Anvaksharasamdhi, Anvakṣarasaṃdhi: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Anvakṣarasaṃdhi can be transliterated into English as Anvaksarasamdhi or Anvaksharasamdhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Anvakṣarasaṃdhi (अन्वक्षरसंधि).—A combination of letters according to the order of the letters in the Alphabet; a samdhi or euphonic combination of a vowel and a consonant, called अन्वक्षर-अनुलोमसंधि (anvakṣara-anulomasaṃdhi) where a vowel precedes a consonant; and अन्व-क्षरप्रतिलोमसंधि (anva-kṣarapratilomasaṃdhi) where a consonant precedes a vowel, the consonant in that case being changed into the third of its class; एष स्य स च स्वराश्च पूर्वे भवति व्यञ्जनमुत्तरं यदेभ्यः। तेन्वक्षरसेधयेनुलोमाः प्रतिलोमाश्च विपर्यये त एव ।। (eṣa sya sa ca svarāśca pūrve bhavati vyañjanamuttaraṃ yadebhyaḥ| tenvakṣarasedhayenulomāḥ pratilomāśca viparyaye ta eva ||) R Pr. II.8.9 e. g. एष देवः, स देवः (eṣa devaḥ, sa devaḥ) and others are instances of अन्वक्षरानुलोमसंधि (anvakṣarānulomasaṃdhi) where विसर्ग (visarga) after the vowel is dropped; while हलव्यवाड् अग्निः (halavyavāḍ agniḥ) is an instance of अन्वक्षरप्रतिलोमसंधि (anvakṣarapratilomasaṃdhi) where the consonant ट् () precedes the vowel अ.

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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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