Avacaniya, Avacanīya: 9 definitions


Avacaniya 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 Avachaniya.

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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Avacaniya in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

avacanīya : (adj.) not to be admonished.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Avacaniya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avacanīya (अवचनीय).—a.

1) Not to be spoken or uttered, obscene or indecent (language); वादेष्ववचनीयेषु तदेव द्विगुणं भवेत् (vādeṣvavacanīyeṣu tadeva dviguṇaṃ bhavet) Manusmṛti 8.269.

2) Not censurable, not blamable, free from censure; लोकैरवचनीया भवति (lokairavacanīyā bhavati) Mṛcchakaṭika 2; °तात्व (tātva) impropriety of speech, freedom from censure; सर्वथा व्यवहर्तव्ये कुतो ह्यवचनीयता (sarvathā vyavahartavye kuto hyavacanīyatā) Uttararāmacarita 1.5.

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

Avacanīya (अवचनीय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) Not to be spoken, improper. E. a neg. vacanīya to be said.

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

Avacanīya (अवचनीय).—[adjective] not to be spoken, (blameless.*).

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

1) Avacanīya (अवचनीय):—[=a-vacanīya] [from a-vacana] mfn. not to be spoken, improper, [Manu-smṛti viii,269.]

2) Avācanīya (अवाचनीय):—[=a-vācanīya] [from avākin] mfn. not to be read, [Bālarāmāyaṇa]

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

Avacanīya (अवचनीय):—[a-vacanīya] (yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) a. Unspeakable.

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Avacaniya 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»] — Avacaniya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Avacanīya (ಅವಚನೀಯ):—[adjective] ineffable a) too overwhelming to be expressed or described in words; inexpressible; b) too awesome or sacred to be spoken.

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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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