Khura: 19 definitions
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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)
Khura (खुर) is a variation of Tin (Vaṅga), according to the Rasaprakāśasudhākara: a 13th century Sanskrit book on Indian alchemy, or, Rasaśāstra. It is considered superior over the other variation (miśra) and recommended for medicinal use. Tin itself is a metal (dhātu/loha) from the sub-group named Pūtiloha.
Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.
Ayurveda (science of life)
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.
Languages of India and abroad
khura : (nt.) 1. a razor; 2. hoof (of an animal).Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
1) Khura, 2 (Vedic kṣura, to kṣṇu, kṣṇoti to whet, kṣṇotra whetstone; cp. Gr. xnau/w scrape, cu/w shave, Lat. novacula razor. The Pali Dhtp (486) gives as meanings “chedana & vilekhana”) a razor Vin. II, 134; S. IV, 169 (tiṇha a sharp r.) DhA. II, 257.
2) Khura, 1 (Vedic khura) the hoof of an animal Vv 6410 (of a horse=turagānaṃ khuranipāta, the clattering of a horse’s hoof VvA. 279), cp. Sk. kṣura, a monkey’s claw Sp. AvŚ I. 236.
khura-kāse M. I, 446, read (with Neumann) for khura-kāye, “in the manner of dragging (kṛṣ) the hoofs. ” (Page 238)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
khura (खुर).—m S A hoof. See the derivative khūra.
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khurā (खुरा) [or ऱ्या, ṛyā].—m An instrument of farriers, goldsmiths, and other smiths, a sort of anvil. Otherwise called vaṭāṅga & sandhana. 2 (khurā, not khuṛyā) The heel (of a shoe or sandal).
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khūra (खूर).—m (khura S) A hoof. 2 A common term for the two divisions of a hoof. 3 A foot (of a bedstead, couch, teacady). 4 The knobs of earth upon the top of a cūla or cooking stove, also the angular turrets of the square enclosure in which the tuḷasī is planted, are severally calledkhūra. 5 (Or khurakī) The excrescence under the hoofs and the horny substance at the heels (of a calf at birth). Pr. jēthēṃ gāya vyālī tēthēñca khūra khāṇḍāvē Meet and overcome a trouble when and where it arises. ēka khurācā Of uncloven hoof, solidungulous; dōna khurācā Of cloven hoof.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
khura (खुर).—m A hoof.
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khūra (खूर).—m A hoof. A foot (of a couch, &c.). jēthēṃ gāya vyālī tēthēñca khūra khāṇḍāvē Meet and overcome a trouble when and where it arises.
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.
1) A hoof; रजःकणैः खुरोद्धूतैः (rajaḥkaṇaiḥ khuroddhūtaiḥ) R.1.85, 2.2; Manusmṛti 4.67.
2) A kind of perfume.
3) A razor.
4) The foot of a bed-stead.
Derivable forms: khuraḥ (खुरः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Khura (खुर).—(m.; = Pali and Sanskrit Lex. id.; MIndic for Sanskrit kṣura), razor: Mahāvastu iii.179.15; 270.11.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ) 1. A hoof, a horse’s hoof, &c. 2. A razor. 3. The foot of a bedstead; also kṣura 4. A sort of perfume, commonly Nak'hi, apparently a dried shell fish, and of the shape of a hoof. E. khur to cut, ran Unadi affix, the radical ra is dropped.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Khura (खुर).— (for kṣura, cf. kṣurapra), m. A hoof, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 31.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Khura (खुर).—[masculine] hoof, claw.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Khura (खुर):—[from khur] m. a hoof, horse’s hoof, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Manu-smṛti] etc. (ifc. f(ā). [gana] kroḍādi [Mahābhārata i; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]; once f(ī). , [i, 7, 38])
2) [v.s. ...] a particular part of the foot of a bedstead, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā lxxix]
3) [v.s. ...] a sort of perfume (dried shellfish shaped like a hoof), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] (for kṣura) a razor, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Khura (खुर):—(raḥ) 1. m. A razor; a horse’s hoof; foot of a bedstead; a hoof-shaped perfume.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Khura (खुर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Khura.
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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.
Khura (खुर) [Also spelled khur]:—(nm) hoof.
1) Khura (खुर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Khura.
2) Khura (खुर) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kṣura.
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.
Khura (ಖುರ):—[noun] the hard, horny part at the termination of foot of a horse, cattle, etc.; the hoof.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+101): Khuraa saani ajavaana, Khuraasaani oma, Khuraasaani-oma, Khurabana, Khurabeti, Khurabhanda, Khurabhighata, Khuraburata, Khuraca, Khuraca-padanem, Khuracakka, Khuracampa, Khuracana, Khuraci, Khurada, Khuradala, Khuradama, Khuradanem, Khuradara, Khuradekari.
Ends with (+8): Ashvakhura, Caukhura, Cimakhura, Davakhura, Dukhura, Dukkhura, Dvikhura, Ekakhura, Gokhura, Kharakhura, Khurakhura, Khurukhura, Krishnakhura, Manakhura, Mokhura, Mukhakhura, Pratikhura, Sakhura, Sukhura, Suvaladhikhura.
Full-text (+67): Ashvakhura, Khuranas, Khuraghata, Khurapadavi, Khurakshepa, Vaktrakhura, Khuralaka, Khurabhighata, Khuranasa, Mukhakhura, Gokhura, Kshura, Khulla, Yuyukkhura, Khuranyasa, Khuratrana, Khur, Pratikhura, Khurapra, Khuraka.
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Stupas in Orissa (Study) (by Meenakshi Chauley)
Minor Structural Stupas at Ratnagiri < [Chapter 4]
Minor Votive Stupas at Udayagiri < [Chapter 4]
The Vedhi Portion (of the Stupa) < [Chapter 4]
Jain Remains of Ancient Bengal (by Shubha Majumder)
Abandoned Temples/Structural Ruins Containing Sculptural Specimens < [Chapter 5 - Jaina Architectural and Sculptural Remains]
Jain Caumukha/Caumukhi or Caturmukhas < [Chapter 6 - Iconographic Study of Jaina Sculptural Remains]
Archaeological sites in Bankura District < [Chapter 4 - Distribution of Sites Yielding Jaina Remains]
Jainism in Odisha (Orissa) (by Ashis Ranjan Sahoo)
Jaina Antiquities at Bhubaneswar (Khordha) < [Chapter 3: Survey of Jaina Antiquities in Odisha]
Jaina Sculptures at Achutrajpur < [Chapter 3: Survey of Jaina Antiquities in Odisha]
Jaina Antiquities in Boudh District < [Chapter 3: Survey of Jaina Antiquities in Odisha]
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 2.21.23 < [Chapter 21 - The Rāsa-dance Pastime]
Vinaya (3): The Cullavagga (by T. W. Rhys Davids)
Cullavagga, Khandaka 5, Chapter 27 < [Khandaka 5 - On the Daily Life of the Bhikkhus]
Sripura (Archaeological Survey) (by Bikash Chandra Pradhan)
Vaisnava Temples (1): Laksmana Temple < [Chapter 2 - The Architectural Panorama]