Anushanga, aka: Anuṣaṅga; 5 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Anuṣaṅga can be transliterated into English as Anusanga or Anushanga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Anuṣaṅga (अनुषङ्ग).—The one after sṛṣṭisarga; the second pāda of the purāṇa;1 equal to Tretā; of 3000;2 ends with the 99th chapter of the vāyu.3

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 1. 39; II. 31. 127; III. 1. 1; IV. 4. 43; Vāyu-purāṇa 4. 13; 65. 1-2.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 32. 61; Vāyu-purāṇa 58. 126; 103. 44.
  • 3) Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 2.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Anuṣaṅga (अनुषङ्ग).—(I) lit. attaching, affixing: augment, अनुषज्यते असौ अनुषङ्गः (anuṣajyate asau anuṣaṅgaḥ); (2) a term for the nasal letter attached to the following consonant which is the last, used by ancient grammarians; cf. अव्यात्पूर्वे मस्जेरनुषङ्गसंयेगादिलोपार्थम् (avyātpūrve masjeranuṣaṅgasaṃyegādilopārtham) cf. P.I.1.47 Vārt.2 and M.Bh. thereon; cf. थफान्तानां चानुषङ्गिणाम् (thaphāntānāṃ cānuṣaṅgiṇām) Kat. IV. 1.13. The term अनुषङ्ग (anuṣaṅga) is defined in the kātantra grammar as व्यञ्जनान्नः अनुषङ्ग (vyañjanānnaḥ anuṣaṅga). The term is applied to the nasal consonant न् (n) preceding the last letter of a noun base or a root base; penultimate nasal of a root or noun base: Kāt. II.1.12.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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anuṣaṅga (अनुषंग).—m (S) Company, companionship, fellowship, partnership, association: also mingling with, commixture. Ex. sōdyācē anuṣaṅgānēṃ bhalā phasatō; tākācē anuṣaṅgānēṃ dudhācēṃ dahīṃ hōtēṃ. 2 Junction, conjunction, connection.

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anusaṅga (अनुसंग).—m (Properly anuṣaṅga) Companionship: also commixture.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anuṣaṅga (अनुषंग).—m Association, company. Close adherence, connection, conjunction. anuṣaṅgānēṃ In connection with, in relation to.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Anuṣaṅga (अनुषङ्ग).—1 Close adherence or attendance; connection, conjunction, association; तस्य वैरानुषङ्गस्य गन्ताऽस्म्यन्तं सुदुर्गमम् (tasya vairānuṣaṅgasya gantā'smyantaṃ sudurgamam) Mb.5.162.35. सानुषङ्गाणि कल्याणानि (sānuṣaṅgāṇi kalyāṇāni) U.7. good things closely follow one another (come close upon one another).

2) Coalition, commixture.

3) Connection of word with word.

4) A word or words repeated from the context to supply an ellipsis. cf. अनुषङ्गश्च फलवचनमभविष्यत् (anuṣaṅgaśca phalavacanamabhaviṣyat) ŚB. on MS.6.1.5.

5) Necessary consequence, inevitable result.

6) Connection of a subsequent with a previous act.

7) Incidental mention or relation (prasaṅga).

8) Yearning, eager longing.

9) Compassion, pity, tenderness.

1) (In Nyāya) Connecting together the उपनय (upanaya) or application and निगमन (nigamana) or conclusion by the use of the pronoun इदं (idaṃ) (upanayavākya- sthasya ayamiti padasya nigamanavākye ākarṣaṇam).

11) The nasals connected with certain roots ending in consonants; P. VII.1.59. Sk.

12) An ellipsis. A mode of interpreting an incomplete sentence by supplying the required word or words from the immediate context. This mode is admissible only if there is no break (vyavāya). This corresponds to the principle known as अनुवृत्ति (anuvṛtti) (in grammar) on which a word or expression from a preceding सूत्र (sūtra) is read in the succeeding सूत्र (sūtra) or सूत्र (sūtra)s. नानुषङ्गः प्राप्नुयात् । कुतः । व्यवायात् (nānuṣaṅgaḥ prāpnuyāt | kutaḥ | vyavāyāt) | ŚB. on. MS.4.4.7.

Derivable forms: anuṣaṅgaḥ (अनुषङ्गः).

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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