Halanta: 3 definitions


Halanta 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

Halanta (हलन्त).—A term used for words ending in consonants; cf. हलन्तस्येत्येवं भविष्यति (halantasyetyevaṃ bhaviṣyati) M. Bh. on P.I.1.3 Vart.10; cf. also the term हलन्तलक्षणा वृद्धि (halantalakṣaṇā vṛddhi) for the Vrddhi prescribed by the rule वदव्रजहलन्तस्याचः (vadavrajahalantasyācaḥ) P.VII. 2. 3.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

1) Halanta (हलन्त):—[=hal-anta] [from hal] mfn. ending in a consonant

2) [v.s. ...] m. or n. Name of [work]

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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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