Alpaprayoga, aka: Alpa-prayoga; 2 Definition(s)


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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Alpaprayoga (अल्पप्रयोग).—Not of frequent occurence in the spoken language or literature the term is used in connection with such words as are not frequently used; cf. सन्त्यल्पप्रयोगाः कृतोप्यैक-पदिकाः । व्रंततिर्दम्नाः जाटय आट्णारो जागरूको द्विर्धिहोमीति (santyalpaprayogāḥ kṛtopyaika-padikāḥ | vraṃtatirdamnāḥ jāṭaya āṭṇāro jāgarūko dvirdhihomīti) Nir I.14.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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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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Alpaprayoga (अल्पप्रयोग).—a. of rare application or use, rarely used.

Alpaprayoga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms alpa and prayoga (प्रयोग).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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