Apurvarthatva, Apūrvārthatva: 1 definition



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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Apūrvārthatva (अपूर्वार्थत्व):—n.

(-tvam) The not having existed before, the being new (and therefore requiring an authoritative injunction or vidhi, comp. apūrva I. 1. 2. 1. a. b.); e. g. Mādhava: tāni (i. e. yajñāyudhāni) cātra haviṣṭvena vidhīyante . kutaḥ . mānāntarāprāptatvenāpūrvārthatvāt; consequently the not resulting from an anuvāda q. v.; e. g. (the sentence adhastātsamidhaṃ dhārayan &c. is not an anuvādaḥ) daivike haviṣi srugdaṇḍasyopari samiddhāraṇasyāpūrvārthatvena vidhātavyatvāt. E. apūrvārtha, taddh. aff. tva.

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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 (even English!). 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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