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vAc

vAc 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 &c.) RV. &c. &c. ({vAcam-R} , {Ir} , or {iS} , to raise the voice , utter a sound , cry , call) a word , saying , phrase , sentence , statement , asseveration Mn. MBh. &c. ({vAcaM-vad} , to speak words ; {vAcaMvyA-hR} , to utter words {vAcaM-dA} with dat. , to address words to {vAcAsatyaM-kR} , to promise verbally in marriage , plight troth) ; Speech personified (in various manners or forms e.g. as Vac Ambhrini 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 Praja-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 Daksha and wife of Kasyapa ; but most frequently she is identified with Bharati or Sarasvati , the goddess of speech {vAcaHsAma} and {vAcovratam}N. of Samans ArshBr. {vAcaHstomaH} , a partic. Ekaha S3rS.)
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