Samcarin, Saṃcārin: 7 definitions


Samcarin 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 Samcharin.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Saṃcārin (संचारिन्, “moving together”) refers to “mixed” and is one of the four varṇas (order), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 29. These four varṇas define the production (i.e., order or scale) of notes (svara) and are used to make up the thirty-three alaṃkāras (embellishments) of a song.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃcārin (संचारिन्).—a. (-ṇī f.)

1) Moving, moveable; संचारिणी नगरदेवतेव (saṃcāriṇī nagaradevateva) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1; Kumārasambhava 3.54; संचारिणी दीपशिखेव रात्रौ (saṃcāriṇī dīpaśikheva rātrau) R.6. 67.

2) Roaming, wandering.

3) Changing, unsteady, fickle.

4) Difficult to be passed, inaccessible.

5) Evanescent, as a Bhāva; see below.

6) Influencing.

7) Hereditary, successively communicated (as a disease).

8) Contagious.

9) Impelling. -m.

1) Wind, air.

2) Incense.

3) A transient or evanescent feeling which serves to strengthen the prevailing sentiment; see व्यभिचारिन् (vyabhicārin).

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

Saṃcārin (संचारिन्).—i. e. sam-car, and saṃcāra, + in, I. adj., f. iṇī. 1. Moving, [Kumārasaṃbhava, (ed. Stenzler.)] 3, 54. 2. Fickle, unsteady, changeable. 3. Difficult. 4. Putting in motion. 5. Contagious. 6. Hereditary (as disease). Ii. m. Incense.

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

Saṃcārin (संचारिन्).—[adjective] wandering, walking about, moving; movable, transmitted, hereditary (disease); being in, occupied with (—°); accessory, incidental. [masculine] fellow (-traveller), companion ([feminine] ṇī).

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

1) Saṃcārin (संचारिन्):—[=saṃ-cārin] [from saṃ-car] mfn. going together or about, going hither and thither, roaming, wandering, moving in ([locative case] or [compound]), [Kāvya literature; Rājataraṅgiṇī; Kathāsaritsāgara; Inscriptions]

2) [v.s. ...] going or passing from one to another, transmitted, infectious, contagious, hereditary (as a disease), [Yājñavalkya; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

3) [v.s. ...] ascending and descending (applied to a note or tone), [Saṃgīta-sārasaṃgraha]

4) [v.s. ...] penetrating into ([compound]), [Mahāvīra-caritra]

5) [v.s. ...] coming together, meeting, in contact with, adjacent or contiguous to ([instrumental case]), [Kādambarī]

6) [v.s. ...] taken or carried together with one (as an umbrella etc.), [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

7) [v.s. ...] carrying with one ([compound]), [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]

8) [v.s. ...] being in ([compound]), [Suśruta; Mṛcchakaṭikā]

9) [v.s. ...] engaged in, occupied with ([compound]), [Pañcarātra]

10) [v.s. ...] passing away, transitory, adventitious, unsteady, inconstant, fickle (= vy-abhicārin q.v.), [Śiśupāla-vadha; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

11) [v.s. ...] influencing, impelling, setting in motion, [Maitrī-upaniṣad]

12) [v.s. ...] difficult, inaccessible, [Horace H. Wilson]

13) [v.s. ...] m. incense or the smoke rising from burnt incense, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

14) [v.s. ...] air, wind, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Saṃcārin (संचारिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Saṃcāri.

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Samcarin 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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