Anvarthasamjna, Anvartha-samjna, Anvarthasaṃjñā: 3 definitions


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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Anvarthasaṃjñā (अन्वर्थसंज्ञा).—A technical term used in accordance with the sense of its constituent parts; e. g. सर्वनाम, संख्या, अव्यय उपसर्जन,कारक, कर्मप्रवचनीय, अव्ययीभाव, प्रत्यय, उपपद (sarvanāma, saṃkhyā, avyaya upasarjana, kāraka, karmapravacanīya, avyayībhāva, pratyaya, upapada) etc. All these terms are picked up from ancient grammarians by Pāṇini: cf. तत्र महत्याः संज्ञाया एतत् प्रयोजनम् । अन्वर्थसंज्ञा यथा विज्ञायेत । संख्यायते अनया संख्येति । (tatra mahatyāḥ saṃjñāyā etat prayojanam | anvarthasaṃjñā yathā vijñāyeta | saṃkhyāyate anayā saṃkhyeti |) cf. M. Bh. on I.1.23; also cf. M.Bh.on I.1.27,I. 1.38,I.2.43, I.4.83, II.1,5, III. 1.1, III.1.92 etc.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anvarthasaṃjñā (अन्वर्थसंज्ञा).—

1) an appropriate name, a technical term which directly conveys its own meaning; e. g. भविष्यन्ती (bhaviṣyantī) a name for 'future' is an अन्वर्थसंज्ञा (anvarthasaṃjñā) compared with लृट् (lṛṭ).

2) a proper name the meaning of which is obvious.

Anvarthasaṃjñā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms anvartha and saṃjñā (संज्ञा).

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

Anvarthasaṃjñā (अन्वर्थसंज्ञा):—[=anv-artha-saṃjñā] [from anv-artha] f. a term whose meaning is intelligible in itself (opposed to such technical terms as bha, ghu, etc.)

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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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