Shikari, Śikarī: 6 definitions

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Shikari means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Shikari in the Oriya language is the name of a plant identified with Cordia macleodii (Griff.) Hook.f. & Thomson from the Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not) family having the following synonyms: Hemigymnia macleodii, Lithocardium macleodii, Gerascanthus macleodii. For the possible medicinal usage of shikari, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Shikari in India is the name of a plant defined with Cordia macleodii in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Gerascanthus macleodii (Hook.f. & Thomson) Borhidi (among others).

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

· Ethnobotany (2005)
· Calcutta Journal of Natural History and Miscellany of the Arts and Sciences in India (1843)
· Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany (1858)
· Acta Bot. Hung. (1988)

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śikarī (शिकरी).—f C A common term for the pitchercords of a waterwheel.

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śikārī (शिकारी).—f (śikēṃ) A cord tied around the neck or rim (of a vessel, basket &c.) as a sling-hold: a cord to tie on the pots of a rāhaṭagāḍagēṃ: a foot-loop or cord-ring for the feet of Palm-climbers. 2 A sling or a swing with a board-bottom.

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śikārī (शिकारी).—a ( P) Relating to hunting; a hunting man, beast, or bird.

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

śikārī (शिकारी).—a Relating to hunting; a hunt- ing man, beast, or bird.

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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

Śikārī (शिकारी):—(a and nm) hunting; a hunter, huntsman; —[kuttā] a hound; —[jānavara] an animal that kills others for food; -[pakṣī] a bird of prey.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śikāri (ಶಿಕಾರಿ):—

1) [noun] the act of a person or animal that hunts (either as a sport or for living).

2) [noun] a man who hunts; a hunter.

3) [noun] an animal hunted or killed for food by another animal or a person; a prey.

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Ṣikāri (ಷಿಕಾರಿ):—

1) [noun] the act of a person or animal that hunts (either as a sport or for living).

2) [noun] a man who hunts; a hunter.

3) [noun] an animal hunted or killed for food by another animal or a person; a prey.

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Sīkari (ಸೀಕರಿ):—

1) [noun] the state of being blackened from over heating.

2) [noun] that which is burned or reduced to charcoal.

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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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