Karnadi, Karṇādi: 2 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

1) Karṇādi (कर्णादि).—A class of words headed by कर्ण (karṇa) to which the taddhita affix आयन (āyana) (फिञ् (phiñ)) is applied in the four senses given in P.IV.2.67-70; e.g. कार्णायनिः वासिष्ठायनिः (kārṇāyaniḥ vāsiṣṭhāyaniḥ) etc.; cf Kāś. on P.IV.2.80;

2) Karṇādi.—A class of words headed by कर्ण (karṇa) to which the taddhita affix जाह (jāha) (जाहच् (jāhac)) is added in the sense of a 'root' e.g. कर्णजाहम् (karṇajāham) ; cf. Kāś. on P.V.2.24.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Karṇādi (कर्णादि):—[from karṇa] m. Name of a gaṇa, [Pāṇini 5-2, 24.]

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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