Bhavavikara, Bhāvavikāra, Bhava-vikara: 4 definitions


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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

[«previous next»] — Bhavavikara in Vyakarana glossary
Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Bhāvavikāra (भावविकार).—Kinds of verbal activity which are described to be six in number viz. production, existence, transformation, growth, decay and destruction. These six modes of existence first mentioned by Vāŗș-yayani and quoted by Yāska are explained philosophically by Bhartŗhari as a mere appearance of the Śabdabrahman or Sattā when one of its own powers, the time factor (कालशक्ति (kālaśakti)) is superimposed upon it, and as a result of that superimposition, it (i.e. the Śabdabrahman) appears as a process; cf. षड् भावाविकारा भवन्ति इति वार्ष्या-यणिः । जायते अस्ति विपरिणमते वर्धते अपक्षीयते विनश्यति इति । (ṣaḍ bhāvāvikārā bhavanti iti vārṣyā-yaṇiḥ | jāyate asti vipariṇamate vardhate apakṣīyate vinaśyati iti |) Nir.I.2; cf. also Vākyapadiya III.30.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhavavikara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhāvavikāra (भावविकार).—a property of a being; षड् भावविकारा भवन्तीति वार्ष्यायणिः । जायतेऽस्ति विपरिणमते वर्धतेऽपक्षीयते नश्यति (ṣaḍ bhāvavikārā bhavantīti vārṣyāyaṇiḥ | jāyate'sti vipariṇamate vardhate'pakṣīyate naśyati) |

Derivable forms: bhāvavikāraḥ (भावविकारः).

Bhāvavikāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhāva and vikāra (विकार).

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

Bhāvavikāra (भावविकार):—[=bhāva-vikāra] [from bhāva] m. a modification of the notion ‘to be’ or ‘to become’ [Nirukta, by Yāska i, 2.]

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Bhavavikara in German

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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 (even English!). 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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