Arthabhidhana, Arthābhidhāna, Artha-abhidhana: 2 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Arthābhidhāna (अर्थाभिधान).—Conveyance or expression of sense, cf. अर्थाभिधानं पुनः स्वाभाविकम् (arthābhidhānaṃ punaḥ svābhāvikam) P. I.2.64 Vārt. 38. It is only a nature of words that they convey their sense.

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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-English dictionary

[«previous (A) next»] — Arthabhidhana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Arthābhidhāna (अर्थाभिधान).—a.

1) That whose name is connected with the purpose to be served by it; अर्थाभिधानं प्रयोजनसम्बद्धमभिधानं यस्य, यथा पुरोडाश- कपालमिति पुरोडाशार्थं कपालं पुरोडाशकपालम् (arthābhidhānaṃ prayojanasambaddhamabhidhānaṃ yasya, yathā puroḍāśa- kapālamiti puroḍāśārthaṃ kapālaṃ puroḍāśakapālam) | ŚB. on MS.4.1. 26.

2) Expression or denotation of the desired meaning (vārttika

Arthābhidhāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms artha and abhidhāna (अभिधान).

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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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