Vaktavya: 5 definitions


Vaktavya 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Vaktavya (वक्तव्य).—That which ought to be stated -or prescribed; the word is frequently found used by the Varttikakāra when he suggests any addition to, or modification in Panini's rules. Sometimes,the word is added by the author of the Mahabhasya in the explanation of a Varttika after stating what is lacking in the Varttika. 40

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vaktavya (वक्तव्य).—a S (Purposed, necessary, proper, occurring) to be spoken or said.

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vaktavya (वक्तव्य).—n S A dictum or an aphorism; a rule or precept delivered: also an apothegm or a saying in general.

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

vaktavya (वक्तव्य).—a (Proper) to be spoken. n A dictum; a saying.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaktavya (वक्तव्य).—pot. p. [vac-tavya]

1) Fit to be said, told, spoken or declared; तत्तर्हि वक्तव्यं न वक्तव्यम् (tattarhi vaktavyaṃ na vaktavyam) (frequently occurring in Mahābhārata )

2) To be spoken about.

3) Reprehensible, blamable, censurable.

4) Low, vile, base.

5) Accountable, responsible.

6) Dependent; कामवक्तव्य- हृदया भर्तृनाथाश्चरन्ति याः (kāmavaktavya- hṛdayā bhartṛnāthāścaranti yāḥ) Rām.2.117.26.

-vyam 1 Speaking, speech.

2) A precept, rule, dictum.

3) Blame, censure, reproach; एवमेतत् । वक्तव्यं परिहर्तव्यं च (evametat | vaktavyaṃ parihartavyaṃ ca) Pañcharātram 2; वक्तव्यं किञ्चिदस्मासु (vaktavyaṃ kiñcidasmāsu) Pratimā 3.6.

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

Vaktavya (वक्तव्य).—mfn.

(-vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) 1. Fit or proper to be said or spoken, to be spoken or uttered. 2. To be spoken about or against. 3. Vile, bad, reprehensible. 4. Subject, dependent. 5. Low, base. n.

(-vyaṃ) 1. A rule, a dictum, a sentence. 2. Speech. 3. Reproach. E. vac to speak, and tavya aff., of the future participle.

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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. 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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