Sancara, Sañcāra, Sañcara, Samcara: 9 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Sancara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Samchara.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sañcāra : (m.) passage; movement; wandering.

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

Sañcāra, (saṃ+cāra) 1. going, movement, passing through Sdhp. 244.—2. passages entrance, road J. I, 409; II, 70, 122. (Page 669)

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Sañcara, (fr. saṃ+car) passage, way, medium DA. I, 289. (Page 669)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sañcāra (संचार).—m (S The ca is both tsh and ts.) Penetration into and occupation of; pervasion; as bhūtasañcāra, viṣasañcāra, vātasañcāra. 2 Stirring about in; lively motion or action in. 3 Passage, progress, advance made into. 4 A slip; a turn aside; a devious or erring step; esp. a slip or blunder in a recitation. v g. of s.

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

sañcāra (संचार).—m Penetration into and occupa- tion of, pervasion; as bhūtasañcāra, viṣasañcāra, vātasacāra. Lively motion or action in; passage, progress.

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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

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

Sañcara (सञ्चर).—m.

(-raḥ) A defile, any narrow or difficult pass, a road along the edge of a mountain, or a bridge over a mountain-stream, &c. 2. Difficult passage, travelling along almost impracticable routes. 3. A road, a way. 4. The body. 5. Killing. 6. The passage of a planet from one sign of the zodiac to another. E. sam before car to go, aff. ghañ; also sañcāra .

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Sañcāra (सञ्चार).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. Difficult progress. 2. Difficulty, distress. 3. Leading, guiding. 4. Inciting. 5. Impelling, setting in motion. 6. Contagion, communication or transmission of disease. 7. Course, transition. 8. A gem supposed to be found in the head of a serpent. 9. A way, a pass. E. sam before car to go, aff. ghañ: see sañcara; or sam and car to go, causal v., ac aff.

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

1) Sañcara (सञ्चर):—(raḥ) 1. m. A difficult passage; defile, road; body; killing.

2) Sañcāra (सञ्चार):—[sa-ñcāra] (raḥ) 1. m. Difficult progress; difficulty; transition; guiding, impelling; contagion; gem in a snake’s head.

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

Saṃcāra (संचार) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Saṃcāra.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Saṃcara (संचर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Saṃcar.

2) Saṃcāra (संचार) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Saṃcāra.

3) Saṃcāra (संचार) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Saṃcāra.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saṃcara (ಸಂಚರ):—

1) [noun] the act or an instance of wandering or travelling.

2) [noun] a way, path or road.

3) [noun] a narrow path; a lane.

4) [noun] a structure spanning and providing passage over a river or stream; a bridge.

5) [noun] ಸಂಚರವಾಗು [samcaravagu] saṃcaravāgu to move; to pass.

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Saṃcāra (ಸಂಚಾರ):—

1) [noun] a moving about; a roaming; a wandering.

2) [noun] the act of traveling; journeying; travel; journey.

3) [noun] a path, way, road or course.

4) [noun] the passage of the sun from one zodiacal sign to another or similar movement of other astral bodies.

5) [noun] (mus.) a movement of the tone within the countour and course prescribed for a particular rāga (musical mode) for exploration of its terrain with a particular gait, progression, rest, etc.

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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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