Dharmacarini, Dharmacāriṇī, Dharma-carini: 2 definitions


Dharmacarini 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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dharmacarini in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dharmacāriṇī (धर्मचारिणी).—

1) a wife.

2) a chaste or virtuous wife. cf. सह° (saha°); इयं चोर्वशी यावदायुस्तव सहधर्मचारिणी भवत्विति (iyaṃ corvaśī yāvadāyustava sahadharmacāriṇī bhavatviti) V.5.19/2.

Dharmacāriṇī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharma and cāriṇī (चारिणी).

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

1) Dharmacāriṇī (धर्मचारिणी):—[=dharma-cāriṇī] [from dharma-cārin > dharma > dhara] f. a female helpmate in the fulfilment of duties

2) [v.s. ...] an honest wife, a virtuous woman, [Vikramorvaśī v, 10/20; cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. saha-dharma-c).

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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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