Aptavac, Āptavāc, Apta-vac: 4 definitions



Aptavac 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 Aptavach.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āptavāc (आप्तवाच्).—a. worthy of belief, regarded as authority, one whose words are credible and authoritative; पराति- संधानमधीयते यैर्विद्येति ते सन्तु किलाप्तवाचः (parāti- saṃdhānamadhīyate yairvidyeti te santu kilāptavācaḥ) Ś.5.25. f.

1) the advice of a friend or credible person.

2) the Vedas or Śruti; a word of authority (said to apply to Smṛtis, Ithihāsas and Purāṇas also, which are considered as authoritative evidence); आप्तवागनुमानाभ्यां साध्यं त्वा प्रति का कथा (āptavāganumānābhyāṃ sādhyaṃ tvā prati kā kathā) R.1.28.

Āptavāc is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms āpta and vāc (वाच्).

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

Āptavāc (आप्तवाच्).—1. f. the word of a trustworthy person, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 10, 29. 2. adj. worthy of trust, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 121. Durvāc, i. e.

Āptavāc is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms āpta and vāc (वाच्).

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

Āptavāc (आप्तवाच्).—[adjective] trustworthy (lit. whose word is true).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Āptavāc (आप्तवाच्):—[=āpta-vāc] [from āpta > āp] f. a credible assertion or the assertion of a credible person, true affirmation, trustworthy testimony

2) [v.s. ...] the Veda

3) [v.s. ...] the Smṛtis, Itihāsas, Purāṇas, etc., [Tārānātha tarkavācaspati’s Vācaspatyam, Sanskrit dictionary]

4) [v.s. ...] mfn. one whose assertion is credible, a Muni, [Raghuvaṃśa]

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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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