Vyabhicara, Vyabhicāra, Vyabhīcāra: 14 definitions


Vyabhicara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Vyabhichara.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Vyabhicāra (व्यभिचार).—lit. deviation or discrepancy; irregularity re: the application of a rule; cf.संज्ञाव्यभिचारार्थश्चकारः (saṃjñāvyabhicārārthaścakāraḥ) Kas.on P. III.3.19; cf.also.बहुलग्रहणंष्याभिचारार्थम् । प्रवाहिका, विचर्चिका । न च भवति । शिरोतर्तिः (bahulagrahaṇaṃṣyābhicārārtham | pravāhikā, vicarcikā | na ca bhavati | śirotartiḥ); Kas. on P. III.3.108.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vyabhicāra (व्यभिचार) refers to “going astray”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.54 (“Description of the duties of the chaste wife”).—Accordingly, as a Brahmin lady said to Pārvatī: “[...] O gentle lady, the chaste ladies can be divided into four classes. Even when they are remembered they dispel sins. The divisions comprise of the superior etc. They are superior, middling, inferior (nikṛṣṭā) and very inferior. I shall explain their characteristics. Listen with attention. [...] O Pārvatī, she who ponders over her duty mentally and desists from going astray (vyabhicāra) is inferior among the chaste. Of course she is pure in conduct. [...]”.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vyabhicāra (व्यभिचार).—m (S) Deviation from the common rule, irregularity, anomalousness. 2 Deviousness of course or practice; dissoluteness, errancy, aberration &c. 3 Hence, popularly, Adultery.

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

vyabhicāra (व्यभिचार).—m Anomalousness. Errancy. Adultery.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vyabhicāra (व्यभिचार) or Vyabhīcāra (व्यभीचार).—

1) Going away from, deviation, leaving the right course, following improper courses; मन्त्रज्ञमव्यस- निनं व्यभिचारववर्जितम् (mantrajñamavyasa- ninaṃ vyabhicāravavarjitam) H.3.16; मां च योऽव्यभिचारेण भक्तियोगेन सेवते (māṃ ca yo'vyabhicāreṇa bhaktiyogena sevate) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 14.26;

2) Transgression, violation; व्यभिचारेण वर्णानाम् (vyabhicāreṇa varṇānām) (... jāyante varṇasaṃkarāḥ) Manusmṛti 1.24.

3) Error, crime, sin.

4) Separableness.

5) Infidelity, faithlessness (of a wife or husband), unchastity; व्यभिचारात्तु भर्तुः स्त्री लोके प्राप्नोति गर्ह्यताम् (vyabhicārāttu bhartuḥ strī loke prāpnoti garhyatām) Manusmṛti 5.164; वाङ्मनःकर्मभिः पत्यौ व्यभिचारो यथा न मे (vāṅmanaḥkarmabhiḥ patyau vyabhicāro yathā na me) R.15.81; Y.1.72.

6) An anomaly, irregularity, exception (to a rule).

7) (In logic) A fallacious hetu, the presence of the hetu without the sādhya; हेतोः साध्याभाववद्वृत्तित्वं व्यभिचारः (hetoḥ sādhyābhāvavadvṛttitvaṃ vyabhicāraḥ) Tarka. K.

8) Absence (abhāva); अन्योऽन्यतोऽस्मिन् व्यभिचारतो मृषा नित्ये परे ब्रह्मणि केवले शिवे (anyo'nyato'smin vyabhicārato mṛṣā nitye pare brahmaṇi kevale śive) A. Rām.7.5.32.

Derivable forms: vyabhicāraḥ (व्यभिचारः), vyabhīcāraḥ (व्यभीचारः).

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Vyabhīcāra (व्यभीचार).—

1) Transgression, offence.

2) Change, alteration.

Derivable forms: vyabhīcāraḥ (व्यभीचारः).

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

Vyabhicāra (व्यभिचार).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. Following improper courses, doing what is prohibited or wicked. 2. Erring, straying, (literally or figuratively.) 3. Wandering from an argument, a fallacious Hetu, one without the Sadhya, (in logic.) 4. Infidelity of a husband or wife. E. vi and abhi before car to go, aff. ghañ .

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

Vyabhicāra (व्यभिचार).—i. e. vi-abhi -cār + a, m. 1. Going astray, erring (literally and figurat.) 2. The presence of the hetu without the sādhya, Bhā- ṣāp. 136. 3. Following improper courses. 4. Crime, vice, sin, [Hitopadeśa] iii. [distich] 16; Mahābhārata 1, 912. 5. Infidelity of a wife, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 164.

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

Vyabhicāra (व्यभिचार).—[masculine] going asunder or astray, failure; offence, going beyond, transgressing, sin, crime, [especially] adultery (of a wife).

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

1) Vyabhicāra (व्यभिचार):—[=vy-abhicāra] [from vyabhi-car] m. going apart or astray, deviating, not falling or fitting together, being separated or isolated, [Kapila; Bhāṣāpariccheda] etc. (cf. a-vy)

2) [v.s. ...] trespass, transgression, crime, vice, sin ([especially] infidelity of a wife), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] violation, disturbance, confusion, [Manu-smṛti x, 24 etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] change, mutation (in a-vy-abhicāra mfn.), [Bhagavad-gītā]

5) [v.s. ...] (in [philosophy]) wandering from an argument, erroneous or fallacious reasoning, the presence of the hetu (q.v.) without the sādhya (q.v.), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

6) [v.s. ...] (in gram.) deviation from or exception to a rule, irregularity, anomaly, [ib.]

7) Vyabhīcāra (व्यभीचार):—[=vy-abhīcāra] [from vyabhi-car] m. transgression, offence, [Mahābhārata]

8) [v.s. ...] change, alteration, [ib.]

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

Vyabhicāra (व्यभिचार):—[vyabhi-cāra] (raḥ) 1. m. Following improper courses; erring; adultery.

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

Vyabhicāra (व्यभिचार) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vahicāra.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vyabhicara 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vyabhicāra (व्यभिचार) [Also spelled vyabhichar]:—(nm) fornication, wenching; lewdness, debauchery; adultery; ~[riṇī] fast/lewd (woman), wanton woman; ~[ritā] debauchery, lewdness; adultery; ~[] a debauchee; an adulterer; lewd, libertine; •[bhāva] a transitory mental (also, in some cases physical) state (such states number thirty-four according to Indian poeticians).

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vyabhicāra (ವ್ಯಭಿಚಾರ):—

1) [noun] the act of turning aside from the right, moral course or doctrine; transgression.

2) [noun] the tendency towards excessive or unrestrained sexual enjoyment; lewdness; lasciviousness.

3) [noun] (log.) wandering from an argument; erroneous or fallacious reasoning.

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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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