Priyavacana, Priya-vacana: 9 definitions


Priyavacana means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Priyavachana.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Priyavacana (प्रियवचन, “friendly speech”) refers to one of the thirty-six “characteristic features” (lakṣaṇa) of perfect ‘poetic compositions’ (kāvyabandha) and ‘dramatic compositions’ (dṛśyakāvya, or simply kāvya). It is also known as Priyokti. According to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 17, these thirty-six lakṣaṇas act as instructions for composing playwrights. The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Priyavacana in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Priyavacana (प्रियवचन, “kindly speech”) refers to one of the “four bases of sympathy” (catursaṃgrahavastu) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 19). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., ṣaṣ-pāramitā and priyavacana). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Priyavacana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Priyavacana (प्रियवचन).—a. speaking kind or agreeable words.

-nam kind, coaxing or endearing words; प्रियवचनकृतोऽ- पि योषितां दयितजनानुनयो रसादृते (priyavacanakṛto'- pi yoṣitāṃ dayitajanānunayo rasādṛte) (praviśati hṛdayaṃ na) V.2.22.

Priyavacana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms priya and vacana (वचन).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Priyavacana (प्रियवचन).—nt. Lalitavistara 182.6; Dharmasaṃgraha 19; -vadya, nt. (both these two occur in Sanskrit, not in the Buddhist technical sense) Mahāvastu i.3.12 (most mss.); ii.395.8; Lalitavistara 38.17; Daśabhūmikasūtra [Page394-b+ 71] 20.6; °vadya-tā Lalitavistara 429.12; -vākya, nt. Lalitavistara 160.6; °vādi-tā Mahāvyutpatti 926; Bodhisattvabhūmi 217.2, 6 ff.; 302.26; -vādya [, nt., Senart with 1 ms., Mahāvastu i.3.12] (in Pali peyyavajja), one of the four saṃgraha-vastu, q.v., speaking in a kind, loving manner.

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

Priyavacana (प्रियवचन).—n. word of love, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 40.

Priyavacana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms priya and vacana (वचन).

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

Priyavacana (प्रियवचन).—[neuter] & [adjective] = priyabhāṣaṇa & priyabhāṣin.

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

1) Priyavacana (प्रियवचन):—[=priya-vacana] [from priya > prī] mfn. one whose words are kind or friendly, speaking kindly, [Sāyaṇa on Ṛg-veda i, 13, 8]

2) [v.s. ...] m. = bhakti-mān rogī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] n. kind or friendly speech, [Vikramorvaśī]

[Sanskrit to German]

Priyavacana 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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