Kama Sutra

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Kama Sutra (ˌkɑːmə ˈsuːtrə)
the Kama Sutra an ancient Hindu text on erotic pleasure and other topics
[Sanskrit: book on love, from kāma love + sūtra thread]

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Main Entry:  kama sutra
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in Sanskrit literature, a treatise on love and sexual technique
Etymology:  Sanskrit kama 'love' + sutra 'rule'
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Kama Sutra
1883, from Skt. Kama Sutra, ancient treatise on love and sexual performance, from kama "love" (see whore) + sutra (see sutra).
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Kama Sutra definition

A detailed, erotic account of the art and techniques of love, possibly written by a first-century sage. An unexpurgated English translation was published in 1883 by the British explorer and scholar Sir Richard Francis Burton.

Note: Kama is the god of love in Hindu mythology.
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