Acarin, Ācārin, Ācarin: 6 definitions


Acarin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Acharin.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ācārin (आचारिन्) refers to “following the conventions (of the world)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.51 (“The resuscitation of Kāma”).—Accordingly, after the Gods spoke to Kāma: “[...] Śiva according to the conventions of the world (bhava-ācārin) performed the customary rites. Taking leave of Menā and the mountain He came to the audience hall. O sage, there was great jubilation then. Sounds of Vedic chants rose up. People played on the four kinds of musical instruments. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Ācarin, (adj.-n.) (fr. ā + car) treaching, f. ācarinī a female teacher Vin.IV, 227 (in contrast to gaṇa & in same sense as ācariya m. at Vin.IV, 130), 317 (id.). (Page 96)

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Ācārin, (adj. n.) (fr. ācāra) of good conduct, one who behaves well A.I, 211 (anācārī viratā l. 4 fr. bottom is better read as ācārī virato, in accordance with v. l.). (Page 96)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ācārin (आचारिन्).—a. [ācār-ṇini, ācāra-ini vā] Following established customs.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ācārin (आचारिन्).—mfn. (-rī-riṇī-ri) Following established rites or practice. E. ācāra and ini aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ācārin (आचारिन्):—[from ā-car] mfn. following established practice, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ācārin (आचारिन्):—[ā-cārin] (rī-riṇī-ri) a. Practising, doing, observing.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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