m. a king's brother-in-law through one of his inferior wives (especially in the drama represented as a foolish, frivolous, proud, low, and cruel man, such as is saṃsthānaka- in the mṛcchakaṭikā-, he speaks the dialect of the śaka-s id estśākārī-, which employs the sibilant ś-, exclusively;hence śakāra-according to to some, is for, " śa-kāra-", one who uses the letter śa-)
शकारः The brother of a king's concubine, the brother-in-law of a king by a wife not regularly married (अनूढाऊभ्रातृ); (he is usually represented as a strange mixture of pride, folly, and vanity, of low family, and raised to power by reason of his relation to the king. In the Mṛichchhakaṭika of Śūdraka where he plays a prominent part, his characters is well exhibited in his lightness and frivolity of spirit, vain-glory, constant reference to his high connection, his blundering and ludicrous folly, but withal cruelty enough to throttle the heroine when she refused to yield to his desire; S. D. thus defines him:-- मदमूर्खताभिमानी दुष्कुल- तैश्वर्यसंयुक्तः । सो$यमनूढाभ्राता राज्ञः श्यालः शकार इत्युक्तः ॥ 81.
noun (masculine) a chrysalis or pupa (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a compiler of a dictionary (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a kind of sugar-cane
lexicographer (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
one who makes scabbards or cases or boxes (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the silkworm (or the insect while in its cocoon) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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