Karakara, aka: Karakarā, Kārakara, Kara-kara; 7 Definition(s)
Karakara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Karakara (करकर) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.46.21) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Karakara) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Languages of India and abroad
Karakarā, (for kaṭakaṭā, q. v.) (adv.) by way of gnashing or grinding the teeth (cp. Sk. dantān kaṭakaṭāpya), i.e. severely (of biting) J. III, 203 (passage ought to be read as karakarā nikhāditvā). (Page 195)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
karakara (करकर).—f (Imit.) Any harsh, grating, disquieting sound;--the cawing of crows; the grating of a file, the creaking of doors &c. 2 Wrangling, brawling, squabbling. 3 Teasing and worrying persistence (in begging, scolding &c.)
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karakara (करकर) [or रां, rāṃ].—ad Imit. of the cawing of crows, of the grating of a file, of the gnashing of teeth, of any harsh, grating, or creaking sound. v vāja. Ex. rāvaṇa ka0 dānta khāta ||
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karākara (कराकर) [or रां, rāṃ].—ad Imit. of the sound in gnashing or grinding the teeth (as in chewing sugarcane, cucumbers &c.)Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
karakara (करकर).—f Any harsh, grating sound. Brawling. Teasing and worrying per- sistence. क. dānta cāvaṇēṃ To gnash one's teeth–as in sleep or in fury.
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karākara (कराकर) [-rāṃ, -रां].—ad lmit. of the sound in gnashing the teeth.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Kārakara (कारकर).—a. working, acting as agent.
Kārakara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāra and kara (कर).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kārākāra (काराकार).—m., n. of a samādhi, see kāryakara.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
(-raḥ-rī-raṃ) Working, doing work, acting as agent. E. kāra, and kara who does.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
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