Vaca, Vācā, Vacā, Vāca: 24 definitions

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Vaca has 23 English definitions available.

Alternative spellings of this word include Vacha.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Vaca (वच):—(von vac)

1) nom. ag. sprechend gaṇa pacādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 3, 1, 134]; vgl. ku . —

2) nom. act. das Sprechen, Sagen in durvaca . —

2) m. a) Papagei [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 2, 59.] [Medinīkoṣa c. 9.] — b) angeblich = sūrya und kāraṇaḥ vacaḥ sūryaḥ samākhyātaḥ kāraṇaṃ ca vacastathā . arcayanti vacaṃ nityaṃ vacārcāstena te (magāḥ) smṛtāḥ .. [Oxforder Handschriften 33,a,40. fg.] munirvacaparaḥ (so ist zu lesen) b, [21.] —

3) f. ā a) Predigerkrähe (sārikā) [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 79.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] — b) eine vielgebrauchte aromatische Wurzel, nach Einigen Orris root, Veilchenwurzel d. i. Iris florentina, nach Andern Calmus (śvetavaca beng.). Keine von beiden ist in Indien zu Hause. Ausserdem wird sie als eine Zingiberacee bestimmt, entweder Curcuma Zedoaria oder die Galgantwurzel (Alpinia Galanga). Es scheinen verschiedene Wurzeln unter diesem Namen im Handel gewesen zu sein. [Śabdakalpadruma] nennt solche aus Chorasan, Persien und vom Himavant stammend; dazu die mahābharā oder bharī vacā d. i. Galgant, ferner auch copacīnī d. i. چوب چينى Chinawurzel, hier wohl eine indische Smilax, glabra oder lanceaefolia bezeichnend; vgl. [ROXB. 3, 792. -] [Amarakoṣa 2, 4, 3, 21.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 200. 216.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] [Ratnamālā 24.] [Rājanirghaṇṭa] und [VAIDYABH.] in [NIGH.] [PR.] [Suśruta 1, 139, 5. 14. 144, 14. 145, 6. 146, 6. 374, 9. 11.] haimavatī [2, 161, 21.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 16, 30. 44, 9. 57, 1.] sadyaḥprajñākarī vacā [Spr. 5144.]

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Vāca (वाच):—m. ein best. Fisch [Rājavallabha im Śabdakalpadruma] eine best. Pflanze (madana) [WILSON.] — Vgl. koka .

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Vācā (वाचा):—f.

1) = vāc Rede, Wort; Göttin der Rede [BHĀGURI] und [CANDRA] bei [UJJVAL.] zu [Uṇādisūtra 2, 57.] [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 4, 2.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 1, 1, 116.] [Medinīkoṣa c. 9.] manasā vācayā ca [Scholiast] zu [Kātyāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 207, 2 v. u.] tisṛbhirvācābhiḥ [Pañcatantra 221. 7.] śauca [Spr. 4980.] siddhi [Oxforder Handschriften 99,a,10.] —

2) [Mahābhārata 13. 6149] fehlerhaft für vacā, wie die ed. Bomb. liest.

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Vaca (वच):—

3) b) [SĀMAVIDH. BR. 2, 7, 10. fgg.] [Mahābhārata 13, 6149] nach der Lesart der ed. Bomb., vācā ed. Calc.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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