Anaikantika, Anaikāntika: 7 definitions



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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

[«previous next»] — Anaikantika in Vyakarana glossary
Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Anaikāntika (अनैकान्तिक).—Undetermined, indefinite एतद्प्यनैकान्तिकं यदल्पप्राणस्य सर्वोच्चैस्तन्महा-प्राणस्य सर्वनीचैः (etadpyanaikāntikaṃ yadalpaprāṇasya sarvoccaistanmahā-prāṇasya sarvanīcaiḥ) M. Bh.on I.2.30, also M. Bh. on VI. 1.37; not invariable, cf. अनैकान्तिकं ज्ञापकम् (anaikāntikaṃ jñāpakam) M. Bh. on VII.2.102, VIII.3.34

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anaikantika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anaikāntika (अनैकान्तिक).—a. ( f.)

1) Unsteady, uncertain; not to the point, not very important; भृत्योऽभृत्य इति °कमेतत् (bhṛtyo'bhṛtya iti °kametat) Pt.1.

2) (in Logic) Name of one of the five main divisions of हेत्वाभास (hetvābhāsa) (fallacies,) otherwise called सव्यभिचार (savyabhicāra). It is of three kinds :(a) साधारण (sādhāraṇa), where the हेतु (hetu) is found both in the समक्ष (samakṣa) and विपक्ष (vipakṣa), the argument being therefore too general. (b) असाधारण (asādhāraṇa) where the हेतु (hetu) is in the पक्ष (pakṣa) alone, the argument being not general enough. (c) अनुपसंहारी (anupasaṃhārī) which embraces every known thing in the पक्ष (pakṣa), the argument being nonconclusive.

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

Anaikāntika (अनैकान्तिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Unsteady, variable, having many objects or purposes. E. aneka, anta end, and ṭhak aff.

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

Anaikāntika (अनैकान्तिक).—adj. 1. indeterminate, [Pañcatantra] 58, 22. 2. going astray, (a fallacious middle term,) Bhāṣāp. 71.

Anaikāntika is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms an and aikāntika (ऐकान्तिक).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Anaikāntika (अनैकान्तिक):—[=an-aikāntika] [from an-aikānta] mfn. unsteady, variable, having many objects or purposes

2) [v.s. ...] n. (in Vaiśeṣika [philosophy]) the fallacy of undistributed middle.

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

Anaikāntika (अनैकान्तिक):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-kaḥ-kā-kam) (In Philosophy.) Indeterminate, going astray, non-absolute.—In the Nyāya and Vaiśeṣika philosophies a quality which constitutes one of the five hetvābhāsa (q. v.) or semblances of reason; in the Nyāya it is also called savyabhicāra. A ‘semblance of reason’ ‘goes astray’ or is ‘indeterminate’, if the argument is either too general (sādhāraṇa) i. e. if it may be applied to the subject of conclusion and to an opposite one; e. g. ‘sound is eternal, because it is not the object of touch’ or ‘the hearth smokes, because it is fiery’; or not general enough (asādhāraṇa) i. e. if it is excluded from either; e. g. ‘sound is eternal because it has the properties of sound’; or non-exclusive (anupasaṃhārin) i. e. if the major may be predicated of any other notion; e. g. ‘every thing is eternal because it can be measured’ or ‘every thing can be named because it can be inferred’. E. a neg. and aikāntika.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Anaikāntika (अनैकान्तिक):—Adj. so und auch anders sein könnend. Davon Nom.abstr. tva n. [Gotama's Nyāyadarśana 5,1,22.]

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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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