the Kama Sutra, an ancient Hindu text on erotic pleasure and other topics
in Sanskrit literature, a treatise on love and sexual technique
Sanskrit kama ‘love’ + sutra ‘rule’
also Kamasutra, 1874, from Sanskrit Kama Sutra, name of the ancient treatise on love and sexual performance, from kama “love” (see whore) + sutra (see sutra).
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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