Ajahatsvartha, Ajahatsvārthā: 3 definitions


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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Shodhganga: Vaiyākaraṇabhūṣaṇasāra: a critical study

Ajahatsvārthā (अजहत्स्वार्था).—It mainly concerns the compounds and lays down that each member of the compound expresses its individual meaning and that the compound has no separate denotative function.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ajahatsvārthā (अजहत्स्वार्था).—[na jahat svārtho'tra, hā-śatṛ na. ba.] A kind of लक्षणा (lakṣaṇā), in which the primary or original sense of a word (which is used elliptically) does not disappear; as कुन्ताः प्रविशन्ति (kuntāḥ praviśanti) = कुन्तधारिणः पुरुषाः (kuntadhāriṇaḥ puruṣāḥ); श्वेतो धावति (śveto dhāvati) = श्वेतवर्णोऽश्वो धावति (śvetavarṇo'śvo dhāvati); also called उपादानलक्षणा (upādānalakṣaṇā) q. v.; स्वसिद्धये पराक्षेपः (svasiddhaye parākṣepaḥ); कुन्ताः प्रविशन्ति, यष्टयः प्रविशन्ति इत्यादौ कुन्तादिभिरात्मन (kuntāḥ praviśanti, yaṣṭayaḥ praviśanti ityādau kuntādibhirātmana): प्रवेशसिद्ध्यर्थं स्वसंयोगिनः पुरुषा आक्षिप्यन्ते (praveśasiddhyarthaṃ svasaṃyoginaḥ puruṣā ākṣipyante) K.P.2. Adhyātma Rām.7.5.27.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ajahatsvārthā (अजहत्स्वार्था).—f.

(-rthā) A figure of speech, metonymy, one name being put for another, as ‘the spears enter’ for the spearmen. E. a neg. jahat leaving, svārthā sense.

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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. 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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