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Kama sutra

/ˌkɑːmə ˈsuːtrə/
the Kama Sutra, an ancient Hindu text on erotic pleasure and other topics

in Sanskrit literature, a treatise on love and sexual technique
Word Origin

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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