nirvacana निर्वचन

Definition: interpretation by means of etymology as found in the Nirukta works; the act of fully uttering the meaning hidden in words that are partially or wholly unintelligible in respect of their derivation, by separating a word into its component letters; cf. निष्कृष्य विगृह्य निर्वचनम्, Durgavrtti on Nir. II. 1.For details see Nirukta II.1.

Dictionary: Abhyankar
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