Atisparsha, Ātisparśa, Atisparśa: 3 definitions


Atisparsha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit terms Ātisparśa and Atisparśa can be transliterated into English as Atisparsa or Atisparsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Ātisparśa (आतिस्पर्श).—Excess of contact, which to a certain extent spoils the pronunciation and leads to.a fault. अतिस्पर्श (atisparśa) is the same as दुःस्पर्श (duḥsparśa), the letter ळ (ḷa) being called दुःस्पृष्ट (duḥspṛṣṭa) on account of excess of contact. This excess of contact (अतिस्पर्श (atisparśa)) in the case of the utterance of the letter र् (r) results into a fault as it practically borders on stammering; cf. अतिस्पर्शो बर्बरता च रेफे (atisparśo barbaratā ca rephe), R. Pr. XIV. 26.

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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

Atisparśa (अतिस्पर्श).—a. Not liberal, niggardly, mean-spirited.

-rśaḥ Slight contact or absence of contact of the tongue and palate in pronunciation; epithet of the semivowels and vowels.

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

Atisparśa (अतिस्पर्श):—[=ati-sparśa] [from ati] m. too marked contact (of the tongue and palate) in pronunciation.

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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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