Uccavaca, Uccāvaca, Ucca-avaca: 15 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Uchchavacha.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Uccāvaca (उच्चावच).—Diverse; cf. उच्चावचेष्वर्थेषु भवन्ति निपाताः (uccāvaceṣvartheṣu bhavanti nipātāḥ) Nir. I.3.4.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

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Source: archive.org: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Uccāvaca (उच्चावच) refers to “crying in a high and low voice”, according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, [while discussing the outlines of hawking]: “The Bharadvaja, when pursued by hawks carefully hiding itself and crying piteously, sometimes in a low and sometimes in a loud voice (uccāvaca), excites a feeling of laughter, because they hide themselves through fear,but yet can be traced by their cry. The sportsman, seeking amusement, should shoot pellets at them. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Ucca-avaca.—(CII 1), ‘more or less’, ‘of various kinds’. Note: ucca-avaca is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

uccāvaca : (adj.) high and low; various.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Uccāvaca refers to: high and low, various, manifold Vin. I, 70, 203; J. IV, 115, 363 (= mahaggha-samaggha C. p. 366); Sn. 703, 714, 792, 959; Dh. 83; Nd1 93, 467; Vv 121 (= vividha VvA. 60); 311.

Note: uccāvaca is a Pali compound consisting of the words ucca and avaca.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uccāvaca (उच्चावच).—a. [mayūravyaṃsakādigaṇa] P.II.1.72.

1) High and low, uneven, irregular, undulating; Manusmṛti 6.73.

2) Great and small, variegated, heterogeneous.

3) Various, multiform, of various kinds, diverse; उच्चावचाश्च पदार्था भवन्तीति गार्ग्यः (uccāvacāśca padārthā bhavantīti gārgyaḥ) Nir; Manusmṛti 1.38; Śiśupālavadha 4.46; Daśakumāracarita 48,14,156.

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Uccāvaca (उच्चावच).—a. High and low, great and small; see उच्चावच (uccāvaca).

Uccāvaca is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ucca and avaca (अवच).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Uccāvaca (उच्चावच).—mfn.

(-caḥ-cā-caṃ) 1. Various, multiform. 2. Uneven, irregular, undulating. 3. High and low. E. udak upper, and avāk lower, great and small, &c.; the compound is irregular.

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

Uccāvaca (उच्चावच).—i. e. ucca -ava-añc + a, adj. High and low, various, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 12, 14.

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

Uccāvaca (उच्चावच).—[adjective] high and low. great and small, various.

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

1) Uccāvaca (उच्चावच):—[from ucca] mfn. high and low, great and small, variegated, heterogeneous

2) [v.s. ...] various, multiform, manifold

3) [v.s. ...] uneven, irregular, undulating, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Manu-smṛti etc.]

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

Uccāvaca (उच्चावच):—[(caḥ-cā-caṃ) a.] Various; uneven, high and low.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Uccāvaca (उच्चावच) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Uccāvaya.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Uccāvaca (ಉಚ್ಚಾವಚ):—

1) [noun] the difference or distinguishing characters between the haves and have-nots or oppressors and the oppressed or the upper caste people and the lower caste people, etc. in a society.

2) [noun] a wandering from the main subject in talking or writing; a speaking or writing unconnectedly or foolishly; digression.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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