Mora: 13 definitions
Mora means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, 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.
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India history and geography
Mora (मोर) is the name of a village mentioned in the “Vaḍavalī grant of Aparāditya I”. Mora, in which the donated field was situated, cannot also be identified now.
These copper plates (mentioning Mora) were in the possession of a blacksmith at Vaḍavalī near Ṭhāṇā. Its object is to record the grant, by Aparāditya, of the village Vaḍavalī in the Karakūṭa-viṣaya and also of a field in the village Mora in the Vareṭikā-viṣaya. It is dated on the fifteenth tithi of the bright fortnight of Kārttika in the Śaka year 1049, the cyclic year being Plavaṅga.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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.
Biology (plants and animals)
1) Mora in India is the name of a plant defined with Buchanania latifolia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices.
2) Mora in Philippines is also identified with Vetiveria zizanioides It has the synonym Echinochloa squarrosa (L.f.) Roem. & Schult. (etc.).
3) Mora in South America is also identified with Solanum nigrum It has the synonym Solanum nigrum Acerb. ex Dunal (etc.).
4) Mora in South and Central America is also identified with Lantana camara It has the synonym Camara aculeata f. crocea (Jacq.) Kuntze, Camara aculeata f. mista (L.) Kuntze (etc.).
5) Mora in Venezuela is also identified with Mora excelsa It has the synonym Dimorphandra guianensis (Schomburgk ex Benth. & Hook.f.) Baill. (etc.).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Pakistan Journal of Botany (1982)
· Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences (1981)
· Cell and Chromosome Research (1989)
· Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon (1931)
· Willdenowia (2002)
· Weed Sci., (1981)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Mora, for example extract dosage, side effects, diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, health benefits, chemical composition, have a look at these references.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
mora : (m.) a peacock.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Mora, (the contracted, regular P. form of *Sk. mayūra, viâ *ma-ūra›mora. See also Geiger, P. Gr. § 27 & Pischel, Prk. Gr. § 166.—Vedic only mayūrī f. pea-hen) a peacock J. II, 275 (°upasevin, see C. on this passage); VI, 218, 497; PvA. 142; DhA. I, 394. A peacock’s tail (sometimes used as a fan) is denoted in var. terms in cpds. , as mora-kalāpa DhA. I, 387; —piccha Vin. I, 186; —piñcha Vin. II, 130; —pīñja PvA. 142, 176; VvA. 147; —sikali (?) KhA 49; —hattha Vv 3344 (=mayūra-piñjehi kataṃ makasa-vījaniṃ); Pv III, 117. Perhaps also as morakkha “a peacock’s eye” at VbhA. 63 (morakkhaka loha, a kind of copper, grouped with pisācaloha). It is more likely however that morakkha is distorted fr. *mauryaka, patronymic of mura, a local (tribal) designation (cp. murala), then by pop. etym. connected with mora peacock. With this cp. Sk. moraka “a kind of steel” BR. (Page 542)
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.
mōra (मोर).—m n (mayūra S) A peacock. ēkā pisānēṃ mōra hōṇēṃ To endeavor to display finery or grandeur upon scanty means.
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mōrā (मोरा).—a Of white spots on a dark-red ground, grizzled--a beast.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
mōra (मोर).—m n A peacock. ēkā pisānēṃ mōra hōṇēṃ To display finery upon scanty means.
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mōrā (मोरा).—a Grizzled-a beast.
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.
Mora (मोर).—A peacock.
Derivable forms: moraḥ (मोरः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Mora (मोर).—m. (= Pali, Prakrit id. = Sanskrit mayūra), peacock: (prose) Mahāvastu ii.264.17; iii.256.1; (verses) Mahāvastu ii.202.15; iii.133.16; Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 47.8; Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 365.12; written maura, Mahāvastu ii.266.19 = 402.14 (in the latter v.l., text mora; verse); also in mora- hasta(ka), see mayūra-ha°.
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Mora (मोर) or Maura.—q.v.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mora (मोर):—m. a peacock (= mayūra), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Mora (मोर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Mora.
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.
Mora (मोर) [Also spelled mor]:—(nm) a peacock; ~[caṃdrikā] moon-like figure at the end of a peacock feather; ~[chala] a whisk made of peacock feather; ~[nī] a peahen; ~[paṃkha] a peacock-feather; ~[paṃkhī] of the colour of peacockfeather; ~[mukuṭa] a crown made of peacock feathers; pleasure-boat shaped on the pattern of peacock feathers.
Mora (मोर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Mora.
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.
Mora (ಮೊರ):—[noun] a kind of apparatus, made by interweaving strips of bamboo or made of metal, for winnowing; a winnow.
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Moṟa (ಮೊಱ):—[noun] a kind of apparatus, made by interweaving strips of bamboo or made of metal, used for winnowing; a winnow.
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Mōra (ಮೋರ):—[noun] the large bird Pavo cristatus of Phasianidae family, with a tuft on the head, with blue feathers, male of which has long, attractive tail (each feather having an eye-like spot), while the female has a relatively short tail, domesticaed as an ornamental bird; Indian peafowl or peacock.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+115): Mora branca, Mora de monte, Mora do mato, Mora excelsa, Mora Jataka, Mora Mhatara, Mora silvestre, Mora-kami, Mora-parivena, Morabba, Morabe, Morabela, Morabu, Moraca, Moracala, Moracanga, Moracarakkoti, Moracebandi, Moracela, Morachendya.
Ends with (+41): Adamora, Ako iremora, Akoiremora, Almora, Amora, Antamora, Antmora, Atmora, Baramora, Bhilmora, Bhimora, Bhui komora, Bilmora, Bismora, Black mora, Ceramora, Chalmora, Chulmora, Cimora, Coramora.
Full-text (+88): Ardhamatrika, Ardhamatra, Ardhanumatra, Ekamatra, Anumatra, Avagrahavirama, Tres-moras, Black mora, Raiz de moras, Sand mora, Moras, Red mora, Anias de moras, Goramora, Mayurahasta, Mora excelsa, Mayurahastaka, Zarza mora, Maura, Yerba mora.
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Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)
Text 1 < [Chapter 8 - Aṣṭama-yāma-sādhana (Rātri-līlā–prema-bhajana sambhoga)]
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Śrī Kṛṣṇa-vijaya (by Śrī Gunaraja Khan)
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