Carca, Carcā: 13 definitions



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Alternative spellings of this word include Charcha.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

1) Carcā (चर्चा).—Splitting up of a word into its component parts, which is generalty shown in the Padaptha by अवग्रहं (avagrahaṃ) (S). The word, hence means पदपाठ (padapāṭha) or recital by showing separately the constitutent words of the Samhita or the running text of the Veda. The word is used almost in the same sense in the Mahabhasya in respect of showing the words of a sutra separately; cf. न केवलानि चर्चापदानि व्याख्यानं वृद्धिः आत् ऐजिति । किं तर्हि । उदाहरणं प्रत्युदाहरणं वाक्याध्याहारः इत्येतत्समुदितं व्याख्यानं भवति (na kevalāni carcāpadāni vyākhyānaṃ vṛddhiḥ āt aijiti | kiṃ tarhi | udāharaṇaṃ pratyudāharaṇaṃ vākyādhyāhāraḥ ityetatsamuditaṃ vyākhyānaṃ bhavati) M.Bh. on Mahesvara Sutra 1 Wart. 6l ;

2) Carcā.—A repeated word; cf. इतिकरणात् पुरतो यत् पुनः पदवचनं तत् चर्चाशब्देनोच्यते (itikaraṇāt purato yat punaḥ padavacanaṃ tat carcāśabdenocyate). Uvvata on V. Pr. III.20;

3) Carcā.—A discussion or a debate where consideration is given to each single word; cf. प्रर्यायशब्दानां लाघवगौरवचर्चा नाद्रियते (praryāyaśabdānāṃ lāghavagauravacarcā nādriyate) Par. Sek. Pari. 115.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

carcā (चर्चा).—f (S) Cursory or incidental expression, mention. 2 Rumor. 3 Reciting the feats and achievements (esp. of the Avatars). 4 Idle slander. 5 Anointing. 6 (Tsarisa.) Alternate recitation, by two parties, of the feet, lines, stanzas &c. of a poem; responsive singing of a chorus. Hence any emulative contest.

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

carcā (चर्चा).—f Cursory or incidental expression, mention. Rumour. Disquisition.

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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

Carca (चर्च).—[carc-ac] Considering, deliberation.

Derivable forms: carcaḥ (चर्चः).

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Carcā (चर्चा).—

1) Repetition, recitation, study, repeated reading, perusal.

2) Discussion, inquiry, investigation; आवर्जितैः स निखिलैरधिकोत्कोचचर्चया (āvarjitaiḥ sa nikhilairadhikotkocacarcayā) Rāj. T.5.34; आबद्धपङ्क्तयश्चर्चामुच्चलाश्रयिणीं व्यधुः (ābaddhapaṅktayaścarcāmuccalāśrayiṇīṃ vyadhuḥ) ibid. 7.1463.

3) Reflection.

4) Smearing the body with unguents; अङ्गचर्चामरचयम् (aṅgacarcāmaracayam) K.157; श्रीखण्डचर्चा विष (śrīkhaṇḍacarcā viṣa) ... Gīt.9.

5) An epithet of the goddess Durgā,

See also (synonyms): carcikā.

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

Carcā (चर्चा).—f.

(-rcā) 1. Reflexion, consideration, the exercise of judgment or deliberation. 2. Cleaning the person with fragrant unguents, 3. Inquiry, investigation. 4. A name of the goddess Durga. E. carc to read, &c. affixes ac and ṭāp also carcikā &c.

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

Carcā (चर्चा).—f. 1. Cleaning the person with fragrant unguents, [Gītagovinda. ed. Lassen.] 9, 10. 2. Smearing, anointing. 3. Applying, practice, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 303.

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

Carcā (चर्चा).—[feminine] repetition (also carcana); unguent, ointment; the being penetrated by, thought, care, or talk of ([genetive] or —°).

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

1) Carca (चर्च):—[from carc] m. ‘repeating over in thought’, considering deliberation, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc. [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) Carcā (चर्चा):—[from carca > carc] a f. ([Pāṇini 3-3, 105]; [gana] ukthādi) repetition of a word (in reciting the Veda, [especially] while adding iti), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā-prātiśākhya; Atharvaveda-prātiśākhya; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

3) [v.s. ...] = rca (with [genitive case] or ifc.), [Naiṣadha-carita v, 38; Siṃhāsana-dvātriṃśikā or vikramāditya-caritra, jaina recension; Hitopadeśa]

4) [v.s. ...] talking about (in [compound]), [Rājataraṅgiṇī v, 303]

5) [v.s. ...] discussion, [vii, 1476; viii, 3342; Bhojaprabandha 213/214]

6) [v.s. ...] alternate recitation of a poem by two persons, [Horace H. Wilson]

7) [v.s. ...] inquiry, [Horace H. Wilson]

8) [v.s. ...] unguent laid on [Kāvyādarśa ii, 104; Gīta-govinda ix, 10]

9) [v.s. ...] Durgā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [from carc] b f. of rca q.v.

11) c rcāya, rci, etc. See √carc.

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

Carcā (चर्चा):—(rcā) 1. f. Reflexion; inquiry; perfuming the person; Durgā.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Carca (चर्च) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Caṃpa, Cacca, Cattā.

[Sanskrit to German]

Carca 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Carca (चर्च) [Also spelled charch]:—(nm) a church.

2) Carcā (चर्चा) [Also spelled charcha]:—(nf) mention; discussion; rumour; —[honā] to take air, to be talked about.

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