- 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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Word Origin and History for kama sutra
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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.
Kama is the god of love in Hindu mythology.
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