Samacara, aka: Samācāra, Sama-acara; 5 Definition(s)


Samacara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Samacara in Pali glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

samācāra : (m.) conduct; behaviour.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Samācāra, (saṃ+ācāra) conduct, behaviour D. II, 279; III, 106, 217; M. II, 113; A. II, 200, 239; IV, 82; Sn. 279; Vin. II, 248; III, 184. (Page 684)

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

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samācāra (समाचार).—m (S Pronounced both with cha & tsa.) The inquiring into and relieving the wants and pains of the poor, sick, and afflicted; inquiring after the health and circumstances of friends; the attending to guests at a feast &c. v ghē g. of o. 2 News, tidings, accounts, intelligence.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

samācāra (समाचार).—m News. Inquiring after the health, &c., of friends.

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

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Samācāra (समाचार).—

1) Proceeding, going.

2) Practice, conduct, behaviour.

3) Proper conduct or behaviour; यथाशक्ति समाचाराः संप्रतुष्यन्ति हि प्रभो (yathāśakti samācārāḥ saṃpratuṣyanti hi prabho) Mb.12.168.2.

4) News, information, report, tidings.

Derivable forms: samācāraḥ (समाचारः).

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Samācāra (समाचार).—

1) equal or similar conduct.

2) Proper practice.

Derivable forms: samācāraḥ (समाचारः).

Samācāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sama and ācāra (आचार).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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