Candrakirti, Candrakīrti: 3 definitions



Candrakirti means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chandrakirti.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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

Candrakīrti (चन्द्रकीर्ति).—A Jain grammarian of the twelfth century A.D. who has written a commentary named Subodhini on the Sarasvata Vyakaraha.

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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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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Candrakirti in Buddhism glossary
Source: The Chronological History of Buddhism

Candrakirti (880-800 BCE) or Chandrakirti, a South Indian, was a Buddhist scholar of Nalanda. He was the disciple of Aryadeva II and not Aryadeva I. He founded a new school of Madhyamika philosophy known as Prasangika Madhyamika. He debated with Chandragomin at Nalanda for years. Chandrakirti defended Buddhapalita against Bhavaviveka. Chandrakirti also wrote a treatise on grammar known as “Samantabhadra-Vyakarana”.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Candrakirti in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Candrakīrti (चन्द्रकीर्ति):—[=candra-kīrti] [from candra > cand] m. Name of a prince of Ujjayinī, [Bhadrabāhu-caritra]

2) [v.s. ...] of a Sūri of the Jainas.

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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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