Kuruba: 2 definitions

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Kuruba means something in the history of ancient India. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Kuruba (“sheep-shears”) is the name of an insignia engraved on the handle of a ladle that is carried round among the Holeyas (field labourers). There are customs remaining which seem to indicate that the Holeya people were once masters of the land..

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kuruba (ಕುರುಬ):—

1) [noun] a man who herds and takes care of sheep; a shepherd.

2) [noun] the caste of shepherds.

3) [noun] a slow-witted, foolish man.

4) [noun] an old experienced man.

5) [noun] ಕುರುಬನ ಮಂದೆಯನ್ನು ತೋಳ ಕಾದ ಹಾಗೆ [kurubana mamdeyannu tola kada hage] kurubana mandeyannu tōḷa kāda hāge (prov.) (proverbial simile, as) making a goat one’s gardener.

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Kuṟuba (ಕುಱುಬ):—

1) [noun] a man who herds and takes care of sheep; a shepherd.

2) [noun] the caste of shepherds.

3) [noun] a slow-witted, foolish man.

4) [noun] an old experienced man.

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Kuṟuba (ಕುಱುಬ):—[noun] one who makes pottery; a potter.

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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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