Mayakara, Māyākāra, Maya-kara: 10 definitions


Mayakara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

māyākāra : (m.) a juggler.

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

Māyākāra refers to: a conjurer, magician S. III, 142; Vism. 366 (in comparison); VbhA. 196. (Page 529)

Note: māyākāra is a Pali compound consisting of the words māyā and kāra.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Māyākāra (मायाकार).—m.) a conjurer, juggler.

Derivable forms: māyākāraḥ (मायाकारः).

Māyākāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms māyā and kāra (कार). See also (synonyms): māyākṛt, māyājīvin.

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

Māyākāra (मायाकार).—m. (= Pali and Sanskrit Lex. id.), conjurer, sleight-of-hand-performer: Mahāvyutpatti 7242.

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

Māyākāra (मायाकार).—m.

(-raḥ) A juggler, a mime, an actor. E. māyā trick or delusion, kāra who makes.

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

Māyākāra (मायाकार):—[=māyā-kāra] [from māyā > māya] m. ‘illusion-maker’, a conjurer, juggler, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Māyākāra (मायाकार):—[māyā+kāra] (raḥ) 1. m. A juggler.

[Sanskrit to German]

Mayakara in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Māyakāra (ಮಾಯಕಾರ):—

1) [noun] an expert in performing magic; a magician.

2) [noun] a man who habitually cheats another; a cheat; a fraud.

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Māyakāṟa (ಮಾಯಕಾಱ):—[noun] = ಮಾಯಕಾರ [mayakara].

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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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