Grahanaka, Grahaṇaka: 3 definitions


Grahanaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Grahaṇaka (ग्रहणक).—Citing or instructing the inclusion (ग्रहण (grahaṇa)) of certain other things by the mention of a particular thing; e. g. the rule अणुदित्सवर्णस्य चाप्रत्ययः (aṇuditsavarṇasya cāpratyayaḥ) is a ग्रहणक (grahaṇaka) rule as it advises that the citing of the letters अ, इ, उ, ऋ (a, i, u, ) etc. includes the long and protracted forms of अ, इ, उ (a, i, u) etc; cf. also ग्रहणकशास्त्रस्य सावर्ण्यविधिनिषेधाभ्यां प्रागनिष्पत्ते (grahaṇakaśāstrasya sāvarṇyavidhiniṣedhābhyāṃ prāganiṣpatte); Sid. Kau. on अकः सवर्णे दीर्धः (akaḥ savarṇe dīrdhaḥ) V1. 1. 101.

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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Grahaṇaka.—(IE 8-8; EI 30), probably, the custody or mortgage of an object. (LP), an ornament; cf. Gujarātī ghareṇuṃ. Note: grahaṇaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Grahaṇaka (ग्रहणक).—a. Containing, involving.

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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. 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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