Vishvac, Viṣvac, Viṣvāc: 4 definitions

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Introduction:

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The Sanskrit terms Viṣvac and Viṣvāc can be transliterated into English as Visvac or Vishvac, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Vishvach.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Viṣvāc (विष्वाच्).—An asura. Mention is made in Ṛgveda, Maṇḍala 1, Anuvāka 17, Sūkta 117 that the race of this Asura was destroyed by the Aśvinīdevas.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viṣvac (विष्वच्).—a. (Nom. sing. m. viṣvaṅ, f. viṣūcī, n. viṣvak)

1) Going or being everywhere, all-pervading; विध्वंसमाना विष्वञ्चो विनेशुः (vidhvaṃsamānā viṣvañco vineśuḥ) Bṛ. Up.1.3.7; युधि तुरगरजोविधूम्र- विष्वक्कचलुलितश्रमवार्यलङ्कृतास्ये (yudhi turagarajovidhūmra- viṣvakkacalulitaśramavāryalaṅkṛtāsye) Bhāg.1.9.34; विष्वङ्मोहः स्थगयति कथं मन्दभाग्यः करोमि (viṣvaṅmohaḥ sthagayati kathaṃ mandabhāgyaḥ karomi) U.3.38; Māl.9.2.

2) Separating into parts.

3) Different.

4) Alternately. (viṣvak is used adverbially in the sense of 'everywhere, on all sides, all around'; balaṃ prakopādiva viṣvagāyatā Ki.14. 59; chāyāsuptamṛgaḥ śakuntanivahairviṣvagviluptacchadaḥ Pt.2.2; Māl.5. 4;9.25).

See also (synonyms): viṣvaṃc.

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

Viṣvac (विष्वच्).—or viṣvañc mfn. (-ṣvaṅ-ṣūcī-ṣvak) 1. Going every where, allpervading. 2. Separating into parts, different. n. (-ṣvak) The equinox. E. viṣu variously, (in various directions,) or equally, añc to go, kvin aff.; it is also written, but less accurately viśvac .

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

Viṣvāc (विष्वाच्):—[from viṣu] m. Name of an Asura, [Ṛg-veda i, 117, 16] ([Sāyaṇa])

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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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