hira m. a band , strip , fillet (= {mekhalA}) ; ({a}) f. see next. 2 hIra m. a diamond a thunderbolt a serpent a lion a string of pearls (connected with 1. {hAra}) N. of Siva of the father of Harsha ({A}) f. a kind of ant or moth Gmelina Arbore N. of of Lakshmi of a woman Cat. m. n. a diamond a kind of metre