Abhidhabhavana, Abhidhābhāvanā: 1 definition


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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhidhābhāvanā (अभिधाभावना):—[tatpurusha compound] f.

(-nā) (In the Mīmāṃsā philosophy.) That notion inhering in a verb, which conveys in a literal or explicit manner the unseen power apūrva; it is considered as residing in, or as being imparted by, the affixes of the potential, leṭ, imperative and participles of the passive future; also called śabdabhāvanā and distinguished from the arthabhāvanā. See apūrva I. 1. 2. 1. p. 199b, 1. 12 ff. E. abhidhā and bhāvanā.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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