Anirvacya, Anirvācya: 5 definitions


Anirvacya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Anirvachya.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Anirvacya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Anirvācya (अनिर्वाच्य) refers to “(that which) cannot be expressed”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.46 (“The arrival of the bridegroom”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “Remembering what Pārvatī had told her, Menā was agreeably surprised and with a beaming lotus-like face full of delight she muttered to herself. ‘I see the beauty of the great lord far in excess of what Pārvatī had told me before. Śiva’s loveliness cannot be expressed (anirvācya) adequately now’. In the same state of pleasant surprise she went in. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anirvacya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anirvācya (अनिर्वाच्य):—[from a-nirvacanīya] mfn. idem

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anirvācya (अनिर्वाच्य):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-cyaḥ-cyā-cyam) Not explainable, indescribable. E. a neg. and nirvācya.

[Sanskrit to German]

Anirvacya in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anirvacya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Anirvācya (ಅನಿರ್ವಾಚ್ಯ):—[adjective] that cannot be described; ineffable; indescribable.

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Anirvācya (ಅನಿರ್ವಾಚ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] the Supreme, that cannot be described.

2) [noun] the divine illusion, that binds the individual soul with the worldly affairs.

3) [noun] the phenomenal world.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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