Avakshara, Avakṣara: 3 definitions



Avakshara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 term Avakṣara can be transliterated into English as Avaksara or Avakshara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Avākṣara (अवाक्षर).—Deficient in one or more syllables. The word is mostly used in connection with a Vedic Mantra.

context information

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

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

avakṣara (अवक्षर).—n Commonly and properly avākṣara.

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avākṣara (अवाक्षर).—n (ava & akṣara) A blunder in reading, speaking, or writing; a mispronunciation or mistake of a letter. 2 A single word or syllable; a sound or utterance;--as opp. to perfect muteness. Ex. myāṃ tyā sabhēnta a0 kāḍhalēṃ nāhīṃ. 3 A reproachful or abusive or obscene word or speech. Neg. con. in the two last senses.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

avākṣara (अवाक्षर).—n A blunder. A single word or syllable. Neg. con.

context information

Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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