J; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

J (ज्).—Third consonant of the palatal class of consonants, possessed of the properties नाद, घोष, अल्पप्राण (nāda, ghoṣa, alpaprāṇa) and कण्ठ-संवृत्तकारित्व (kaṇṭha-saṃvṛttakāritva). ज् (j) at the beginning of affixes is mute in Panini's grammar.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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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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J (ज्).—This letter means jaya (victory). (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 348).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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