Macchara: 6 definitions


Macchara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Machchhara.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Macchara in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

macchara : (nt.) avarice; niggardliness.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Macchara, (adj.) (Vedic matsara & matsarin enjoyable; later period also “envious, ” cp. maccharin) niggardly, envious, selfish Pgdp II. 49.—maccharaṃ (nt.) avarice, envy A. IV, 285; Sn. 811, 862, 954 (vīta-macchara, adj.). (Page 514)

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

macchara (मच्छर).—n (maśaka or matsarā S through H) A mosquito or gnat.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

macchara (मच्छर).—n A Mosquito.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Macchara (मच्छर).—(Pali id.), MIndic for Sanskrit matsara, envious: a-m° Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 37.17 (verse). Cf. next.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Macchara (मच्छर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Matsara.

2) Macchara (मच्छर) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Mātsarya.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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