Samvacya, Saṃvācya: 4 definitions



Samvacya 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 Samvachya.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃvācya (संवाच्य).—The art of conversation (one of the 64 Kalās).

Derivable forms: saṃvācyam (संवाच्यम्).

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

Saṃvācya (संवाच्य).—[, corrupt, Divyāvadāna 70.1; according to Index having lived among, but read some synonym of gatvā 73.15; perhaps saṃcarya? The two passages are pratically identical: (vinipātaṃ na) gamiṣyati, kiṃ tarhi (73.15 tu) devāṃś ca manuṣyāṃś ca saṃvācya (73.15 gatvā) saṃsṛtya (70.1 mss. saṃvṛtya) paścime bhave (73.15 om. pa° bhave) paścime nikete…pratyekabuddho bhaviṣyati.Mr. D.R.S. Bailey informs me that Tibetan reads in 70.1 mtshams sbyar ciṅ ḥkhor nas, normally = pratisaṃdhiṃ gṛhītvā saṃsṛtya (preceded by loc.), and in 73.15 the same preceded by ñiṅ, for the two gerunds.]

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

1) Saṃvācya (संवाच्य):—[=saṃ-vācya] [from saṃ-vāc > saṃ-vac] n. ([probably]) the art of conversation (as one of the 64 Kalās), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. to be conversed with etc., [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Saṃvācya (संवाच्य):—(von vac mit sam) n. unter den 64 Künsten [Oxforder Handschriften 217], a, [16.] Comm. zu [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 10, 45, 36.] wohl die Kunst sich zu unterhalten.

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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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