Sancarika, Sañcārikā: 4 definitions

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Sancarika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Sancharika.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Sañcārikā (सञ्चारिका) or Saṃcārikā refers to “maids in constant movement” and represents one of the classes of “women” (strī) who have dealings with the king, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 34. Accordingly, “those women who always roam about in different parts of the palace, gardens, temples, pleasure pavillions, and strike the bell indicating the yāmas, and those who having these characteristics are precluded by the playwrights from sexual enjoyment, are called maids in constant move (saṃcārikā)”.

Natyashastra book cover
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sancarika in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sañcārikā (संचारिका).—f S A female messenger or go-between.

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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

[«previous next»] — Sancarika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sañcārikā (सञ्चारिका).—f.

(-kā) 1. A female messenger or go-between. 2. A bawd. 3. A brace, a pair. 4. Smell. E. sam before car to go, ṇvul aff.

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

Sañcārikā (सञ्चारिका):—(kā) 1. f. A bawd; a pair; smell.

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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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