H, Ḥ: 3 definitions



H means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Ḥ (ः).—(or विसर्गः (visargaḥ)) lit. letting out 13 breath from the mouth; sound or utterance caused by breath escaping from the mouth; breathing. The Visarjanīya, just like the anusvāra, is incapable of being independently uttered. Hence, it is written for convenience as अः (aḥ) although its form for writing purposes is only two dots after the vowel preceding it; cf. अः इति विसर्जनीयः । अकार इह उच्चारणार्थः इति कुमारी-स्तनयुगाकृतिर्वर्णो विसर्जनीयसंज्ञो भवति । (aḥ iti visarjanīyaḥ | akāra iha uccāraṇārthaḥ iti kumārī-stanayugākṛtirvarṇo visarjanīyasaṃjño bhavati |) Kāt. Vyāk. I.1.16. See अः (aḥ) above on page 2.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

H (ह्).—This letter has two meanings: (1) Understanding (2) Rudra. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 348).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

H in Hindi refers in English to:——the last and the thirty-third letter of the Devnagri: alphabet, aspirated in sound..—h (ह) is alternatively transliterated as Ha.

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