Suvacas, Su-vacas: 9 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Suvachas.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Suvacas (सुवचस्) refers to “gentle speech”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “How then, son of good family, does the Bodhisattva who has attained memory never forget? Son of good family, the Bodhisattva attains memory (dhāraṇī) by purifying his memory. What then is the purification of memory? Son of good family, there are thirty-two purifications of memory. What are the thirty-two? [...] (9) adequatly grasping gentle speech (suvacas-pradakṣiṇa-grahita) according to admonitions; (10) never looking for the preachers’ mistakes, considering them as the teachings [of the Buddha]; (11) memorizing and reciting [the teachings]; (12) no laziness concerning the teaching; [...]”.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Languages of India and abroad
Suvacas (सुवचस्).—n. eloquence. -a. eloquent.
Suvacas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and vacas (वचस्). See also (synonyms): suvacana.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Suvacas (सुवचस्).—(1) adj. (= Pali suvaca, subbaca; not in this sense Sanskrit suvaca and Lex. °cas), compliant, mild, gentle in speech: agrakulīnā °cā (mss. sucavā) tyāgaru- cimārdavavatī (mss. °tā) ca Mahāvastu i.143.2 (verse); °cāḥ Mahāvyutpatti 2366 = Tibetan bkaḥ blo bde ba, of cheerful speech; (2) name of a ‘gandharva maid’: Kāraṇḍavvūha 5.18.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-cāḥ-cāḥ-caḥ) Speaking much, and eloquently or well. E. su good, vacas speech.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Suvacas (सुवचस्).—adj. speaking well or much.
Suvacas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and vacas (वचस्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Suvācas (सुवाचस्).—[adjective] speaking well.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Suvacas (सुवचस्):—[=su-vacas] [from su > su-yaj] mfn. = [preceding] [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) Suvācas (सुवाचस्):—[=su-vācas] [from su > su-yaj] mfn. very eloquent, [Ṛg-veda]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Suvacas (सुवचस्):—[su-vacas] (cāḥ-cāḥ-caḥ) a. Speaking much and eloquently.
[Sanskrit to German]
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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Starts with: Suvacasya.
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