Canca, Cañca: 7 definitions


Canca means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Chancha.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cañca (चंच).—a Shrewd, clever, capable: also smart, brisk, active.

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cañca (चंच).—m C Close and scrutinizing inspection or examination.

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cañcā (चंचा).—f S A straw-stuffed figure of a man &c. as a scarecrow. 2 fig. A meagre and crippled person. (Whose hands and feet hang floppingly about like those of the man of straw.)

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cāñca (चांच).—a (Or cañca) Sharp, smart, apt;--esp. a child.

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cāñca (चांच).—n A band or body of the pirates termed cāñcā.

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cāñcā (चांचा).—m (Tsacha.) A tribe or an individual of it. They are pirates.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

cāñca (चांच).—a Smart. n Pirates.

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cāñcā (चांचा).—m A tribe. They are pirates.

context information

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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cañca (चञ्च).—[cañc-ac]

1) A basket.

2) A measure of length equal to 5 fingers पञ्चाङ्गुलं मानम् (pañcāṅgulaṃ mānam)).

-ñcā 1 Anything made of cane (as mat &c.).

2) A straw-man, doll.

3) puppet of grass or reed.

4) a contemptuous epithet of man; चञ्चापुरुषः (cañcāpuruṣaḥ) Śārṅg. P.23.

Derivable forms: cañcaḥ (चञ्चः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Cañca (चञ्च).—m., according to Chin. box, but according to Tibetan gab tse, defined in all Tibetan Dictt. as a tablet used in divination; [Boehtlingk and Roth] Korb (accepting Chin. ?): Mahāvyutpatti 5911; preceded by ṭaṅka, chisel, and followed by piṭharī, pot (in a list of implements and utensils). Cf. cañcu.

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Cañcā (चञ्चा).—(Pali Ciñcā), name of a brahman girl who falsely accused Buddha: Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 240.12; Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.161.1 ff.; 212.10.

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

Cañcā (चञ्चा).—f.

(-ñcā) 1. A mat, a stool, &c. made of reeds or basket work. 2. A puppet of grass or reeds, a man of straw. E. cañc to go, ac aff.

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

1) Cañca (चञ्च):—[from cañc] m. a basket, [Buddhist literature; cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Cañcā (चञ्चा):—[from cañca > cañc] a f. anything made of cane or reeds, basket-work, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] = ñcā-puruṣa, [Pāṇini 1-2, 52], [vArttika] 5, [Patañjali; Pāṇini 4 f.], [Patañjali] and, [Kāśikā-vṛtti]

4) [from cañc] b f. of ca q.v.

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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