Kanthoshthya, Kantha-oshthya, Kaṇṭhoṣṭhya: 2 definitions



Kanthoshthya 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.

The Sanskrit term Kaṇṭhoṣṭhya can be transliterated into English as Kanthosthya or Kanthoshthya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Kaṇṭhoṣṭhya (कण्ठोष्ठ्य).—(or कण्ठौष्ठ्य (kaṇṭhauṣṭhya)) gutturo-labial, the diphthongs ओ (o) and औ (au) are called Kaṇṭhoṣṭhya as they are produced at both the Kaṇṭha and the Oṣṭha Sthānas.

context information

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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Shiksha (linguistics: phonetics, phonology etc.)

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Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Language and Grammar (shiksha)

Kaṇṭhoṣṭhya (कण्ठोष्ठ्य, “labial-velar”) refers to one of the three combinations of the five places of articulation (uccāraṇa).—According to Indian linguistic tradition (viz., śikṣā, ‘phonetics’, vyakaraṇa, ‘grammar’, nirukta, etymology’ and chandas, ‘prosody’.), the places of articulation (passive) are classified as five. The combinations of these are, for example, kaṇṭhoṣṭhya.

context information

Shiksha (शिक्षा, śikṣā) deals with Sanskrit linguistics and represents a branch of vedanga (vedic ancillary science). Shiksha deals with subjects such as phonetics, phonology, study of sound, letters of the Sanskrit alphabet and related topics. Much attention is also given to the study of recitation (patha) of Vedic verses.

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