Words Coined by Swatantryaveer Savarkar

Words Coined by Swatantryaveer Savarkar

Swatantryaveer Savarkar ‘स्वातंत्र्यवीर सावरकर’ born on 28 May 1883 was not only a freedom fighter but also, a visionary leader, historian, poet, writer, editor. He was very much passionate and learned about Indic languages especially Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi etc.  While promoting Hindutva his focus was to also promote Indian origin languages. He believed a language is an imperialistic tool to influence, demoralize and delude native people used by invaders. Usage of invaders’ languages destroys and diminishes the self-esteem of natives.

The main obstruction for using native Indian languages was that some of the things and objects did not really have alternative words in Sanskrit or Marathi. In some cases, people had also stopped using the alternate Sanskrit words. Or at least were not commonly known even if present. He took this task upon himself and started coining words for some of the things. He also re-discovered some of the Sanskrit words which were lost somewhere during Mughal, Nizam and British rules.

I thought it will be a good idea to enlist as many words either coined or re-discovered or revived by Swatantryaveer Savarkar which are actually Sanskrit based. This can be a very big list and I will keep updating as I unearth more words. If you find a word which is not listed here please do let me know in comments.

  1. हिंदुत्व – Hindutva – Hinduism
  2. महापौर – MahaaPaur – Mayor
  3. उपमहापौर – UpaMahaaPaur – Deputy Mayor
  4. नगरपालिका – NagarPalika – Municipality
  5. महानगरपालिका – Mahanagar Palika – Municipal Corporation
  6. लोकसभा – Loksabha – Parliament
  7. विधी – Vidhi – Law
  8. विधिमंडळ – VidhiMandal – The Legislature
  9. विधिज्ञ – Vidhidnya – Lawyer
  10. मुखबंध – Mukhabandh – Preamble
  11. स्विकारोक्ती – Swikarokti – Confession
  12. वचनपत्र – VachanPatr – Promisary Note
  13. अभियोग – Abhiyog – Defamation Case
  14. अर्थसंकल्प  – ArthaSankalp – Finance Budget
  15. संसदपटू – SamsadPatu – Parliamentarian
  16. ध्वनिक्षेपक – Dhwanikshepak – Microphone
  17. ध्वनिलेख – DhwaniLekh – Phonograph
  18. ध्वनिमुद्रिका – DhwaniMudrika – Record Plate
  19. नभोवाणी – Nabhovani – Radio
  20. दूरमुद्रक – Doormudrak – Teleprinter
  21. दूरध्वनी – Doordhwani – Telephone
  22. ध्वनिक्रमांक – DhwaniKramaank – Telephone Number
  23. छायाचित्रण – Chhayachitran – Photography
  24. चित्रपटगृह – ChitrapatGruha – Movie Theatre
  25. मूकपट – Mookpat – Silent Movie
  26. बोलपट – Bolpat – Talkie
  27. चित्रण – Chitran – Shooting
  28. दिग्दर्शक – Digdarkhak – Director
  29. नेपथ्य – Nepathya – Scene, Backstage
  30. वेशभूषा – Veshbhusha – Costume
  31. वेतन – Vetan – Salary
  32. क्रमांक – Kramaank – Number, Serial Number
  33. संपादक – Sampadak – Editor
  34. प्रवाचक – PraVachak – Reader
  35. प्रपाठक – PraPathak – Chair Person
  36. कीलक राष्ट्र – Keelak Rashtra – Buffer Nation
  37. समास – Samaas – Margin
  38. मुख्याध्यापक – Mukhyadhyapak – Head Master
  39. प्राचार्य – Pracharya – Principal
  40. प्रबोधिका – Prabodhika – Academy
  41. शाळा – Shala – School
  42. प्रशाळा – PraShala – Highschool
  43. महाविद्यालय – Mahavidyalaya – College
  44. ज्ञानशाखा – Dnyanshaakha – Faculty
  45. क्रीडानगर – KridaNagar – Gymnasium
  46. परीक्षक – Parikshak – Examiner
  47. परीटगृह – Pareetgruha – Laundry, Washing Place
  48. पायदळ – Paaydal – Landforce
  49. चकमक – Chakmak – Skirmish
  50. युद्धनौका – YuddhaNaukaa – Warship
  51. पाणबुडी – Paanbudi – Submarine
  52. वायुदल – VayuDal – Airforce
  53. जलसेना – Jalsena – Navy
  54. झरणी – Jharani – Fountain Pen
  55. टंकलेखक – TankLekhak – Typewriter
  56. टपाल – Tapaal – Post
  57. धनटपाल – DhanTapaal – Money Order
  58. परिपत्रक – PariPatrak – Circular
  59. हस्तपत्रक – HastaPatrak – Handbill
  60. भित्तीपत्रक – BhittiPatrak – Wall poster
  61. पटांकण – Pataankan – Register
  62. इतिवृत्त – IteeVrutta – Report
  63. बांधणी – Bandhani – Binding
  64. उपमुद्रा – UpaMudra – Proof (Document)
  65. धनी – Dhani – Owner, Master
  66. केशकर्तनालय – KeshKartanaalay – Hair Cutting Saloon
  67. चिकित्सालय – Chikithsalaya – Consulting Room
  68.  अंश – Ansh – Degree
  69. इच्छुक – Ichhuk – Candidate
  70. व्यंगचित्र – VyangChitra – Cartoon
  71. लेखनिक – Lekhanik – Clerk
  72. अनुलेख – Anulekh – Copy (Document)
  73. उपनेत्र – Upanetra – Eye Glasses
  74. विज्ञापन – Vidnyapan – Advertisement
  75. प्रसिद्धक – Prasiddhak – Advertisement
  76. आस्कंदन – Askandan – Rape
  77. अभिभावक – Abhibhavak – Trustee
  78. निक्षेप पत्र – Nikshep Patr – Trust Deed
  79. आवेदनपत्र – AvedanPatr – Memorandum
  80. स्फुटीकरण – Sfutikaran – Details
  81. दैनंदिनी – Dainandini – Diary
  82. सेवानिवृत्त – SevaNivrutta – Retired
  83. निवृत्ती वेतन – Nvrutti Vetan – Pension
  84. पूर्वपरीक्षा – Purva Pariksha – Preliminary Exam
  85. मुद्रापीठ – Mudrapeeth – Press
  86. एकस्व  – Ekasva – Monopoly
  87. लाभांश – Laabhansh – Bonus
  88. भागांश – Bhagansh – Dividend
  89. भावपत्र – Bhavpatr – Tenders
  90. मूल्य देयक – Mulya Deyak – Bill
  91. स्थानक – Sthanak – Station
  92. स्थानकपाल  – SthanakPaal – Station Master
  93. थांबा – Thamba – Stop
  94. शीतगृह – SheetGruha – Refrigerator or Cold Storage
  95. पदार्थिका – Padarthikaa – Restaurant Menu
  96. पुस्तक विक्रेता – Pustak Vikreta – Book Seller
  97. पुस्तक भांडार – Pustak Bhandar – Book Shop
  98. स्फोटक – Sfotak – Dynamic
  99. अनुषंगक – Anushangak – Dash or Hyphen
  100. शिरगणना – Shirgananaa – Counting People

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