Thira: 6 definitions


Thira means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Thir.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

Thira in India is the name of a plant defined with Glinus oppositifolius in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Mollugo serrulata Sond. (among others).

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

· Annalen des Wiener Museums der Naturgeschichte (1836)
· Phytochemistry
· Phytotherapy Research (2001)
· Systema Naturae (1759)
· Glimpses of Cytogenetics in India (1992)
· Species Plantarum (1753)

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

thira : (adj.) firm; solid; lasting.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Thira, (adj.) (Vedic sthira, hard, solid; from sthā or Idg. ster (der. of stā) to stand out=to be stiff; cp. Gr. stereόs; Lat. sterilis (sterile=hardened, cp. Sk. starī); Ohg. storrēn, Nhg. starr & starren, E. stare; also Lat. strenuus) solid, hard, firm; strenuous, powerful J. I, 220; IV, 106 (=daḷha); Miln. 194 (thir-âthira-bhāva strength or weakness); VvA. 212 (id.), 35 (=thāmavant); Sdhp. 321. (Page 309)

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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

thira (थिर) [or थिरथिर, thirathira].—ind The sound uttered in driving goats.

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thīra (थीर).—a (Poetry and vulgar. sthira S) Calm, quiet, gentle, still--wind, sea, water: assuaged--an epidemic, a popular commotion, a quarrel: composed, sober, steady, grave--a person or an animal. See sthira.

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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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Thira (थिर) [Also spelled thir]:—(a) stable; static; tranquil; hence ~[] (nf).

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Thira (थिर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Sthira.

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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.

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