Anucara: 15 definitions

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Anucara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Anucara (अनुचर).—A god of the Haritagaṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 84.
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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

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

anucara : (m.) a follower; attendant.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: 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.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anucara (अनुचर).—

1) A companion, follower, attendant, servant; तेनानुचरेण धेनोः (tenānucareṇa dhenoḥ) R.2.4; आत्मानुचरस्य भावं जिज्ञासमाना (ātmānucarasya bhāvaṃ jijñāsamānā) 26,52; Me.3; विबुधानुचराः (vibudhānucarāḥ) Ms.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

Anucara (अनुचर).—m.

(-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. . Following, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 2, 4. Ii. m. 1. A servant, an attendant, [Pañcatantra] 68, 11. 2. A supporter, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 288. Iii. f. (ved. also ), 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.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Anucara (अनुचर):—(von car mit anu)

1) adj. nachgehend, folgend [Amarakoṣa 2, 8, 2, 39.] das obj. im gen.: tenānucareṇa dhenoḥ [Raghuvaṃśa 2, 4.] mit dem obj. componirt: ātmānucarasya bhāvaṃ jijñāsamānā [Raghuvaṃśa 2, 26.] —

2) m. a) Begleiter, Diener, pl. Gefolge [Amarakoṣa 3, 6, 11.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 496.] kathaṃ hyanucarāṃhitvā śatrumadhye palāyase [Duaupadīpramātha 8, 59.] mit dem gen. [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 3, 116.] [Hitopadeśa 17, 20.] [Meghadūta 3.] im comp.: vibudhānucarāśca ye [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 12, 47.] devānucarasya [Raghuvaṃśa 2, 52.] rājānucaraiḥ [Itihāsa] bei [ROSEN] zu [Ṛgveda 18, 1.] f. anucarī Dienerin: catvāri ca śatānyanucarīṇām [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 13, 5, 2, 1. 4, 27.] [Kātyāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 20, 1, 12. 5, 17. 6, 19. 20. 8, 25. 27.] anucarījātīya von demselben Geschlecht als die Dienerin [20, 2, 20.] anucarā [Rāmāyaṇa 6, 38, 14] : apsaraso mahendrānucarā daśa Am Ende eines adj. comp. (f. ā) — zum Begleiter habend, begleitet von —: dvyanucaro madhuparko bho iti [Kauśika’s Sūtra zum Atuarvaveda 90.] sutaṃ lakṣmaṇānucaram [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 24, 3.] lakṣmaṇānucaro rāmaḥ [4, 16, 10.] sumitrānucarā [2, 75, 14.] vivarānucaro granthirapsu budbudako yathā [Suśruta 1, 282, 5.] — b) die Folgestrophe, entsprechend der Eingangsstrophe (pratipad), bei gewissen gottesdienstlichen Recitationen: ā tvā rathaṃ yathotaya ( [Ṛgveda 8, 57, 1.]) idaṃ vaso sutamandha ( [2, 1.]) iti rāthaṃtarī pratipadrāthaṃtaro nucaraḥ [Aitareyabrāhmaṇa 8, 1.] [Aśvalāyana’s Śrautasūtrāni 5, 14. 18. 7, 6.]

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Anucara (अनुचर):—

1) f. ī [Spr. 2651.] —

2) a) [?Z. 2 The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 13, 5, 1, 9] gehört zu b. pārthasyānucarāḥ Gefolge so v. a. Partei [Rājataraṅgiṇī 5, 288.] anucarī Begleiterin, Dienerin [Aśvalāyana’s Śrautasūtrāni 10, 8, 11.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 20, 146.] — b) lies Folgestrophe.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Anucara (अनुचर):——

1) Adj. (f. ī) nachgehend , folgend [141,22.] —

2) m. — a) Begleiter , Diener. Pl. Gefolge. Am Ende eines adj. Comp. f. ā. — b) Folgestrophe.

3) f. ī Begleiterin , Dienerin. rījātīya Adj. [Kātyāyana’s Śrautasūtra 20,2,11.]

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Anucara (अनुचर) [Also spelled anuchar]:—(nm) an attendant; a hanger-on; follower; also ~[cārī] (nm).

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