Kamacara, Kāmacāra, Kāmacara, Kama-cara: 9 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Kamacara 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Kamachara.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Kāmacāra (कामचार).—Option; permission to do as desired liberty of applying any of the rules of grammar that present themselves; cf. तत्र कामचारो गृह्यमाणेन वा विभक्तिं विशेषयितुं अङ्गेन वा (tatra kāmacāro gṛhyamāṇena vā vibhaktiṃ viśeṣayituṃ aṅgena vā) M. Bh. on P.I.1.27 Vārt. 6.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kāmacara (कामचर) or Kāmacāra (कामचार).—a. moving freely or unrestrained, wandering at will; सर्वेषु लोकेष्वकामचारो भवति (sarveṣu lokeṣvakāmacāro bhavati) Bṛ. Up.7.25.2; नारदः कामचरः (nāradaḥ kāmacaraḥ) Ku.1.5.

Kāmacara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāma and cara (चर).

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Kāmacāra (कामचार).—a. unchecked, unrestrained. (-raḥ) 1 unrestrained motion.

2) independent or wilful action, wantonness; न कामचारो मयि शङ्कनीयः (na kāmacāro mayi śaṅkanīyaḥ) R.14.62.

3) one's will or pleasure, free will; अव्यपवृक्ते कामचारः (avyapavṛkte kāmacāraḥ) Mahābhārata on Śiva Sūtra 3.4. कामचारानुज्ञा (kāmacārānujñā) Sk.; Ms.2.22.

4) sensuality.

5) selfishness.

Kāmacāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāma and cāra (चार).

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

Kāmacāra (कामचार).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rī-raṃ) Following one’s own pleasure, unchecked, unrestrained. m.

(-raḥ) Following one’s own wishes or pleasure, sensuality, selfishness. E. kāma, and cāra practice.

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

Kāmacara (कामचर).—[kāma-car + a], adj. One who comes by his own free will. Mahābhārata 4, 222.

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Kāmacāra (कामचार).—i. e. kāma -car + a, I. adj. Going as one lists, Mahābhārata 13, 4175. Ii. m. Free will, intention, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 2, 162.

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Kāmācāra (कामाचार).—adj. following one’s own will, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 200, 8. Sadācāra i. e.

Kāmācāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāma and ācāra (आचार).

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

Kāmacara (कामचर).—[feminine] ī = kāmaga; [abstract] tva [neuter]

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Kāmacāra (कामचार).—1. [masculine] free motion or action. cāratas [adverb] intentionally.

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Kāmacāra (कामचार).—2. [adjective] moving or acting freely.

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

1) Kāmacara (कामचर):—[=kāma-cara] [from kāma] mf(ī)n. moving freely, following one’s own pleasure, unrestrained, [Mahābhārata]

2) Kāmacāra (कामचार):—[=kāma-cāra] [from kāma] mf(ā)n. moving freely, following one’s own pleasure, unrestrained, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] m. free unrestrained motion, independent or spontaneous action

4) [v.s. ...] the following one’s own desires, sensuality, selfishness, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Yājñavalkya ii, 162; Kathāsaritsāgara] [commentator or commentary] on [Pāṇini 1-4, 96; Raghuvaṃśa]

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

Kāmacāra (कामचार):—[kāma-cāra] (raḥ-rī-raṃ) a. Idem.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Kāmacara (कामचर):—(kāma + cara) adj. sich frei, ungehemmt bewegend: ihāhamicchāmi tavānaghāntike vastuṃ yathā kāmacarastathā vibho [Mahābhārata 4, 222.] Davon nom. abstr. caratva n. [Geschichte des Vidūṣaka 148.]

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Kāmacāra (कामचार):—(kāma + cāra)

1) adj. f. ā sich frei bewegend, ungehemmt zu Werke gehend [Mahābhārata 13, 4175.] yatra śakro varṣati sarvakāmānyatra striyaḥ kāmacārā bhavanti [4868.] —

2) m. freie —, ungehemmte Bewegung; freies, selbstbestimmtes, absichtliches Verfahren [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 2, 2, 3, 2. 3, 4, 1.] [Chāndogyopaniṣad 7, 25, 2.] kāmacāre im Gegens. zu akāmatas [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 2, 162.] mumoca kāmacārāya rākṣasaṃ saḥ [Kathāsaritsāgara 18, 398.] anvavasarga = kāmacārānujñā [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 1, 4, 96,] [Scholiast] kalyāṇabuddheratha vā tavāyaṃ na kāmacāro mayi śaṅkanīyaḥ [Raghuvaṃśa 14, 62.] das Fröhnen seiner Lust: taṃ cedabhyudiyātsūryaḥ śayānaṃ kāmacārataḥ [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 2, 220.]

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Kāmacara (कामचर):—adj. (f. ī) [Rāmāyaṇa 7, 78, 9.] subst. f. ī Nomen proprium einer der Mütter im Gefolge Skanda's [Mahābhārata 9, 2641.]

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Kāmacāra (कामचार):—

2) prāgupanayanātkāmacāraḥ kāmavādaḥ kāmabhakṣaḥ [GAUTAMA] in [Mitākṣarā III, 58,b,11.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Kāmacara (कामचर):——

1) Adj. (f. ī) sich frei , ungehemmt bewegend , nur seinem eigenen Willen folgend. Nom.abstr. tva n. [Kathāsaritsāgara 18,216.] —

2) f. ī Nomen proprium einer der Mütter im Gefolge Skanda's.

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Kāmacāra (कामचार):—1. m.

1) freie — , ungehemmte Bewegung [Mitākṣarā 1,1,a,13.] freies , selbstbestimmtes , absichtliches Verfahren. reṇa ad libitum Comm. zu [Prātiśākhya] —

2) das Fröhnen seiner Lust.

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Kāmacāra (कामचार):—2. Adj. (f. ā) sich frei bewegend , ungehemmt zu Werke gehend.

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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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