Grahadi, Grahādi: 2 definitions


Grahadi means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Grahādi (ग्रहादि).—A class of roots headed by the root ग्रह् (grah) to which the affix इन् (in) (णिनि (ṇini)), causing vrddhi to the preceding vowel of the root, is added in the sense of an agent: e.g. ग्राही, उत्साही, स्थायी, मन्त्री (grāhī, utsāhī, sthāyī, mantrī) etc.; cf Kas. on P.III. 1.134.

context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Grahādi (ग्रहादि):—[from graha > grah] a Gaṇa of [Pāṇini] ([iii, 1, 134; Gaṇaratna-mahodadhi 457-459])

2) [v.s. ...] another Gaṇa, 445 [Hemacandra]

context information

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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