Canca, aka: Cañca; 5 Definition(s)


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

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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cāñca (चांच).—a Smart. n Pirates.

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

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

Cañca (चञ्च).—m., acc. to Chin. box, but acc. to Tibetan gab tse, defined in all Tibetan Dictt. as a tablet used in divination; BR Korb (accepting Chin. ?): Mvy 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), n. of a brahman girl who falsely accused Buddha: Laṅk 240.12; MSV i.161.1 ff.; 212.10.

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