Akritigana, aka: Ākṛtigaṇa, Akriti-gana; 2 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Ākṛtigaṇa can be transliterated into English as Akrtigana or Akritigana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)
Ākṛtigaṇa (आकृतिगण).—A class or group of words in which some words are actually mentioned and room is left to include others which are found undergoing the same operation; cf. श्रेण्यादयः कृतादिभिः । श्रेण्यादयः पठ्यन्ते कृतादिराकृतिगणः (śreṇyādayaḥ kṛtādibhiḥ | śreṇyādayaḥ paṭhyante kṛtādirākṛtigaṇaḥ) M. Bh. on II.1.59. Haradatta defines the word as प्रयोगदर्शनेन आकृतिग्राह्यो गणः आकृतिगणः। अत्र आदिशब्दः प्रकारे । आकृति-गणेपि उदाहरणरूपेण कतिपयान् पठति कृत मत इत्यादि (prayogadarśanena ākṛtigrāhyo gaṇaḥ ākṛtigaṇaḥ| atra ādiśabdaḥ prakāre | ākṛti-gaṇepi udāharaṇarūpeṇa katipayān paṭhati kṛta mata ityādi) Padamañjarī on II.I.59 ; cf. Pradīpa of Kaiyaṭa also on II.1. 59.Some of the gaṇas mentioned by Pāṇini are ākṛtigaṇas, e.g. अर्श-आदिगण, मूलविभुजादिगण, स्नात्व्यादिगण, शिवादिगण, पचादिगण (arśa-ādigaṇa, mūlavibhujādigaṇa, snātvyādigaṇa, śivādigaṇa, pacādigaṇa), and others.(Source): Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Ākṛtigaṇa (आकृतिगण).—a list of words belonging to a certain grammatical rule which does not give every word belonging to that rule, but only specimens, a list of specimens (frequently occurring in the Gaṇapāṭha); e. g. अर्श आदिगण, स्वरादिगण, चादि गण (arśa ādigaṇa, svarādigaṇa, cādi gaṇa) &c.
Derivable forms: ākṛtigaṇaḥ (आकृतिगणः).
Ākṛtigaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ākṛti and gaṇa (गण).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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