Paricarana, Paricāraṇā, Paricaraṇa: 11 definitions


Paricarana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 Paricharana.

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Pali-English dictionary

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

paricaraṇa : (nt.) attending to; looking after; employment.

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

Paricaraṇa, (nt.) (fr. pari+car) 1. going about, mode of life DhA. I, 382 (gihīnaṃ °ṭṭhānaṃ, v. l. for vicaraṇa°). ‹-› 2. attending to, looking after, worshipping DhA. I, 199 (aggi-p°-ṭṭhāna fire-place).—3. enjoyment, pleasure (indriyānaṃ) PvA. 16. See also paricāraṇā. (Page 424)

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Paricāraṇā, (f.) (fr. paricāreti) care, attention, looking after; pleasure, feasting, satisfaction Pv. II, 12 (gloss for °cārika); PvA. 219. (Page 424)

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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

[«previous next»] — Paricarana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Paricaraṇa (परिचरण).—A servant, an attendant, assistant.

-ṇam (also paricāraṇam)

1) Serving, attending or waiting upon; शूद्रधर्मः समाख्यातस्त्रिवर्गपरिचारणम् (śūdradharmaḥ samākhyātastrivargaparicāraṇam) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 13.141.75.

2) Going about.

Derivable forms: paricaraṇaḥ (परिचरणः).

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

Paricaraṇā (परिचरणा).—(compare next three), (sexual) commerce: kutaḥ punar anayā sāṛdhaṃ °ṇā Śikṣāsamuccaya 252.9.

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Paricāraṇa (परिचारण).—nt., or °ṇā, f. (= Pali °ṇā; n. act. to next, meaning 1; in Sanskrit recorded only in meaning attendance; compare AMg. pariyāraṇā, sexual pleasure), amusement (not neces- sarily sexual); only in °raṇārthaṃ, and only after krīḍār- thaṃ ratyarthaṃ (compare the grouping of the corresponding verbs, s.v. paricārayati; see also pravicāra, °cāraṇa or °ṇā): Mahāvastu ii.115.9; 116.2, 5, 7, 10, 15, 18, 21.

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

Paricaraṇa (परिचरण).—i. e. pari -car + ana, n. Attention to, Mahābhārata 12. 6991.

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Paricāraṇa (परिचारण).—i. e. pari -car + ana, m. Attendance, Mahābhārata 13, 6464.

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

Paricaraṇa (परिचरण).—[masculine] servant, assistant; [neuter] going about, attendance, service, devotion.

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

1) Paricaraṇa (परिचरण):—[=pari-caraṇa] [from pari-car] m. an assistant, servant, [Śāṅkhāyana-brāhmaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] n. going about, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] serving, attending to, waiting upon, [Kauśika-sūtra; Gṛhya-sūtra; Mahābhārata]

4) Paricāraṇa (परिचारण):—[=pari-cāraṇa] [from pari-car] n. (mc. for caraṇa) attendance, [Mahābhārata; Daśarūpa]

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

Paricaraṇa (परिचरण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Pariaraṇa, Pariaraṇā, Paricaraṇā, Paricāraṇa, Pariyāraṇa, Pariyāraṇayā, Pariyāraṇā.

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Paricarana 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Paricarana in Prakrit glossary
Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Paricaraṇā (परिचरणा) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Paricaraṇā.

2) Paricāraṇa (परिचारण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Paricāraṇā.

context information

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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