Avashishtalinga, aka: Avaśiṣṭaliṅga; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Avaśiṣṭaliṅga can be transliterated into English as Avasistalinga or Avashishtalinga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Avaśiṣṭaliṅga (अवशिष्टलिङ्ग).—(v.1. अविशिष्टलिङ्ग (aviśiṣṭaliṅga)) a term occurring in the liṅgānuśāsana meaning 'possessed of such genders as have not been mentioned already either singly or by combination' i.e. possessed of all genders.Under अवशिष्टलिङ्ग (avaśiṣṭaliṅga) are mentioned indeclinables, numerals ending in ष् () or न् (n), adjectives, words ending with kṛtya affixes i.e. potential passive participles, pronouns, words ending with the affix अन (ana) in the sense of an instrument or a location and the words कति (kati) and युष्मद् (yuṣmad) (See पाणिनीय-लिङ्गानुशासन (pāṇinīya-liṅgānuśāsana) Sūtras 182-188).

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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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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