Definition of chikara
1 or chinkara \chiŋˈ-, -inˈ-\ : the common gazelle (Gazella benettii) of India
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Origin and Etymology of chikara
Hindi cikārā, from Sanskrit chikkāra, a kind of antelope, probably of Dravidian origin; akin to Kannada cigari, cigare black antelope
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