Paropakara, Parōpakāra, Paropakāra, Para-upakara: 12 definitions

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Paropakara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Paropkar.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Paropakara in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

parōpakāra (परोपकार).—m (S) A favor, kindness, benefaction. 2 Benevolence, philanthropy, general graciousness or kindliness. parōpakārīṃ lāgaṇēṃ To addict or give one's self to acts of philanthropy.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

parōpakāra (परोपकार).—m A fevour, kindness. Benevo- lence, philanthropy. parōpakārīṃ lāgaṇēṃ To addict or give one's self to acts of philanthropy.

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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»] — Paropakara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Paropakāra (परोपकार).—doing good to others, benevolence, beneficence, charity; परोपकारः पुण्याय पापाय परपीडनम् (paropakāraḥ puṇyāya pāpāya parapīḍanam).

Derivable forms: paropakāraḥ (परोपकारः).

Paropakāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms para and upakāra (उपकार).

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

Paropakāra (परोपकार).—m.

(-raḥ) Charity, benevolence, doing good to others. E. para another, upakāra assistance.

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

Paropakāra (परोपकार).—[masculine] [abstract] to seq.

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

Paropakāra (परोपकार):—[from para] m. assisting others, benevolence, charity, [Kāvya literature]

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

Paropakāra (परोपकार):—[paro+pakāra] (raḥ) 1. m. Helping others.

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

Paropakāra (परोपकार) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Parovaāra.

[Sanskrit to German]

Paropakara 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Paropakara in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Paropakāra (परोपकार) [Also spelled paropkar]:—(nm) beneficence, benevolence; charity; altruism; ~[kāritā] beneficence; altruism; ~[kārī] beneficent, benevolent; charitable; altruistic; an altruist.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Parōpakāra (ಪರೋಪಕಾರ):—[noun] the act of assisting, helping or working for the welfare of, others without having any selfish motive.

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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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