Anekartha, Anekārtha, Aneka-artha: 6 definitions



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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Anekārtha (अनेकार्थ).—(l) possessed of a plural sense referring to many things. cf. अनेकार्थे युष्मदस्मदी (anekārthe yuṣmadasmadī) M. Bh. on P.II. 2.98 also अनेकार्थाश्रयश्च पुनरेकशेषः (anekārthāśrayaśca punarekaśeṣaḥ) P. I. 2.64 Vārt. 15; (2) possessed of many senses, cf. अनेकार्था अपि धातवो भवन्ति (anekārthā api dhātavo bhavanti) M. Bh, on P.III.2.48; also cf. यान्यनेकार्थानि एकशब्दानि तान्यतोनु-क्रमिष्यामः (yānyanekārthāni ekaśabdāni tānyatonu-kramiṣyāmaḥ) Nir. IV.1.

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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

Anekārtha (अनेकार्थ).—a.

1) having many (more than one) meanings, homonymous; as the words गो, अमृत, अक्ष (go, amṛta, akṣa) &c.; °त्वम् (tvam) Capacity to express more senses than one; अनेकार्थत्वमन्याय्यम् (anekārthatvamanyāyyam) ŚB. on MS.7.3.55. अनेकार्थस्य शब्दस्य (anekārthasya śabdasya) K.P.2.

2) having the sense of word अनेक (aneka).

3) having many objects or purposes. (-rthaḥ) multiplicity of objects, topics &c.

Anekārtha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aneka and artha (अर्थ).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Anekārtha (अनेकार्थ) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—lex. Kāṭm. 10.

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

Anekārtha (अनेकार्थ):—[from an-eka] mfn. having more than one meaning (as a word).

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

Anekārtha (अनेकार्थ):—I. [tatpurusha compound] m.

(-rthaḥ) Multiplicity of objects, topics. Ii. [bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.

(-rthaḥ-rthā-rtham) 1) Having more than one object; e. g. anekārthābhiyoga.

2) Having more than one meaning (as a word).

3) Having the sense of the word aneka; e. g. nānā vinobhayānekārtheṣu ‘nānā has the sense of vinā, ubhaya and aneka. [The reading anekārtha in the present edition of Suśruta 2. 559. line 2 is clearly a misprint for anekānta; comp. ibid. 2. 556. line 7.] E. aneka and artha.

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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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