Jnapaka, aka: Jñāpaka; 4 Definition(s)
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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)
Jñāpaka (ज्ञापक).—Lit.indirect or implicit revealer; a word very commonly used in the sense of an indicatory statement. The Sutras, especially those of Pinini, are very laconic and it is believed that not a single word in the Sutras is devoid of purpose. If it is claimed that a particular word is without any purpose, the object of it being achieved in some other way, the commentators always try to assign some purpose or the other for the use of the word in the Sutra. Such a word or words or sometimes even the whole Sutra is called ज्ञापक (jñāpaka) or indicator of a particular thing. The Paribhasas or rules of interpretation are mostly derived by indication(ज्ञापकसिद्ध (jñāpakasiddha)) from a word or words in a Sutra which apparently appear to be व्यर्थ (vyartha) or without purpose, and which are shown as सार्थक (sārthaka) after the particular indication (ज्ञापन (jñāpana)) is drawn from them. The ज्ञापक (jñāpaka) is shown to be constituted of four parts, वैयर्थ्य, ज्ञापन, स्वस्मिञ्चारितार्थ्य (vaiyarthya, jñāpana, svasmiñcāritārthya) and अन्यत्रफल (anyatraphala). For the instances of Jñāpakas, see Paribhāșenduśekhara. Purușottamadeva in his Jñāpakasamuccaya has drawn numerous conclusions of the type of ज्ञापन (jñāpana) from the wording of Pāņini Sūtras. The word ज्ञापक (jñāpaka) and ज्ञापन (jñāpana) are used many times as synonyms although ज्ञापन (jñāpana) sometimes refers to the conclusions drawn from a wording which is ज्ञापक (jñāpaka) or indicator. For instances of ज्ञापक (jñāpaka), cf.M.Bh. on Māheśvara Sūtras 1, 3, 5, P. Ι.1. 3, 11, 18, 23, 51 etc. The word ऊठ् (ūṭh) in the rule वाह ऊठ् (vāha ūṭh) is a well known ज्ञापक (jñāpaka) of the अन्तरङ्गपरिभाषा (antaraṅgaparibhāṣā). The earliest use of the word ज्ञापक (jñāpaka) in the sense given above, is found in the Paribhāșāsūcana of Vyādi. The Paribhāșā works on other systems of grammar such as the Kātantra; the Jainendra and others have drawn similar Jñāpakas from the wording of the Sūtras in their systems. Sometimes a Jñāpaka is not regularly constituted of the four parts given above;it is a mere indicator and is called बोधक (bodhaka) instead of ज्ञापक्र (jñāpakra).(Source): Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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.
Languages of India and abroad
jñāpaka (ज्ञापक).—a S That makes known; that communicates, intimates, indicates, teachers.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
jñāpaka (ज्ञापक).—a That makes known.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Jñāpaka (ज्ञापक).—a. [jñā-ṇic lyu] Making known, teaching, informing, indicating &c.
-kaḥ 1 A teacher.
2) A commander, a master.
3) A master of requests, an officer of the court of an Indian prince; Pt.3.
-kam (In phil.) A significant expression, a suggestive rule or precept, said of such rules as imply something more than what is actually expressed by the words of those rules themselves.(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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