Carman; 2 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Charman.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Carman (चर्मन्), denoting ‘ hide ’ in general, is a common expression from the Rigveda onwards. The oxhide was turned to many uses, such as the manufacture of bowstrings, slings, and reins (see Go). It was especially often employed to place above the boards on which the Soma was pressed with the stones. It was possibly also used for making skin bags. Carmaṇya denotes leather-work generally in the Aitareya Brāhmaṇa.

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Carman (चर्मन्).—n. [car-manin Uṇ.4.144]

1) Skin (of the body).

2) Leather, hide; Ms.2.41,174.

3) The sense of touch.

4) A shield; Śi.18.21.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English 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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