Jnapana, aka: Jñāpana; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Jñāpana (ज्ञापन).—A conclusion or inference, drawn from a word or words in a Sūtra, with a view to assign a purpose to that or to those words which otherwise would have been without a purpose. The word is sometimes used in the sense of ज्ञापक (jñāpaka), and refers to the word or words supposed to be without any purpose and therefore looked upon as a reason or हेतु (hetu) for the desired conclusion to be drawn. The words किमेतस्य ज्ञापने प्रयोजनम् (kimetasya jñāpane prayojanam) occur very frequently in the Mahābhāșya: cf, M.Bh. on P. Ι. I. 11, 14,19, 55, 68, Ι. 2.41 etc. etc.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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jñāpana (ज्ञापन).—n (S) Making known; conveying the knowledge of; communicating, declaring, showing, teaching.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jñāpana (ज्ञापन).—n Making known; teaching.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jñāpana (ज्ञापन).—[jñā ṇic-lyuṭ] Making known, informing, teaching, announcing, indicating; क्षितिभृद्दाक्षिणात्यानां तिर्यक्त्वज्ञापनाय सः (kṣitibhṛddākṣiṇātyānāṃ tiryaktvajñāpanāya saḥ) Rāj. T.4.18.

Derivable forms: jñāpanam (ज्ञापनम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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