Vacaka, Vācaka: 18 definitions

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Vacaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Vacaka has 17 English definitions available.

Alternative spellings of this word include Vachaka.

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

Vācaka (वाचक):—(von vac) nom. ag. (f. vācikā)

1) sprechend, sagend: yathārthasya [Spr. 467.] ānanaṃ valguvācakam (valgūni vācakāni yasmin Comm.) [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 4, 25, 31.] Sprecher, der Vortragende, Hersager [Mahābhārata 18,213. 229. 231] [?(= Harivaṃśa 16141. 16159. 16161). Rāmāyaṇa.7,111,7. Oxforder Handschriften 30,b,19. WEBER, KṚṢṆAJ. 253.] sprechend —, handelnd über, aussagend: brahmādīnāṃ vācako yaṃ mantraḥ [WEBER, Rāmatāpanīya Upaniṣad 288.] sarvavācyasya ebend. und [291.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 12, 6, 41.] praṇavaṃ vācakaṃ matvā vācyaṃ brahmeti niścitaḥ [Harivaṃśa 14695.] [WEBER, Rāmatāpanīya Upaniṣad 341.] adhyātma (parvan) [Mahābhārata 1, 354.] —

2) ausdrückend, bezeichnend [Yogasūtra 1, 27.] śabdo pi vācakastadvallakṣako vyañjakastathā [Sāhityadarpana 31] (daher vācakaḥ = śabdaḥ [Amarakoṣa.1,1,5,2.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa][?1,1,118). Oxforder Handschriften 177,b, No. 403. 230,a,15. Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 14. SARVADARŚANAS. 50,21. 51,7. 141,10. 146,11.] kriyā [Prātiśākhya zum Ṛgveda 12, 8.] akṣayya [Mahābhārata.1,7868.5,2563.] [Amarakoṣa.1,1,4,5.3,4,32] [?(28),13.3,5,15. WEBER, Rāmatāpanīya Upaniṣad 354. Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 15. 568. Oxforder Handschriften 22,b,44. fg. 201,b, No. 483. 230,a,14. PAÑCAR.1,2,58. KUSUM. 55,12. Vedānta lecture No. 97.] Comm. zu [Jaimini.1,1,2.] sarvāścaikārthavācikāḥ [Oxforder Handschriften 56,a,3. 4.] arthasṛṣṭirvācyā śabdasṛṣṭistu vācakā (!) [WEBER, Rāmatāpanīya Upaniṣad 336.] — Vgl. guṇa, paryāya (auch [Suśruta 1, 320, 18]), plakṣasamudravācakā, svastivācaka .

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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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