Shibira, Śibira: 7 definitions
Shibira means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Śibira can be transliterated into English as Sibira or Shibira, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Śibira (शिबिर) is a Sanskrit word referring to a type of “awned grain” (śūkadhānya), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. The plant Śibira is part of the Śūkadhānyavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of awned grains”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant. Śibira is similar to Śyāmāka in properties, which it is said to be astringent-sweet and light in character. It also aggravates vāta and alleviates kapha and pitta. It is cold, constipating and absorbent.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
śibira (शिबिर).—n (S) A quarter or division of a camp; a separate encampment under the command of its immediate chieftain. 2 In popular apprehension. A tent.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
śibira (शिबिर).—n A division of a camp. A tent.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) A camp; विद्रुते शिबिरे शून्ये (vidrute śibire śūnye) Mb.9.3. 3.4; धृष्टद्युम्नः स्वशिबिरमयं याति सर्वे सहध्वम् (dhṛṣṭadyumnaḥ svaśibiramayaṃ yāti sarve sahadhvam) Ve.3.18; Śi. 5.68.
2) A royal camp or residence.
3) An intrenchment for the protection of an army.
4) A kind of grain.
Derivable forms: śibiram (शिबिरम्).
See also (synonyms): śivira.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śibira (शिबिर).—[neuter] royal camp or tent.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śibira (शिबिर):—[from śibi] n. (also written śivira) a royal camp or residence, tent in a royal camp, any tent, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] an entrenchment for the protection of an army, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
3) [v.s. ...] a sort of grain, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a tribe (?), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
5) [v.s. ...] ([probably]) [wrong reading] for divira, [Rājataraṅgiṇī v, 176.]
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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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Charaka Samhita (English translation) (by Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society)
Chapter 27a - The group of awned cereals (Shukadhanya—monocotyledons) < [Sutrasthana (Sutra Sthana)]
Manasara (English translation) (by Prasanna Kumar Acharya)
Part 5 - General survey (summary of contents) < [Preface]
The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)
Part 2 - Fort (durga) architecture in the Matsyapurāṇa < [Chapter 7 - Art and Architecture in the Matsyapurāṇa]
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
List of Mahabharata tribes (by Laxman Burdak)