[Advaita-l] A help required regarding some Sanskrit words

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Tue May 4 20:08:52 CDT 2010


I recalled that  the word निरुक्तं is found in the Taittiriya Upanishad:
निरुक्तं चानिरुक्तं च (2.6.1).  The bhashyam is: निरुक्तं नाम निष्कृष्य
समान-असमानजातीयेभ्यः देशकालविशिष्टतया इदं तत् इत्युक्तम्..(niruktam is that
which is definable with specific characteristics..)

Now, niruktam is 'something well said'.  It appears almost certain that this
word does not mean 'unsaid' or 'poorly said'.

I still welcome inputs on this topic.

Om Tat Sat

On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 10:49 PM, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>wrote:

> Namaste.
> Here are some pairs of words:
> अनपेक्षः  - निरपेक्षः  (not longing for anything)
> अनवद्यं   - निरवद्यं  (faultless)
> अनवकाशः  - निरवकाशः (bereft of occasion)
> अनुक्त.... -  निरुक्त... (not the VedAnga) (unsaid)
> By the way, is the word निरुक्त used in a compound like: निरुक्ततात्पर्यम्
> ? (to mean: unsaid purport)
> Is there any difference in the meanings of the words in each of the pairs?
> If so what is the difference?
> Om Tat Sat

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