Ardhaka: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Ardhaka (अर्धक).—A fault in the utterance of a vowel of the kind of abridgment of a long utterance. अर्धह्रस्वम् (ardhahrasvam) explained as ह्रस्वस्यार्धम्- (hrasvasyārdham-)half the utterance of the short vowel; cf. तस्यादित उदात्तमर्धह्रस्वम् (tasyādita udāttamardhahrasvam) P. I.2.32. cf. also तस्यादिरुच्चैस्तरामुदात्तादनन्तरं यावदर्द्धे ह्रस्वस्य (tasyādiruccaistarāmudāttādanantaraṃ yāvadarddhe hrasvasya) Tai. Pr. I.44.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ardhaka (अर्धक).—a. Half; see अर्ध (ardha).

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

1) Ardhaka (अर्धक):—[from ardha] mfn. forming a half, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

2) [v.s. ...] n. the half, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a wrong pronunciation of the vowels, [Patañjali]

4) [v.s. ...] m. water-snake, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Ardhaka in German

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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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