Kuravaka: 8 definitions
Kuravaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, biology. 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.
Biology (plants and animals)Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)
Kuravaka in India is the name of a plant defined with Lawsonia inermis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Rotantha combretoides Bak. (among others).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (Lamarck) (1792)
· Dermatology Online Journal (2003)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Indian J. Pharmacol. (2009)
· Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters (4782)
· Flora of West Pakistan (1975)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Kuravaka, for example extract dosage, chemical composition, health benefits, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, side effects, have a look at these references.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Kuravaka, (=Sk. kuraṇṭaka Halāyudha, cp. kuraṇḍaka) N. of a tree, in ratta° J. I, 39 (=bimbijāla the red Amaranth tree). (Page 222)
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kuravaka (कुरवक).—A species of amaranth; [Barlaria Prionitis Linn] It is a handsome shrub. Kālidāsa describes the plant as कान्तामुखद्युति (kāntāmukhadyuti) (cf. Ṛs. 6.18). Modern scientists describe it as a lipped flower referring to the form of its petals. कुरवका रवकारणतां ययुः (kuravakā ravakāraṇatāṃ yayuḥ) R.9.29; Meghadūta 8; Ṛtusaṃhāra 6.18. -वम् (vam) (bam), -व (va)(ba) कम् (kam) The flower of this tree; चूडापाशे नवकुरवकम् (cūḍāpāśe navakuravakam) Meghadūta 67; प्रत्याख्यातविशेषकं कुरवकं श्यामावदातारुणम् (pratyākhyātaviśeṣakaṃ kuravakaṃ śyāmāvadātāruṇam) M.3.5.
Derivable forms: kuravakaḥ (कुरवकः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Having a bad voice, making a disagreeable sound. m.
(-kaḥ) 1. A purple sort of Jhinti or Barleria. 2. A crimson species of amaranth. E. ku bad, rava to sound, kvan aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kuravaka (कुरवक).—[kurava + ka], I. m. 1. A crimson species of amaranth. 2. A purple sort of Barleria, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 6, 18. Ii. n. The flower of these plants, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 6, 31.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kuravaka (कुरवक):—[ku-ravaka] (kaḥ) 1. m. A purple sort of barleria. a. Having a bad voice.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Kuravaka (ಕುರವಕ):—[noun] = ಕುರವ [kurava].
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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Search found 11 books and stories containing Kuravaka, Ku-ravaka; (plurals include: Kuravakas, ravakas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)
Harshacharita (socio-cultural Study) (by Mrs. Nandita Sarmah)
Kuntaka’s evaluation of Sanskrit literature (by Nikitha. M)
6. Gāthāsaptaśatī in Kuntaka’s treatment < [Chapter 6 - Kuntaka’s assessment of Verses Cited in Śatakas and Anthologies]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 50 - Śukra learns Mṛtasañjīvanī lore < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)