Khura; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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khura : (nt.) 1. a razor; 2. hoof (of an animal).

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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.

—agga the hall of tonsure PvA. 53; —appa a kind of arrow D. I, 96; M. I, 429 (+vekaṇḍa); Vism. 381. —kosa razor-sheath Vism. 251, 255. —cakka a wheel, sharp as a razor J. IV, 3; —dhāra 1. carrying razors, said of the Vetaraṇī whose waters are like razors Sn. 674 (+tiṇha‹-› dhāra); J. V, 269; Vism. 163.—2. the haft of a razor, or its case Sn. 716 (°ûpama); Vism. 500; DhA. II, 257; —nāsa having a nose like a razor J. IV, 139; —pariyanta a disk as sharp as a razor, a butcher-knife D. I, 52 (=DA. I, 160; khura-nemi khura-sadisa-pariyanta), cp. °cakka; —māla N. of an ocean, in °samudda J. IV, 137; —mālī (f.)= prec. ibid.; —muṇḍa close-shaven Vin. I, 344; VvA. 207. Khuramuṇḍaṃ karoti to shave closely D. I, 98; S. IV, 344= A. II, 241; —bhaṇḍa the outfit of a barber, viz. khura, khura-silā, khura-sipāṭikā, namataka Vin. I, 249; II, 134, cp. Vin. Texts III, 138; —silā a whetstone Vin. II, 134; —sipāṭikā a powder prepared with s. gum to prevent razors from rusting Vin. II, 134. (Page 238)

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)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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.

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

Khura (खुर).—[khur-ka]

1) A hoof; रजःकणैः खुरोद्धूतैः (rajaḥkaṇaiḥ khuroddhūtaiḥ) R.1.85, 2.2; Ms.4.67.

2) A kind of perfume.

3) A razor.

4) The foot of a bed-stead.

Derivable forms: khuraḥ (खुरः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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