Nirvac: 6 definitions


Nirvac 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 Nirvach.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirvac (निर्वच्).—2 P.

1) To interpret, explain; वेदा निर्वक्तुमक्षमाः (vedā nirvaktumakṣamāḥ).

2) To derive, trace to its etymology (as a word).

3) To relate, tell, declare, announce.

4) To name, call.

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

Nirvāc (निर्वाच्).—adj. dumb, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 25, 54.

Nirvāc is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and vāc (वाच्).

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

Nirvāc (निर्वाच्).—[adjective] speechless, silent.

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Nirvac (निर्वच्).—speak out, explain, derive ([grammar]); speak off i.e. drive away with words.

Nirvac is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and vac (वच्).

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

1) Nirvāc (निर्वाच्):—[=nir-vāc] [from nir > niḥ] mfn. idem, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) Nirvac (निर्वच्):—[=nir-√vac] ([Aorist] -avocat, [Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]; but mostly used in [Passive voice] -ucyate, -ucyamāna; cf. nir-ukta),

2) —to speak out, express clearly or distinctly, declare, interpret, explain, [Brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.;

2) —to derive from ([ablative]), [Harivaṃśa];

2) —to order off, warn off, drive away, tell any one to go away from ([ablative]), [Atharva-veda]

[Sanskrit to German]

Nirvac 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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