Durvaca, Dur-vaca: 8 definitions



Durvaca 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 Durvacha.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Durvaca (दुर्वच).—a.

1) difficult to be described, indescribable. अपि वागधिपस्य दुर्वचं वचनं तद् विदधीत विस्मयम् (api vāgadhipasya durvacaṃ vacanaṃ tad vidadhīta vismayam) Ki.2.2.

2) not to be talked about.

3) speaking improperly, abusing.

-cam abuse, censure, foul language.

Durvaca is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dur and vaca (वच).

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

Durvaca (दुर्वच).—mfn.

(-caḥ-cā-caṃ) 1. Speaking ill or inproperly. 1. Speaking in pain. 3. Difficult of utterance or articulation. 4. What ought not to be spoken. n.

(-caṃ) 1. Abuse, censure. 2. Evil or unlucky speech. E. dur, vac to speak. duḥkhena ucyate dur + vac-karmaṇi khal .

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

Durvaca (दुर्वच).—i. e. dus-vac + a, adj. 1. Abusing, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 22, 18. 2. Difficult to be explained, Mahābhārata 14, 570.

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

Durvaca (दुर्वच).—[adjective] hard to be spoken (of); [abstract] tva [neuter]

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

1) Durvaca (दुर्वच):—[=dur-vaca] [from dur] mfn. d° to be spoken or explained or asserted or answered, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc. (-tva n., [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha])

2) [v.s. ...] speaking ill or in pain, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] n. abuse, censure

4) [v.s. ...] evil or unlucky speech, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Durvaca (दुर्वच):—[dur-vaca] (caḥ-cā-caṃ) a. Speaking ill, or with difficulty. n. Abuse.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Durvaca (दुर्वच):—(2. duṣ + vaca) adj.

1) schwer zu sprechen, was man nicht gern sagt, hart (von Worten): avocaṃ durvacaṃ vacaḥ [Mahābhārata 5, 7018.] durvacaiḥ . ugrairvākyaiḥ [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 22, 18.] [KIRĀT. 2, 2.] —

2) worauf oder worüber es schwer ist Etwas zu sagen: praśnāṃsudurvacān . papraccha [Mahābhārata 14, 454.] papraccha punarevemaṃ mokṣadharmaṃ sudurvacam [570.]

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Durvaca (दुर्वच):—

3) was sich schwerlich sagen lässt, was man schwerlich behaupten kann; davon nom. abstr. tva n. [SARVADARŚANAS. 26, 20.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Durvaca (दुर्वच):—Adj. —

1) was man nicht gern sagt , hart (Worte). —

2) was sich schwerlich sagen lässt , schwer zu behaupten. Nom.abstr. tva n.

3) worauf oder worüber es schwer ist Etwas zu sagen , schwer zu beantworten.

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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