Sancari, Sañcari, Sañcārī, Samcari: 4 definitions


Sancari means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 Sanchari.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Jaiva-dharma

Sañcārī (सञ्चारी) or Sañcārin is another name (synonym) for Vyabhicārin, which refers to one of the four ingredients of rasa.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sañcari : (aor. of sañcarati) went about; wandered; moved.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

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

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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

Saṃcari (ಸಂಚರಿ):—[verb] to understand, discover a secret.

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Saṃcāri (ಸಂಚಾರಿ):—[adjective] moving; not stationary.

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Saṃcāri (ಸಂಚಾರಿ):—

1) [noun] a woman who conveys, carries messages, errands; a runner.

2) [noun] a woman who procures men for prostitutes; a procuress.

3) [noun] a man who walks on the road, as a pedestrain.

4) [noun] a man who travels to distant places; a traveller.

5) [noun] any of thirty three minor sentiments that enrich or embelish the main sentiments in literature, music or dance.

6) [noun] (mus.) a movement in ascending and descending orders of the notes with various combinations of the musical notes for exploring the terrain of a rāga (musical mode).

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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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