Naktacarin, Naktacārin, Nakta-carin: 7 definitions


Naktacarin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Naktacharin.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Naktacārin (नक्तचारिन्) (lit. “one who walks at night”) is a synonym (another name) for the Owl (Ulūka), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Naktacārin (नक्तचारिन्).—m.

1) an owl.

2) a cat.

3) a thief.

4) a demon, goblin, evil spirit.

Naktacārin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nakta and cārin (चारिन्).

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

Naktacārin (नक्तचारिन्).—mfn. (-rī-riṇī-ri) Going or moving about at night. m. (-rī) 1. A cat. 2. An owl. 3. A goblin. 4. A thief. E. nakta by night, car to go, ṇini aff.

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

1) Naktacārin (नक्तचारिन्):—[=nakta-cārin] [from nakta] mfn. ([cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) walking at night

2) [v.s. ...] m. an owl

3) [v.s. ...] cat

4) [v.s. ...] thief

5) [v.s. ...] a Rakṣas (cf. naktaṃ-c).

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

Naktacārin (नक्तचारिन्):—[nakta-cārin] (rī) 1. m. A cat; owl; thief; goblin. a. Going at night.

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Naktacarin 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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