Kurukuru: 4 definitions


Kurukuru means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Kurukuru in Papua New Guinea is the name of a plant defined with Imperata cylindrica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Calamagrostis lagurus (L.) Koeler (among others).

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

· The Grasses of Mauritius and Rodriguez (1940)
· Enumeratio Plantarum Zeylaniae (1864)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1983)
· Öfversigt af Förhandlingar: Kongl. Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademien (1855)
· Journal of Japanese Grassland Science (1991)
· Mémoires de l’Académie des Sciences, Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres de Toulouse (1788)

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[Sanskrit to German]

Kurukuru 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Kurukuru (कुरुकुरु) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kurukurā.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kurukuru (ಕುರುಕುರು):—[noun] = ಕುರುಕುರಿ [kurukuri].

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Kurukuru (ಕುರುಕುರು):—[noun] = ಕುರುಂಕುರುಂ [kurumkurum].

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Kuṟukuṟu (ಕುಱುಕುಱು):—[adverb] = ಕುಱುಕುಱುಂ [kurukurum].

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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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