Samvacaka, Saṃvācaka: 1 definition



Samvacaka 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.

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[«previous next»] — Samvacaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Saṃvācaka (संवाचक).—(-saṃvācaka), adj., and °cikā, subst. f., (to Sanskrit saṃ-vac- plus -aka, -ikā), in hasta-saṃ°, ‘talking with the hands’, by signs (by or to the deaf): °cakaḥ (presumably personal) Mahāvyutpatti 7685 = Tibetan lag brdaḥ byed pa, making hand signs (follows eḍamūka, q.v.); °cikā, subst. (the process), badhirāṃ °cikayārthaṃ grāhayati Bodhisattvabhūmi 145.6, by hand-conversation he makes the deaf understand the meaning.

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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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