Vagdanda, Vāgdaṇḍa, Vac-danda: 9 definitions



Vagdanda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya

Vāgdaṇḍa (वाग्दण्ड) refers to “cruelty of speech”, according to the Manusmṛti 7.50. Accordingly, “[...] tale-bearing (paiśunya), Treachery (droha?), Envy (īrṣya), Slandering (sāhasa?), Misappropriation of property (arthadūṣaṇa), Cruelty of speech (vāgdaṇḍa) and of Assault (pāruṣya);—these constitute the eightfold set born of Anger. [...] in the set born of anger (krodhaja),—Assault (daṇḍapātana), Cruelty of speech (vākpāruṣya) and Misappropriation of property (arthadūṣaṇa),—are to be regarded as the three most pernicious (kaṣṭatama)”.

Dharmashastra book cover
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vāgdaṇḍa (वाग्दंड).—m S Reprimanding, reproving, rebuking. 2 Controlling or governing of speech.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vāgdaṇḍa (वाग्दंड).—m Rebuking.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vāgdaṇḍa (वाग्दण्ड).—m.

(-ṇḍaḥ) 1. Reproof, reprimand. 2. Restraint or control of speech. E. vāk and daṇḍa punishment.

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

Vāgdaṇḍa (वाग्दण्ड).—m. 1. reprimand, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 129. 2. restraint, or control of speech.

Vāgdaṇḍa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vāc and daṇḍa (दण्ड).

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

Vāgdaṇḍa (वाग्दण्ड).—[masculine] speech assault, either reproof, reprimand, or = seq. [neuter], also control over one’s speech; [dual] word and stick.

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

1) Vāgdaṇḍa (वाग्दण्ड):—[=vāg-daṇḍa] [from vāg > vāc] m. verbal rebuke or reprimand, reproof, admonition, [Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya]

2) [v.s. ...] [dual number] insult and assault (ḍayoḥ pāruṣyam or ḍa-paruṣye, violence both by words and blows, violence both of language and bodily assault), [Manu-smṛti; Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Hitopadeśa]

3) [v.s. ...] speech-control, restraint of sp°, [Manu-smṛti xii, 10]

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

Vāgdaṇḍa (वाग्दण्ड):—[vāgda+ṇḍa] (ṇḍaḥ) 1. n. Reproof.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Vāgdaṇḍa (वाग्दण्ड):—m. Verweis [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 8, 129. 12, 10.]

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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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