Arc: 8 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Arc (अर्च्).—1 U. (arcati-te, ānarca, ārcit, arcituma, arcita)

1) (a) To adore worship, salute, welcome with respect; प्रणम्य चानर्च विशालमस्याः शृङ्गान्तरं द्वारमिवार्थसिद्धेः (praṇamya cānarca viśālamasyāḥ śṛṅgāntaraṃ dvāramivārthasiddheḥ) R.2.21, 1.6,9;4.84,12.89; Manusmṛti 3.93; आर्चिद् द्विजातीन् परमार्थविन्दान् (ārcid dvijātīn paramārthavindān) Bhaṭṭikāvya 1.15,14.63;17.5; यस्यार्चत्यसौ शासनम् (yasyārcatyasau śāsanam) Mv.1.29 honours, respectfully obeys. (b) To honour, i. e. decorate, adorn; स्वकुसुमैरर्चन्ति गोदावरीम् (svakusumairarcanti godāvarīm) Uttararāmacarita 2.9.

2) To praise (Ved.)

3) To shine. 1 P. or Caus.

1) To honour, adore, worhip; स्वर्गौकसामर्चितमर्चयित्वा (svargaukasāmarcitamarcayitvā) Kumārasambhava 1.59.

2) To praise.

3) To cause to shine; हर्यन्नुषसमर्चयः (haryannuṣasamarcayaḥ) Ṛgveda 3.44.2. -Desid. [अर्चिचिषति (arciciṣati)] To wish to worship; -With [anu] to congratulate, hail with joy.

-pra 1 to praise, sing praises of.

2) to honour, worship; प्रानर्चुरर्च्या जगदर्चनीयम् (prānarcurarcyā jagadarcanīyam) Bhaṭṭikāvya 2.2; -caus. to honour.

-sam 1 to worship, adore.

2) to fix, settle, establish.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Arc (अर्च्).—[arca] r. 1st cl. (arcati) Also 1st and 10th cls. (arcati-te arcayati-te) To worship, to honour or treat with respect: with sam prefixed, to worship. This root and its derivatives are also read arcca, &c. doubling the consonant after ra.

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

Arc (अर्च्).—i. 1 and 10, [Parasmaipada.] and [Ātmanepada.] 1. To beam, Chr. 291, 2 = [Rigveda.] i. 85, 2; to shine, Chr. 294, 3 = [Rigveda.] i. 92, 3. 2. To worship, to honour, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 93. To offer respectfully, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 235. an-arcita, Given without due honour, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 213.

— With the prep. abhi abhi, To worship, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 391. abhyarcita, with gen. [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 101.

— With samabhi sam-abhi, To worship, Yājñ, 1, 179.

— With prati prati, Causal. To return a respectful salutation, with acc. [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 71, 31.

— With sama sam, To honour, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 3, 48.

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

1) Arc (अर्च्):—1. arc [class] 1. [Parasmaipada] arcati ([subjunctive] arcāt [imperfect tense] ārcat; [Aorist] ārcīt, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya], perf. ānarca 3. [plural] ānarcuḥ [Mahābhārata iii, 988, etc.], but [Vedic or Veda] ānṛcuḥ [Ṛg-veda]; perf. [Ātmanepada] ([Passive voice]) ānarce [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya], but [Vedic or Veda] sam ānṛce [Ṛg-veda i, 160, 4]; [future] p. arciṣyat [Manu-smṛti iv, 251]. [indeclinable participle], arcya [Manu-smṛti] etc.; cf. [Pāṇini 7-1, 38] [Scholiast or Commentator] or arcitvā [Rāmāyaṇa iii, 77, 15], [Vedic or Veda] [Infinitive mood] ṛcase [Ṛg-veda vi, 39, 5 and vii, 61, 6]) to shine, be brilliant, [Ṛg-veda];

—to praise, sing (also used of the roaring of the Maruts, and of a bull [Ṛg-veda iv, 16, 3]), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa], to praise anything to another ([dative case]), recommend, [Ṛg-veda];

—to honour or treat with respect, [Mahābhārata] etc.;

—to adorn, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] : exceptionally [Ātmanepada] (1. [plural] arcāmahe)

—to honour, [Mahābhārata ii, 1383]:

—[Causal] (2. sg. arcayas) to cause to shine, [Ṛg-veda iii, 44, 2.] [Ātmanepada] [Parasmaipada] to honour or treat with respect, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.:

—[Desiderative] arciciṣati, to wish to honour, [Pāṇini 6-1, 3 [Scholiast or Commentator]] [Vedic or Veda] [Passive voice] ṛcyate (p. ṛcyamāna)

—to be praised, [Ṛg-veda]

2) 2. arc m. ([instrumental case] arcā) fn. shining, brilliant ([Grassmann]), [Ṛg-veda vi, 34, 4.]

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

Arc (अर्च्):—arcati te 1. c. To worship.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Arc (अर्च्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Acca.

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