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वाच्

वाच्
 vā'c [ vAc ]


f. ( fr. √ vac ) speech, voice, talk, language ( also of animals ), sound ( also of inanimate objects as of the stones used for pressing, of a drum etc. ), RV. etc. ( vācam-√ ṛ, īr, or iṣ, to raise the voice, utter a sound, cry, call )

a word, saying, phrase, sentence, statement, asseveration, Mn. MBh. etc. ( vācaṃ-√ vad, to speak words ; vācaṃ vyā-√ hṛ, to utter words ; vācaṃ-√ dā with dat., to address words to ; vācā satyaṃ-√ kṛ, to promise verbally in marriage, plight troth )

Speech personified ( in various manners or forms, e.g. as Vāc Ambhṛṇī in RV. x, 125, as the voice of the middle sphere in Naigh. and Nir., in the Veda she is also represented as created by Prajā-pati and married to him, in other places she is called the mother of the Vedas and wife of Indra, in VP. she is the daughter of Dakśa and wife of Kaśyapa, but most frequently she is identified with Bhāratī or Sarasvatī, the goddess of speech, vācaḥ sāma and vāco vratam, N. of Sāmans, ĀrshBr., vācaḥ stomaḥ, a partic. Ekâha, ŚrS. )




vā'c-chalya [ vAcchalya ]

w.r. for vāk-ch°, MBh. xii, 530.