Visvara: 7 definitions

Introduction

Visvara 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

Visvara (विस्वर).—Characterized by a faulty or incorrect accent, which is looked upon as a fault of pronunciation.

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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

visvara (विस्वर).—m (S) An unmusical note or sound: also attrib. of an unmusical sound, inharmonious, discordant, harsh, cracked &c.

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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

Visvara (विस्वर).—a.

1) Discordant.

2) Having no sound.

-raḥ Discord.

-ram ind. Pronounced with a wrong accent.

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

Visvara (विस्वर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Discordant, unharmonious. E. vi deprec, svara sound.

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

Visvara (विस्वर).—adj. discordant, inharmonious.

Visvara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vi and svara (स्वर).

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

Visvara (विस्वर).—[adjective] soundless or inharmonious.

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

1) Visvara (विस्वर):—[=vi-svara] [from vi] a m. discord, [Pañcarātra]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. having no sound, [Cūlikā-upaniṣad]

3) [v.s. ...] dissonant, discordant (am ind.), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] pronounced with a wrong accent (am ind.), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Śikṣā]

5) [=vi-svara] b vi-svāda See p. 953, col. 2.

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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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