Samcar, Saṃcar: 2 definitions



Samcar means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Samchar.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃcar (संचर्).—1 P. (but Ātm. when used with the instrumental of conveyance)

1) To move, walk, go, pass, walk about; यानैः समचरन्तान्ये (yānaiḥ samacarantānye) Bk.8.32; क्वचित् पथा संचरते सुराणाम् (kvacit pathā saṃcarate surāṇām) R.13.19; N.6.57.

2) To practise, perform.

3) To pass over, be transferred to.

4) To act, behave; भो राजनश्चरमवयसामाज्ञया संचरध्वम् (bho rājanaścaramavayasāmājñayā saṃcaradhvam) Māl.6.2.

5) To join, meet.

6) To pass or roam through, travel over.

7) To arrive at, reach, attain. -Caus.

1) To cause to go about, lead, conduct; यूथानि संचार्य (yūthāni saṃcārya) Ś.5.5.

2) To cause to spread, circulate.

3) To transmit, communicate, pass over, deliver over to (as a disease &c.).

4) To turn out (as cattle &c.) to graze.

5) To impel, instigate, incite.

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

Saṃcar (संचर्):—[=saṃ-√car] [Parasmaipada] -carati (rarely [Ātmanepada] te; cf. [Pāṇini 1-3, 54 [Scholiast or Commentator]]),

—to go or come together, meet, join, [Gīta-govinda];

—to come near, approach, appear, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda];

—to go or wander about, walk about, roam, go or drive or ride in or on ([instrumental case]), [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.;

—to reach to (ā), [Kumāra-sambhava];

—to go in or through, enter, traverse, pervade, [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.;

—to pass over to, pass from one to another ([genitive case]), [Pañcatantra];

—to issue from ([ablative]), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa];

—to move, live, exist, be, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; ???; Bhartṛhari];

—to practise, perform, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa] :

—[Causal] -cārayati, to cause to come together, make to meet, bring into contact, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Lāṭyāyana];

—to cause to go, set in motion, [Kālidāsa; Hitopadeśa];

—to lead about, turn out (to graze), [Śakuntalā; Bhāgavata-purāṇa];

—to cause to pass through, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa];

—to let pass, hand round, [Caraka]

context information

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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