Krakara: 11 definitions

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Krakara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Krakara (क्रकर) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “snipe”. The meat of this animal is part of the māṃsavarga (‘group of flesh’), which is used throughout Ayurvedic literature. The animal Krakara is part of the group of birds named Vartakādi, which is a sub-group of Viṣkira, refering to “birds similar to common quail who eat while scattering the gains”. It was classified by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic properties of the substance.

Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume I

Krakara (क्रकर)—Sanskrit word for a bird, corresponding to “swamp partridge”, “kayar” (Francolinus gularis), Mh. kṛkara. This animal is from the group called Viṣkira (which scatter). Viṣkira itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Jāṅghala (living in high ground and in a jungle).

The flesh of the Krakara or of the Upachakra is light, pleasant (palatable), spermatopoietic, and appetising. It subdues the Vāyu and Pittam and improves the intellect.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Krakara (क्रकर).—

1) A kind of partridge.

2) A saw.

3) A poor man.

4) A disease.

Derivable forms: krakaraḥ (क्रकरः).

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

Krakara (क्रकर).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. A sort of partridge, called Kaer, (perdix sylvatica;) also kṛkara. 2. A thorny plant, vulgarly Karil: see karīra. 3. A saw. 4. A poor man. E. kra an imitative sound, kara what makes.

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

Krakara (क्रकर).— (based on an imitative sound), m. A sort of partridge, Perdix sylvatica, [Suśruta] 1, 73, 1.

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

1) Krakara (क्रकर):—[from krakaṇa] m. idem, [Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] (See also -tva)

3) [v.s. ...] (= krakaca) Ardea virgo, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] the plant Capparis aphylla, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] a saw, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] a poor man, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] disease, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Krakara (क्रकर):—(raḥ) 1. m. A sort of partridge (Perdrix silvatica); a saw; a thorny plant; a poor man.

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

Krakara (क्रकर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kayara.

[Sanskrit to German]

Krakara 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Krakara (ಕ್ರಕರ):—

1) [noun] = ಕ್ರಕಚ [krakaca]1 -1; 2) a kind of partridge.

2) [noun] the plant Capparis decidua ( = C. aphylla) of Capparaceae family; caper shrub.

3) [noun] a man living in complete poverty; a destitute.

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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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