Kora, Kōra: 15 definitions


Kora means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, biology, Tamil. 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 Kor.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kora [ಕೊರ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Heynea trijuga Roxb. ex Sims from the Meliaceae (Neem) family having the following synonyms: Trichilia connaroides, Walsura trijuga, Heynea connaroides. For the possible medicinal usage of kora, 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) Kora in India is the name of a plant defined with Eleusine coracana in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cynosurus coracanus L. (among others).

2) Kora is also identified with Paspalum scrobiculatum It has the synonym Paspalum scrobiculatum var. velutinum Hack. (etc.).

3) Kora is also identified with Setaria italica It has the synonym Panicum elongatum Pursh, nom. illeg., non Panicum elongatum Salisb. (etc.).

4) Kora is also identified with Strychnos nux-vomica It has the synonym Strychnos spireana Dop (etc.).

5) Kora is also identified with Trichilia connaroides It has the synonym Walsura pubescens Kurz (etc.).

6) Kora in Ivory Coast is also identified with Acacia ataxacantha It has the synonym Acacia eriadenia Benth. (etc.).

7) Kora in Nigeria is also identified with Erythrophleum suaveolens It has the synonym Fillaea suaveolens Guill. & Perr. (etc.).

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

· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2004)
· Blumea (1985)
· Synopsis Plantarum Glumacearum (1855)
· Ceylon J. Sci., Biol. Sci. (1956)
· Cytologia (1987)
· Bulletin, Division of Agrostology United States Department of Agriculture (1897)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kora, for example chemical composition, health benefits, side effects, extract dosage, diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, have a look at these references.

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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

kōra (कोर).—f Edge or verge, the extreme or bounding line. 2 The edging (of a cloth) woven as a separate strip; gold-threaded tape &c. 3 m f (Like the line of the new moon.) A fourth of a cake of bread. 4 f pl The depressed line around the root of the nails: also inflammation and gathering there, paronychia. 5 A coin amounting to the third of a rupee. 6 Spite, malice, grudge. kōra dharaṇēṃ To pluck out the hairs of the forehead in a semi-circular line (in imitation of the crescent moon). A practice in shaving the head. kōrā- cīṃ agrēṃ n pl A formation of translators to render Horns or cuspides of the moon. And kōrācēṃ agra A horn or cuspis.

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kōrā (कोरा).—a New, just as made; i. e. unwritten, unwashed, unused, unoccupied--paper, pitchers, cloth, building, furniture. 2 fig. Unversed, unpractised, unhackneyed. 3 Unimproved, unprofited, unaltered (by a course of discipline, study &c.): unaugmented or unaffected--a stock or principal by traffic. Ex. hā bārā varṣēṃ paḍhata hōtā parantu kōrācē kōrā.

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

kōra (कोर).—f Edge. m f A fourth of a cake of bread.

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kōrā (कोरा).—a New, just as made; i. e. un- written–paper, unwashed–pitchers, unused–cloth, unoccupied–building. Fig. Unversed, practised. Unimprov- ed, unprofited (by a course of disci- pline, study &c.). Ex. hā bārā varṣēṃ paḍhata hōntā, parantu kōrācā kōrā.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kora (कोर).—[kul saṃstyāne ac lasya-raḥ Tv.]

1) A movable joint (as the fingers, the knees &c).

2) A bud; cf. कोरक (koraka).

Derivable forms: koraḥ (कोरः).

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

Kora (कोर).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. Union with little or no motion, as that of the fingers with another, amphiarthrosis. 2. A bud. E. kura sound, ghañ aff.

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

Kora (कोर).—m. 1. A flexible joint (as of the fingers). 2. A bud.

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

Kora (कोर).—[masculine] a movable joint.

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

1) Kora (कोर):—m. (√kur) a movable joint (as of the fingers, the knee, etc.), [Suśruta]

2) amphiarthrosis, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) a bud, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Kora (कोर):—(raḥ) 1. m. A bud; union without adhesion, as of the fingers.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kora 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

1) Kora (कोर) [Also spelled kor]:—(nf) edge; flange; border; —[kasara] deficiency; defect, drawback, flaw; ~[dāra] flanged; —[dabanā] to be under the pressure of.

2) Korā (कोरा):—(a) blank; unused, untouched; unwashed; brand new; fresh; unlettered; ~[pana] freshness; newness; virginity; -[ādarśavādī] a don Quixote; —[javāba] flat refusal; —[mūrkha] thoroughly stupid; —[lauṭanā] to return empty-handed; [korī kalpanā] cock and bull story; [korī bāteṃ] empty talks.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kora (ಕೊರ):—[noun] the indistinct sound in the throat, as caused by cold, grief, etc.

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Kora (ಕೊರ):—

1) [noun] the plant Walsura Epicedia ( = W. ternata) of Meliaceae family.

2) [noun] another plant of the same plant Walsura trijuga ( = Heynea trijuga) of Meliaceae family.

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Kōra (ಕೋರ):—

1) [noun] a boy or man as he is related to either or both parents; a male descendant; a son.

2) [noun] a young man.

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Kōra (ಕೋರ):—[adjective] = ಕೋರಾ [kora]3.

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Kōra (ಕೋರ):—[noun] = ಕೋರಾ [kora]4.

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Kōra (ಕೋರ):—

1) [noun] the condition or quality of being crooked.

2) [noun] the crooked part of any thing; a bend (as of a road).

3) [noun] a shape or form resembling the crescent moon.

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Kōra (ಕೋರ):—[noun] the tree Soymida febrifuga of Meliaceae family; bastard cedar; Indian redwood.

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Kōra (ಕೋರ):—[noun] an acute, infectious, communicable virus disease characterised by small, red spots on the skin, high fever, nasal discharge, etc. and occurring most frequently in childhood; rubella; measles.

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Kōrā (ಕೋರಾ):—

1) [adjective] being crooked; not straight; serpentine.

2) [adjective] cunning; deceiving.

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Kōrā (ಕೋರಾ):—

1) [noun] the condition or quality of being crooked; the crooked part of a thing; a bend (as of a road); a shape, form resembling the crescent moon.

2) [noun] a place where the converging sides or edges of something meet, forming an angular projection; a projecting angle or extremity; a corner.

3) [noun] the quality of not being straightforward; dishonesty; hypocrisy; cunningness.

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Kōrā (ಕೋರಾ):—

1) [adjective] (said of cloth, paper) new; not used.

2) [adjective] (said of cloth) not washed, bleached or sanforised.

3) [adjective] (said of paper) rough.

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Kōrā (ಕೋರಾ):—[noun] a piece of unbleached, new cloth.

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Kōrā (கோரா) noun < Marathi kōrā. [Telugu: K. kōrā.] Local usage

1. Unbleached cloth; சலவைசெய்யப்படாத ஆடை. [salavaiseyyappadatha adai.]

2. Undyed thread; சாயமிடாத நூல். [sayamidatha nul.]

3. Untamed horse, bull, etc.; பழக்கப்படாத புதிய குதிரைமுதலிய விலங்கு. [pazhakkappadatha puthiya kuthiraimuthaliya vilangu.]

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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