Avacana, Āvacana: 11 definitions
Avacana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Avachana.
Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
Avacana (अवचन).—Something which need not be specifically prescribed or stated, being already available or valid; cf तृतीयासमासे अर्थग्रहणमनर्थकं अर्थगतिर्हि अवचनात् (tṛtīyāsamāse arthagrahaṇamanarthakaṃ arthagatirhi avacanāt) P. II.1.30 V.1.
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Āvacana (आवचन).—Incomplete pronunciation, cf. ईषद् वचनम् (īṣad vacanam) M.Bh. on I.1.8.
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Avacana, (nt.) (a + vacana) “non-word”, i.e. the wrong word or expression J. I, 410. (Page 81)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Avacana (अवचन).—a. [na. ba.] Not speaking, silent, speechless; शकुन्तला साध्वसादवचना तिष्ठति (śakuntalā sādhvasādavacanā tiṣṭhati) Ś.1.
-nam [abhāve na. ta.]
1) Absence of assertion, silence, taciturnity; अवचनेऽ- ग्निष्टोम (avacane'- gniṣṭoma); Kāty.
2) Censure, blame, reproof; °कर (kara) a. not doing what one is bid, disobedient.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naṃ) Silence, not speaking. E. a neg. vacana word.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Avacana (अवचन).—adj., f. nā, speechless, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 12, 21.
Avacana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and vacana (वचन).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Avacana (अवचन).—[adjective] speechless, silent.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Avacana (अवचन):—[=a-vacana] n. absence of a special assertion, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] mfn. not expressing anything, [Jaimini]
3) [v.s. ...] not speaking, silent, [Śakuntalā]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Avacana (अवचन):—[a-vacana] (naṃ) 1. n. Silence.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Avacana (अवचन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Avayaṇa.
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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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Starts with: Avacanakara.
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