Karasai, Kārasaī: 1 definition


Karasai means something in 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.

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kārasaī (कारसई) [or कारसाई, kārasāī].—f An advance of money made to the Ryots to be repaid with grain at harvest time. 2 An impost (of garden-stuff, grass &c. for thatching, of palm-branches, leaves &c. for cūḍa & iralēṃ) levied for the service of a fort from the villages dependent; also of fodder, pegs, fruits &c. for a village-officer when he travels. According to a brief list these items are iralēṃ, tavasēṃ, kāḷā bhōpaḷā, kōna & karāndēṃ, irasāla phaṇasapōḷī, āmbasōla, dōragaguṇḍē, cuḍī, vāṃsē, civalī. See the exactions of the khōta or Landfarmer under khōtavēṭha. 3 Clever scheming and contriving. v kara, cālava.

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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.

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