Atishayika, Ātiśāyika, Ātiśayika: 2 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Ātiśāyika and Ātiśayika can be transliterated into English as Atisayika or Atishayika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Ātiśāyika (आतिशायिक).—A tad-affix in the sense of excellence; a term applied to the affixes तम (tama) and इष्ठ (iṣṭha) as also तर (tara) and ईयस् (īyas) prescribed by Pāṇini by the rules अतिशायने तमबिष्ठनौ (atiśāyane tamabiṣṭhanau) and द्विवचन-विभज्योपपदे तरबीयसुनौ (dvivacana-vibhajyopapade tarabīyasunau) cf. P.V.3.55, 57. This superlative affix is seen doubly applied sometimes in Vedic Lit. eg.श्रेष्ठतमाय कर्मणे (śreṣṭhatamāya karmaṇe) Yaj. Saṃ. I.1; cf. also तदन्ताच्च स्वार्थे छन्दसि दर्शनं श्रेष्ठतमायेति (tadantācca svārthe chandasi darśanaṃ śreṣṭhatamāyeti) P.V.3.55 Vārt.3.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ātiśayika (आतिशयिक).—a. Super-abundant; व्याप्तमातिशयिकेन रसेन (vyāptamātiśayikena rasena) Śi.1.23.

context information

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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