Kucara, Ku-cara, Kucarā: 12 definitions
Kucara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Kuchara.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Kucarā (कुचरा) refers to the name of a River mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.26). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kucarā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
kucara (कुचर).—a (kucara S yet the ca is ts.) Insoluble by soaking or boiling--a grain of any pulse. 2 fig. Vengeful, rancorous, sullen. 3 That dishonestly spares his skill; that designedly executes a work badly. 4 Vile, vexatious, wearisome, teasing;--used freely, of a rocky road, an illegible writing, an obscure book &c.
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kucara (कुचर).—n m (kucara S) Hard or unsolved grains (of pulse after boiling or steeping). 2 m A hard or unsolved grain.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
kucara (कुचर).—a Insoluble by soaking or boiling- a grain of any pulse. Fig. Venge- ful, rancorous, sullen. That dis- honestly spares his skill or labour that designedly executes a work badly. Vile, vexatious, teasing.
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kucara (कुचर).—n m Hard or unsolved grains (of pulse after boiling or steeping).
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kucara (कुचर).—f Imperfect execution of a work; fraudulent or lazy sparing of skill or labour.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kucara (कुचर).—a. (-rā, -rī f.)
1) Going slowly, creeping.
3) Detracting, censorious.
-raḥ A fixed star.
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Kucara (कुचर).—a. One who travels; कुचरः पञ्च- वर्षाणि चरेद्धैक्ष्यं मुनिव्रतः (kucaraḥ pañca- varṣāṇi careddhaikṣyaṃ munivrataḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.165.67.
Kucara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ku and cara (चर).
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Kucara (कुचर).—a. of bad conduct, a thief; दृष्ट्वा त्वादित्यमुद्यन्तं कुचराणां भयं भवेत् (dṛṣṭvā tvādityamudyantaṃ kucarāṇāṃ bhayaṃ bhavet) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 14.39.13.
Kucara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ku and cara (चर).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ-rā-rī-raṃ) 1. Censorious, detracting. 2. Following evil practices, low, vile, wicked. E. ku vile, and cara who goes.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kucara (कुचर).—m. a fixed star, Mahābhārata 14, 1070.
Kucara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ku and cara (चर).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kucara (कुचर).—[adjective] roving, wandering; behaving ill.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kucara (कुचर):—[=ku-cara] [from ku] a mfn. roaming about, [Ṛg-veda i, 154, 2; x, 180, 2; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa iii]
2) [v.s. ...] following evil practices, wicked, [Mahābhārata xiv, 107 off]
3) [v.s. ...] speaking ill of any one, detracting, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] m. a wicked man, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra]
5) [=ku-cara] [from ku-caṇḍikā] b etc. See, [ib.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kucara (कुचर):—[ku-cara] (raḥ-rā-raṃ) a. Censorious; vile.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] moving on the earth (as opp. Aquatic etc.).
2) [adjective] moving slowly or sluggishly.
3) [adjective] tending to cause harm to others.
4) [adjective] following immoral ways.
5) [adjective] inclined to find fault in others.
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Kucara (ಕುಚರ):—[noun] a wicked, depraved man.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)