Antakarana, aka: Antakaraṇa, Anta-karana; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Antakaraṇa (अन्तकरण).—lit. bringing about as the final; an affix (which is generally put at the end); ancient term for an affix: cf.एतेः कारितं च यकारादिं चान्त-करणम्। अस्तेः शुद्धं च सकारादिं च । (eteḥ kāritaṃ ca yakārādiṃ cānta-karaṇam| asteḥ śuddhaṃ ca sakārādiṃ ca |) Nir. I.13

(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.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Antakaraṇa (अन्तकरण).—a. causing death or destruction, fatal, mortal, destructive; क्षत्रिया- न्तकरणोऽपि विक्रमः (kṣatriyā- ntakaraṇo'pi vikramaḥ) R.11.75 causing the destruction of; राज्यान्तकरणावेतौ द्वौ दोषौ पृथिवीक्षिताम् (rājyāntakaraṇāvetau dvau doṣau pṛthivīkṣitām) Ms.9.221; अहमन्तकरो नूनं ध्वान्तस्येव दिवाकरः (ahamantakaro nūnaṃ dhvāntasyeva divākaraḥ) Bk.

Antakaraṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms anta and karaṇa (करण). See also (synonyms): antakara, antakārin.

(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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