Arvac, Arvāc: 5 definitions


Arvac 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 Arvach.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Arvāc (अर्वाच्).—a. [avare kāle deśe vā añcati pṛṣo° arvādeśaḥ]

1) Coming hitherward (opp. parāñca).

2) Turned towards, coming to meet anyone.

3) Being on this side (as the bank of a river); (opp. para).

4) Being below or behind (in time or place).

5) Following, subsequent. -k ind.

1) Hitherward, on this side.

2) From a certain point.

3) Before (in time or place); यत्सृष्टेरर्वाक् सलिलमयं ब्रह्माण्डमभूत् (yatsṛṣṭerarvāk salilamayaṃ brahmāṇḍamabhūt) K.125; अर्वाक् संवत्सरात्स्वामी हरेत परतो नृपः (arvāk saṃvatsarātsvāmī hareta parato nṛpaḥ) Y.2.173;113;1.254; Manusmṛti 8.3;5.59.

4) On the lower side, behind, downwards (opp. ūrdhvam.

5) Afterwards, subsequently.

6) (With loc.) Within, near; एते चार्वागुपवनभुवि छिन्नदर्भाङ्कुरायाम् (ete cārvāgupavanabhuvi chinnadarbhāṅkurāyām) Ś.1.15.

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

Arvāc (अर्वाच्) or Arvvāc.—mfn. (-rvāṅ-rvācī-rvāk) Following, subsequent. ind. (-rvāc or -rvāk) 1. After, in time. 2. Behind, in place. 3. Near. E. avara behind, añca to go, kvip affix; the formation is irregular.

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

1) Arvāc (अर्वाच्):—mfn. vāṅ, vācī, vāk, [Vedic or Veda] (fr. añc with arva, near or ‘hither’) coming hitherward, coming to meet any one, turned towards, [Ṛg-veda] etc., being on this side (of a river), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.], being below or turned downwards, [Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Chāndogya-upaniṣad]

2) ([accusative] arvāñcāk) with √nud, to push down, [Ṛg-veda viii, 14, 8]

3) ind. (āk) See ss.vv. arvāk and arvāg,

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

Arvāc (अर्वाच्):—[(ṅ-cī-k) a.] Following after in time or place; near, next.

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

Arvāc (अर्वाच्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Havva.

context information

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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