Anukalpa; 3 Definition(s)
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anukalpa (अनुकल्प).—m A secondary injunction. A substitute.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Anukalpa (अनुकल्प).—An alternative, a second alternative, a make-shift, अभावे हि श्रुतस्य अनुकम्पः प्रतिनिधिः (abhāve hi śrutasya anukampaḥ pratinidhiḥ) | ŚB. on MS.6.3.35.
Derivable forms: anukalpaḥ (अनुकल्पः).
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Anukalpa (अनुकल्प).—[anugataḥ mukhyaṃ kalpam]
1) A secondary direction or precept, a substitute or alternative to be used in times of necessity when the primary one (prathamakalpa) is not possible; as the direction to use गोधूम (godhūma) or तण्डुल (taṇḍula) in the absence of यव (yava); प्रभुः प्रथमकल्पस्य योऽनुकल्पेन वर्तते (prabhuḥ prathamakalpasya yo'nukalpena vartate) Ms. 11.3,3.147.
2) A work connected with Kalpa (one of the six auxiliaries of the Vedas).
Derivable forms: anukalpaḥ (अनुकल्पः).(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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