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chakra

[chuhk-ruh] /ˈtʃʌk rə/
noun, Yoga.
1.

cakra

or chakra

[chuhk-ruh] /ˈtʃʌk rə/
noun, Yoga.
1.
any of the points of spiritual power located along the body, usually given as six in number. The points are personified by gods and can be released through the proper exercises.
Origin of cakra
< Sanskrit: literally, wheel
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  • It need scarce be said that that man was chakra, the Coromantee.

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  • Some regard the chakra mudra as sufficient on occasions of emergency.

  • About the death of either one chakra had not felt the slightest apprehension—nor would he even had an investigation arisen.

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  • She is then branded with the emblems of the chank and chakra.

  • The interruption was caused by a sound proceeding from the little clump of bushes close to where chakra stood.

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  • chakra, the myal-man, was suspected of causing their deaths.

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  • The body of Loftus Vaughan lay upon the bamboo bedstead, just as chakra had left it.

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  • Only me tell what to do; and trust me, chakra, I shall follow your advice.

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British Dictionary definitions for chakra

chakra

/ˈtʃækrə; ˈtʃʌkrə/
noun
1.
(in yoga) any of the seven major energy centres in the body
Word Origin
C19: from Sanskrit cakra wheel, circle
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Word Origin and History for chakra
n.

1888 in yoga sense, from Sanskrit cakra "circle, wheel," from PIE root *kwel- "wheel" (see cycle (n.)).

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