Mora: 8 definitions



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Alternative spellings of this word include Mor.

India history and geogprahy

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

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.

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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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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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)

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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.]

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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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