Sharaba, Śarāba: 5 definitions


Sharaba means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Śarāba can be transliterated into English as Saraba or Sharaba, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Sharab.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śarāba (शराब).—m ( A) Vinous or spirituous liquor.

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sarāba (सराब).—m (Better śarāba) Vinous or spirituous liquor.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

śarāba (शराब).—m Spirituous liquor.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Śarāba (शराब) [Also spelled sharab]:—(nf) wine, spirit, liquor; ~[khānā] a bar, wine shop; ~[khora] a drunkard, boozy; ~[khorī] addiction to liquor, habitual drinking; —[kā daura calanā] to booze, to have a bout of drinking; —[banānā] to brew.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Śarāba (शराब) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sarāva.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saraba (ಸರಬ):—[noun] (correctly, ಶರಬ [sharaba]) a very fabulous mythological animal having eight legs, believed to overpower lions and elephants.

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Saraba (ಸರಬ):—[noun] = ಸರಬು [sarabu].

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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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