Khaira, Khairā: 5 definitions


Khaira means something in Marathi, 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 Khair.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

khairā (खइरा).—See under khai.

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khaīra (खईर).—See under khai.

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khāirā (खाइरा).—a (Poetry khāṇēṃ) That eats. Ex. kōṇa tū pālē khāirā?

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khaira (खैर).—m (khadira S) A tree, Mimosa catechu. Rox. Acacia catechu. Grah.

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khaira (खैर).—f ( P) Welfare, weal, well-being. 2 Well, good, good condition or order of things outward. khaira āhē It is well; all is well. 3 Graciousness or goodness (as of God).

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khairā (खैरा).—m A blight attacking jōndhaḷā, bājarī &c.

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khairā (खैरा).—a (khadira S through H) Dark brown. 2 White sprinkled with red: also red sprinkled with white. 3 Of different colors--eyes: also having eyes of different colors. 4 Of mixed color, piebald. Note. Of the above variety, although, in part and in whole, firmly contended for, yet let the learner rest with the sense at the outset.

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

khaira (खैर).—m A tree. f Welfare. Goodness!

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khairā (खैरा).—a Dark-brown; of different col- ors. m A blight attacking cereals.

context information

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

1) Khaira (खैर) [Also spelled khair]:—(nm) catechu.

2) Khaira (खैर) [Also spelled khair]:—(nf) well-being; welfare; (ind) well, all-right; ~[khvāha] a well-wisher; well-wishing; ~[khvāhī] well-wishing, benevolence; ~[sallā] does not matter (e.g. [kāma ho jāye to ṭhīka nahī to khairasallā]).

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Khaira (खैर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Khadira.

2) Khaira (खैर) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Khādira.

3) Khāira (खाइर) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Khādira.

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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

Khaira (ಖೈರ):—

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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Khaira (ಖೈರ):—[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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