Durvac, Durvāc, Dur-vac: 5 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Durvac 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 Durvach.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Durvāc (दुर्वाच्).—a. speaking ill. (-f.)

1) evil words, abuse.

2) inelegant language or speech.

Durvāc is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dur and vāc (वाच्).

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

Durvāc (दुर्वाच्).—mfn. (-vāk) An ill speaker, morally or physically. f.

(-vā) Speaking ill, either inelegantly or abusively. E. dur ill, vāc speech. garhitā vāk prā0 sa0 .

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

Durvāc (दुर्वाच्).—f. abuse, Mahābhārata 1, 3076.

Durvāc is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dus and vāc (वाच्).

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

Durvāc (दुर्वाच्).—1. [feminine] evil speech.

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Durvāc (दुर्वाच्).—2. [adjective] speaking ill.

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

1) Durvāc (दुर्वाच्):—[=dur-vāc] [from dur] f. idem, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. having a bad voice, [Atharva-veda iv, 17, 5]

3) [v.s. ...] speaking ill, [Kāvya literature]

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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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