Ganapatha, Gaṇapāṭha, Gana-patha: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Gaṇapāṭha (गणपाठ).—The mention individually of the several words forming a class or gaṇa, named after the first word said to have been written by Pāṇini himself as a supplementary work to his great grammar called Aṣṭaka or Aṣṭādhyāyī, the Sikṣā,the Dhātupātha and the Lingānuśāsana being the other ones. Other grammarians such as शाकटायन, आपिशलि (śākaṭāyana, āpiśali) and others have their own gaṇapāthās. The gaṇapāthā is traditionally ascribed to Pāṇini; the issue is questioned, however, by modern scholars. The text of the gaṇapāṭha is metrically arranged by some scholars. The most scholarly and authoritative treatise on gaṇapāṭha is the Gaṇaratnamahodadhī of Vardhamāna.

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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»] — Ganapatha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gaṇapāṭha (गणपाठ).—a collection of gaṇas or series of words falling under the same grammatical rule.

Derivable forms: gaṇapāṭhaḥ (गणपाठः).

Gaṇapāṭha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gaṇa and pāṭha (पाठ).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gaṇapāṭha (गणपाठ).—[masculine] collection of gaṇas; cf. gaṇa ([grammar]).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Gaṇapāṭha (गणपाठ) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[anonymous] Lgr. 13. Ben. 24. Kāṭm. 19. Rādh. 8. 9. Oudh. Iii, 12. Xiv, 36. Bh. 27. Bhk. 27. Oppert. 3969. 4811. 6895. 7752.
—Pāṇinīya. Io. 768. 2191. 3161. Burnell. 42^b. Oppert. Ii, 10309. Peters. 3, 392.
—to Śākaṭāyana’s grammar. Taylor. 1, 399. Bühler 544.
—by Rāmakṛṣṇa Bhaṭṭa. B. 3, 6. Oudh. Iv, 9.

2) Gaṇapāṭha (गणपाठ):—read Kāṭm. 9.

3) Gaṇapāṭha (गणपाठ):—[anonymous] Oudh. Xx, 76. Peters. 4, 18.
—Pāṇinīya by Rāmakṛṣṇa. Goldstu7cker 53.

4) Gaṇapāṭha (गणपाठ):—[grammatical] Whish 114, 4.

5) Gaṇapāṭha (गणपाठ):—to Pāṇini’s grammar. Śg. 1, 27.

6) Gaṇapāṭha (गणपाठ):—according to the Mugdhabodha grammar, by Bharatasena. Hpr. 2, 47.

7) Gaṇapāṭha (गणपाठ):—by Viṣṇu. As p. 53.

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

Gaṇapāṭha (गणपाठ):—[=gaṇa-pāṭha] [from gaṇa > gaṇ] m. a collection of the Gaṇas or series of words following the same grammatical rule (ascribed to Pāṇini).

[Sanskrit to German]

Ganapatha 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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