Naktancara, Naktañcara, Naktamcara: 5 definitions


Naktancara 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 Naktanchara.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Naktancara in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

naktañcara (नक्तंचर).—a One who wanders by night; evil spirit.

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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

[«previous next»] — Naktancara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Naktañcara (नक्तञ्चर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rī-raṃ) Going at night. m.

(-raḥ) 1. A goblin, a demon. 2. A tree, the Bdellium tree: see guggula. 3. An owl, 4. A thief. E. nakta by night, and cara who goes. naktaṃ rātrau carati cara-ṭa .

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

Naktañcara (नक्तञ्चर):—[nakta-ñcara] (raḥ) 1. m. Idem.

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

Naktañcara (नक्तञ्चर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇakkaṃcara.

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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

[«previous next»] — Naktancara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Naktaṃcara (ನಕ್ತಂಚರ):—

1) [noun] he who moves, wanders or is active during night only as a burglar, owl, cat, evil spirit, daemon, etc.

2) [noun] Naiřti,, the guardian or regent of the south-western quarter.

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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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