Naktamcara, Naktaṃcara, Naktam-cara: 6 definitions


Naktamcara 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 Naktamchara.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Naktaṃcara (नक्तंचर).—

1) any animal that goes about at night.

2) a fiend, demon, goblin. सासितूणधनुर्बाणपाणिं नक्तंचरान्तकम् (sāsitūṇadhanurbāṇapāṇiṃ naktaṃcarāntakam) Rāmarakṣā 3.

3) a thief.

Derivable forms: naktaṃcaraḥ (नक्तंचरः).

Naktaṃcara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms naktam and cara (चर).

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

Naktaṃcara (नक्तंचर).—i. e. nakta + m-cara, m., f. , A goblin, a demon, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 11, 9; [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 25, 104.

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

Naktaṃcara (नक्तंचर).—[adjective] walking about at night (also cārin); [masculine] a night-animal or nocturnal demon ([feminine] ī).

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

1) Naktaṃcara (नक्तंचर):—[=naktaṃ-cara] [from naktaṃ > nakta] mf(ī)n. walking about at n°

2) [v.s. ...] m. any n°-animal or creature, [Gṛhya-sūtra; Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] m. nocturnal demon, Rakṣas, [Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira] etc. (reśvara m. the lord of the rovers or fiends, [Mahābhārata])

4) [v.s. ...] m. the bdellium tree, [Horace H. Wilson]

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Naktamcara in German

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