Bhutapurvagati, aka: Bhūtapūrvagati; 1 Definition(s)


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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Bhūtapūrvagati (भूतपूर्वगति).—lit. denotation of something which formerly was existing; a consideration of that form of a word which was formerly present. The word is used frequently by commentators when they try to apply a rule of grammar to a changed wording under the plea that the wording required by the rule was formerly there; cf.भूतपूर्वगत्या (bhūtapūrvagatyā) (पकारलोपे कृतेपि (pakāralope kṛtepi)) दाप् भविष्यति (dāp bhaviṣyati), M. Bh. on P.I.1.20 Vārt. 9; cf. also M. Bh. on P.I.1.56, VII.1.9 and VII. 3.103; cf.also सांप्रतिकाभावे भूतपूर्वगतिः (sāṃpratikābhāve bhūtapūrvagatiḥ) Par. Śeḵ. Pari. 76.

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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