Apcara, Ap-cara: 9 definitions

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Apcara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Apchara.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Apcara (अप्चर) refers to the “aquatic” classification of meat (māṃsa) according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—The text [māṃsa-prakaraṇa] says the three fold division of meat [such as aquatic (apcara)...]. Aquatic animals include different types of fishes like rohita, gargara, bhīru, bāla, barbarā, chāgalaka, raktamatsya, māhiṣa, bilāhvaya, cārūṣaka, alamosā and varṇavaśa are mentioned. The properties of fishes found in acrid water (kṣārāmbumatsya), fish found in wells (kaupādimatsya) and those found in sea (sāmudramatsya) are also well detailed herein.

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Apcara (अप्चर):—Animals which have made water as primary habitat or animals which resides in water comes under apacara category, it Includes those which swim about in water. Exp - Swan, Pheasant, Crane, Kingfisher etc.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apcara (अप्चर).—an aquatic animal. त्रीण्याद्यान्याश्रितास्त्वेषां मृगगर्ताश्रयाऽप्सराः (trīṇyādyānyāśritāstveṣāṃ mṛgagartāśrayā'psarāḥ) Ms. 7.72. See [apsaraḥ. -patiḥ 1] 'Lord of waters', Name of Varuṇa.

2) the ocean.

Derivable forms: apcaraḥ (अप्चरः).

Apcara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ap and cara (चर). See also (synonyms): apsara.

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

Apcara (अप्चर).—[ap-cara], adj., f. , Living in water, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 72.

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

Apcara (अप्चर).—[masculine] aquatic animal (lit. moving in the water).

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

Apcara (अप्चर):—[=ap-cara] [from ap] m. an aquatic animal, [Manu-smṛti vii, 72.]

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

Apcara (अप्चर):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-raḥ) An aquatic animal; (a reading of doubtful correctness in Loiseleur Deslongchamps' ed. of Manu 7. 72.; the other editions and the Mss. of the E. I. H. read instead of it, apsara). E. ap and cara.

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Apcara in German

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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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