Dushcarita, Duścarita, Dus-carita, Dukcarita: 4 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Duścarita can be transliterated into English as Duscarita or Dushcarita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Dushcharita.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Duścarita (दुश्चरित).—a. wicked, ill-behaved, abandoned. (-tam) misbehaviour, ill-conduct; तथा दुश्चरितं सर्वं वेदे त्रिवृति मज्जति (tathā duścaritaṃ sarvaṃ vede trivṛti majjati) Ms.11.263.

Duścarita is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dus and carita (चरित).

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

Duścarita (दुश्चरित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Misbehaving, abandoned, wicked. m.

(-taṃ) Misbehaviour, ill conduct, wickedness. E. dur and carita conduct.

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

Duścarita (दुश्चरित).—1. [neuter] misbehaviour, wickedness, folly.

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Duścarita (दुश्चरित).—2. [adjective] misbehaving, wicked.

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

1) Duścarita (दुश्चरित):—[=duś-carita] [from duś > dur] n. (duś-) misbehaviour, misdoing, ill-conduct, wickedness, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā iv, 28; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] [plural] ([Buddhist literature]) the 10 chief sins (viz. murder, theft, adultery, lying, calumny, lewdness, evil speech, covetousness, envy, heresy; cf. [Monier-Williams’ Buddhism 126])

3) [v.s. ...] mfn. misbehaving, wicked, [Kathāsaritsāgara] (also tin, [Lāṭyāyana iv, 3, 10]).

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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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