Anucara: 19 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Anuchara.
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Anucara (अनुचर) refers to “attendants”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.30 (“The Celebration of Pārvatī’s Return”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] In the meantime the lord of mountains returned from the Gaṅgā. He saw the mendicant in the human form in his court-yard. On hearing the details from Menā he became very angry. He ordered his attendants (cakāra-anucara) to drive out the dancer. But, O excellent sage, none of them could push him out as he was hot to the touch like a blazing fire and very brilliant. [...]”.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Anucara (अनुचर).—A god of the Haritagaṇa.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 84.
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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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
anucara : (m.) a follower; attendant.
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
anucara (अनुचर) [or अनुचारी, anucārī].—m S A follower, dependent, retainer, servant. Ex. mī śrīrāmācā a0 || hanumanta nāmēṃ vāyukumara ||Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
anucara (अनुचर) [-cārī, -चारी].—m A follower, a dependent, a servant.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) A companion, follower, attendant, servant; तेनानुचरेण धेनोः (tenānucareṇa dhenoḥ) R.2.4; आत्मानुचरस्य भावं जिज्ञासमाना (ātmānucarasya bhāvaṃ jijñāsamānā) 26,52; Meghadūta 3; विबुधानुचराः (vibudhānucarāḥ) Manusmṛti 12.47. In comp. attended or followed by; वानर°, राक्षस° (vānara°, rākṣasa°) &c.
2) Following a spy (caramanugataḥ).
-rā, -rī 1 A female attendant.
2) A logical or due strophe.
Derivable forms: anucaraḥ (अनुचरः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Anucāra (अनुचार).—(?) only in cārānucāra-prayoga-nimittāni, Daśabhūmikasūtra [Page026-b+ 71] 45.28, in a list of signs and omens, perhaps omens derived from various manners of walking (cāra), see 1 anu, di- stributive [compound]?Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ) 1. A companion, a follower. 2. A servant. f. (-rī) A female companion. E. anu with or after, and cara to go, ṭa aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Anucara (अनुचर).—[anu-car-a], I. adj. f. rā. Following, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 2, 4. Ii. m. 1. A servant, an attendant, [Pañcatantra] 68, 11. 2. A supporter, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 288. Iii. f. rā (ved. also rī), A female servant, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 38, 14.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Anucara (अनुचर).—[feminine] ī going after, following. [masculine] attendant, servant (adj. —° [feminine] ā); [feminine] ī maid-servant.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Anucara (अनुचर):—[=anu-cara] [from anu-car] mf(ī)n. following, attending
2) [v.s. ...] m. companion, follower, servant
3) Anucarā (अनुचरा):—[=anu-carā] [from anu-cara > anu-car] f. (rarely ā) a female attendant.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Anucara (अनुचर):—[tatpurusha compound] 1. m. f. n.
(-raḥ-rī-ram) Going or coming after, following. 2. m. f.
(-raḥ-rī) 1) A follower, a companion.
2) A servant, an attendant. (The fem. form anucarā, if not the latter part of a [bahuvrihi compound] compound, is grammatically incorrect. E. car with anu, kṛt aff. ac; cara being ṭit or, according to some, car with anu, kṛt aff. ṭa.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Anucara (अनुचर):—[anu-cara] (raḥ) 1. m. A follower.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Anucara (अनुचर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṇuara.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Anucara (अनुचर) [Also spelled anuchar]:—(nm) an attendant; a hanger-on; follower; also ~[cārī] (nm).
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Aṇucara (अणुचर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Anucar.
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] following; pursuing; going after.
2) [adjective] serving; attending or waiting upon.
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1) [noun] a follower; a companion.
2) [noun] a person who assists or serves in a subordinate position; an assistant; a servant.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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