D, aka: Ḍ; 2 Definition(s)
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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)
1) Ḍ (ड्).—Fourth consonant of the lingual class of consonants possessed of the properties नादानुप्रदान, घोष, संवृतकण्ठत्व (nādānupradāna, ghoṣa, saṃvṛtakaṇṭhatva) and महृाप्राणत्व (mahṛाprāṇatva);
2) Ḍ.—The consonant ढ् (ḍh) which is elided when followed by ढ् (ḍh) and the preceding vowel is lengthened; e. g. गाढा (gāḍhā), cf. P. VIII. 3.13 and VI. 3.111 ;
3) Ḍ.—Substitute ढ् (ḍh) for ह् (h) at the end of a पद (pada), or, if followed by any consonant excepting a semivowel or a nasal excepting in the cases of roots beginning with द् (d) or the roots द्रुह्, मुह् (druh, muh) etc. as also वह् (vah) and आह् (āh) cf. P. VIII. 2.31, 32, 33, 34;
4) Ḍ.—ढ् (ḍh) at the beginning of a tad. affix which has got एय् (ey) substituted for it; cf. गाङ्गेयः, वैनतेयः (gāṅgeyaḥ, vainateyaḥ) ; cf. P. V. 3.102.
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D (द्).—Third consonant of the dental class of consonants possessed of the properties नादानुप्रदान, घोष, संवृतकण्ठत्व (nādānupradāna, ghoṣa, saṃvṛtakaṇṭhatva) and अल्पप्राणता (alpaprāṇatā);(2) consonant द् (d) substituted for the final letter of nouns ending with the affix वस् (vas) as also for the final letter of स्रंस्, ध्वंस् (sraṃs, dhvaṃs) and अनडुह् (anaḍuh) provided the final letter is at the end of a pada; e.g. विद्वद्भयाम् (vidvadbhayām) etc.; cf Kas. on P, VIII. 2.72; (3) consonant द् (d) substituted for the final स् (s) of roots excepting the root.अस् (as), before the personal ending तिप् (tip) of the third pers. sing.; e. g. अचकाद् भवान् (acakād bhavān) ; cf. P. VIII. 3.93.Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Ḍ (ड्).—This letter means (1) Rudra and (2) tremor or fear (trāsa).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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