Varnasankara, Varṇasaṅkara, Varnasamkara: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Varnasankara in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Varṇasaṅkara (वर्णसङ्कर).—See under Ekādaśasaṅkara Varṇas.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Varṇasaṅkara (वर्णसङ्कर).—The mixture of castes; Yayāti marrying Devayānī; wants exemption from Śukra who grants it.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 30. 33-4.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

varṇasaṅkara (वर्णसंकर).—m (S) A mixed caste or race; one proceeding from the promiscuous intercourse of the four tribes in the first instance; and again from their commerce with the descendants of such a connection, or the indiscriminate cohabitation of those descendants amongst one another. 2 Confusion of castes thus arising.

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

varṇasaṅkara (वर्णसंकर).—m A mixed caste. Confusion of castes.

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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»] — Varnasankara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Varṇasaṅkara (वर्णसङ्कर).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. Mixture or confusion of castes. 2. A man or tribe of mixed origin, or from a father and mother of different castes. E. varṇa and sama + kṛ-ap saṅkara mixture. varṇataḥ saṅkaraḥ .

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

Varṇasaṅkara (वर्णसङ्कर):—[varṇa-saṅkara] (raḥ) 1. m. A confusion of castes. a. Of mixed caste.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Varnasankara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Varṇasaṃkara (ವರ್ಣಸಂಕರ):—

1) [noun] an interclass marriage which was earlier prohibited on religious ground.

2) [noun] an abandoning of one’s family occupation and pursuing of another vocation.

3) [noun] admixture of different colours (as to get different shades).

4) [noun] a combination of different alphabets that are acoustically incoherent.

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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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