Sahacari, Sahacārī: 4 definitions


Sahacari means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Tamil. 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 Sahachari.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Sahacārī (सहचारी) is a Sanskrit word referring to a kind of aquatic bird (“petrel”). The meat of this animal is part of the māṃsavarga (‘group of flesh’), which is used throughout Ayurvedic literature. The animal Sahacārī is part of the sub-group named Ambucārin, refering to animals “which move on waters”. It was classified by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic properties of the substance.

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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

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

1) Sahacarī (सहचरी):—[=saha-carī] [from saha-cara > saha] f. a female companion or friend, mistress, wife, [Kālidāsa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] Barleria Prionitis or Cristata, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sahacari (ಸಹಚರಿ):—[adjective] = ಸಹಚರ [sahacara]1.

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Sahacari (ಸಹಚರಿ):—

1) [noun] a woman who is associated with or accompanies another; a female companion.

2) [noun] a woman as related to her husband; a wife.

3) [noun] a maid attendant or servant.

4) [noun] the plant Barleria cristrata of Acanthaceae family; thorny nail dye.

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Sahacāri (ಸಹಚಾರಿ):—[noun] = ಸಹಚರ [sahacara]2.

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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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Tamil dictionary

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Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Sahacari (ஸஹசரி) noun < saha-carī. See சகசரி [sagasari], 3, 4.

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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