Maukharya: 6 definitions



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General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows

Maukharya (मौखर्य, “garrulity”) refers to “prattling senselessly” and represents one of the five transgressions (aticara) of the “vow of abstaining from purposeless” (anarthadaṇḍavirati): one of the seven supplementary vows (śīlavrata), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 32.—What is meant by garrulity (maukharya)? It is to indulge in meaningless and unrestrained talks out of arrogance recklessly.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Maukharya (मौखर्य).—[mukharasya bhāvaḥ ṣyañ]

1) Talkativeness, garrulity.

2) Abuse, defamation, calumny.

Derivable forms: maukharyam (मौखर्यम्).

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

Maukharya (मौखर्य) or Maukharyya.—nf. (-ryaṃ-ryī) Scurrility, defamation. E. mukhara foul-mouthed, ṣyañ aff., fem. aff. ṅīṣ.

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

Maukharya (मौखर्य).—i. e. mukhara + ya, n., and f. . 1. Defamation. 2. Scurrility.

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

Maukharya (मौखर्य).—[neuter] talkativeness.

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

1) Maukharya (मौखर्य):—[from maukhara] n. talkativeness, garrulity, [Pañcarātra]

2) [v.s. ...] scurrility, defamation, abusiveness, calumny, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

3) Maukharyā (मौखर्या):—[from maukharya > maukhara] f. of maukhari above, [Pāṇini 4-1, 79 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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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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