Bahuvrihiprakritisvara, Bahuvrīhiprakṛtisvara: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Bahuvrīhiprakṛtisvara can be transliterated into English as Bahuvrihiprakrtisvara or Bahuvrihiprakritisvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Bahuvrīhiprakṛtisvara (बहुव्रीहिप्रकृतिस्वर).—The accent peculiar to, or specifically mentioned in the case of the Bahuvrihi compound viz. the retention of its own accents by the first member, in spite of the general rule that a compound word has the last vowel accented acute i.e. उदात्त (udātta). cf. बहुव्रीहौ प्रकृत्या पूर्वपदम् (bahuvrīhau prakṛtyā pūrvapadam). P. VI. 2.1. The expression बहुव्रीहिस्वर (bahuvrīhisvara) in this very sense is used in the Mahabhasya cf. बहुव्रीहिस्वरं शास्ति समासान्तविधेः सुकृत् (bahuvrīhisvaraṃ śāsti samāsāntavidheḥ sukṛt) M. Bh. on P. VI. 2.1.

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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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