates of Dahrasena, and in the Nasik Cave inscription of the time of Nahapāna-[Śaka] years 41, 42, 45. It has been identified with Kapura in Songodh taluq of Surat district. The old town of Kāpura gave its name to a territorial division known as Kāpurāhāra mentioned in two Nasik Pāṇḍu-leṇa cave inscriptions.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kapura in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J.Presl from the Lauraceae (Laurel) family having the following synonyms: Camphora officinarum, Laurus camphora. For the possible medicinal usage of kapura, 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.

Kapura in the Marathi language, ibid. previous identification.

Kapura [କପୂରା] in the Odia language is the name of a plant identified with Limnophila indica (L.) Druce from the Plantaginaceae (Plantain) family having the following synonyms: Hottonia indica, Limnophila gratioloides.

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

1) Kapura in India is the name of a plant defined with Cinnamomum camphora in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Camphora camphora (L.) H. Karst., nom. inval., tautonym (among others).

2) Kapura is also identified with Ehretia laevis It has the synonym Bourreria laevis (Roxb.) G. Don (etc.).

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

· Systema Vegetabilium (1825)
· Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen (1830)
· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (1864)
· Journal of the College of Science, Imperial University of Tokyo (1906)
· A General History of the Dichlamydeous Plants (1938)
· Icones plantarum formosanarum nec non et contributiones ad floram formosanam. (1913)

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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

kāpūra (कापूर).—m (karpūra S) Camphor. cōḷalā kā0 nāsatō An affair is damaged by much dwelling upon it.

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

kāpūra (कापूर).—m Camphor.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kapūra (कपूर) [Also spelled kapur]:—(nm) camphor.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kapura (ಕಪುರ):—[noun] the tree Ehretia laevis of Ehretiaceae family; Nilagiri ivory wood.

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Kāpura (ಕಾಪುರ):—[noun] a setting up of a house (as by a man with his family in a new place).

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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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