˚- speech, words; rare by itself (and in this case re-established from compounds and poetical, as at Snp.472 (yassa vacī kharā; explained at Snp-a.409 by “vācā”), Snp.973 (cudito vacīhi = vācāhi Snp-a.574). Otherwise in cpds, like: -gutta controlled in speech Snp.78. -para one who excels in words (not in actions), i.e. a man of words Ja.ii.390. -parama id. DN.iii.185. -bheda “kind of words,” what is like speech, i.e. talk or language Vin.iv.2; Mil.231 (meaning here: break of the vow of speech?); various saying detailed speech, specification Kp-a.13; Snp-a.464, Snp-a.466 See also vākya-bheda & vācaṃ bhindati. -viññatti intimation by language Vism.448; Mil.370; Dhs.637 -vipphāra dilating in talk Mil.230, Mil.370. -samācāsa good conduct in speech MN.ii.114; MN.iii.45; DN.iii.217. Often coupled (as triad) with kāya˚ & mano˚; (= in deed & in mind; where vācā is used when not compounded) e.g. in (vacī) -kamma (+ kāya˚ & mano˚) deed by word MN.i.373, MN.i.417; MN.iii.207; DN.iii.191, DN.iii.245; -duccarita misbehaviour in words (four of these, viz. musāvāda pisuṇā vācā, pharusā vācā, samphappalāpa AN.ii.141; DN.iii.52, DN.iii.96, DN.iii.111, DN.iii.214, DN.iii.217; Mnd.386; Pp.60; Dhp-a.i.23 Dhp-a.iii.417; -saṅkhāra antecedent or requisite for speech MN.i.301; AN.iii.350; SN.iv.293; Vb-a.167; Vism.531 -sañcetanā intention by word Vb-a.144; -sucarita good conduct in speech AN.ii.141 (the 4: sacca-vācā, apisuṇā vācā, saṇhā vācā, mantā bhāsā).

the composition form of vaco