Vancita, Vañcita: 9 definitions



Vancita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Vanchita.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Vañcita (वञ्चित) is the alternative name of a Sanskrit metre (chandas) mentioned by Hemacandra (1088-1173 C.E.) in his auto-commentary on the second chapter of the Chandonuśāsana. Vañcita corresponds to Vicita. Hemacandra gives these alternative names for the metres by other authorities (like Bharata), even though the number of gaṇas or letters do not differ.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vañcita : (pp. of vañceti) cheated; deceived.

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

Vañcita, (pp. of vañceti) deceived, cheated J. I, 287 (vañcit’ammi=vañcitā amhi). (Page 593)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vañcita (वंचित).—p (S) Cheated, tricked, deceived, imposed upon.

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

vañcita (वंचित).—p Cheated, deceived.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vañcita (वञ्चित).—p. p.

1) Deceived, cheated.

2) Deprived of.

-tā A sort of riddle or enigma.

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

Vañcita (वञ्चित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Tricked, deceived. f.

(-tā) A kind of riddle. E. vañc to cheat, aff. kta.

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

Vañcita (वञ्चित).—[adjective] deceived, tricked, cheated of ([instrumental], [ablative] or —°); deluded, imposed upon, surprised; escaped ([accusative]); [feminine] ā a kind of riddle.

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

1) Vañcita (वञ्चित):—[from vañc] mfn. deceived, tricked, imposed upon, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) Vañcitā (वञ्चिता):—[from vañcita > vañc] f. a kind of riddle or enigma, [Catalogue(s)]

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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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