Durvacya, Durvācya, Dur-vacya: 7 definitions



Durvacya 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 Durvachya.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Durvācya (दुर्वाच्य).—a.

1) difficult to be spoken or uttered.

2) abusive, scurrilous.

3) harsh, cruel (as words). (-cyam) 1 censure, abuse.

2) scandal, ill-repute.

Durvācya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dur and vācya (वाच्य).

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

Durvācya (दुर्वाच्य).—n.

(-cyaṃ) Any unlucky or ill omened speech. 2. censure, abuse. E. dur improperly, vācya to be spoken. duṣṭaṃ nindyaṃ vācyam prā0 sa0 .

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

Durvācya (दुर्वाच्य).—[adjective] hard to be uttered, harsh (words); [neuter] harsh language or bad news.

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

1) Durvācya (दुर्वाच्य):—[=dur-vācya] [from dur] mfn. hard (to be uttered)

2) [v.s. ...] n. a h° word, [Purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] bad news, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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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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