Khan, Khañ: 6 definitions


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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Khañ (खञ्).—tad. affix ईन (īna), applied to महाकुल (mahākula) in the sense of a descendant; e. g. माहाकुलीनः (māhākulīnaḥ) cf. P. IV. 1.141, to ग्राम (grāma) (P. IV. 2.94), to युष्मद् (yuṣmad) and अस्मद् (asmad) in the Śaiṣika senses (P.IV.3.1), to प्रतिजन, इदंयुग (pratijana, idaṃyuga) etc. (P. IV. 4.99), to माणव (māṇava) and चरक (caraka) (P. V.1.11), to ऋत्विज् (ṛtvij) (P.IV.3.71), to मास (māsa) (P. IV. 3.81), to words meaning corn in the sense of 'a field producing corn' (P.V.2.1), to सर्वचर्मन् (sarvacarman) (P.V.2.5), and to the words गोष्ठ, अश्व, शाला (goṣṭha, aśva, śālā) etc. in some specified senses (P. V. 3.18-23). A vṛddhi vowel (आ, ऐ (ā, ai) or औ) is substituted for the first vowel of the word to which this affix खञ् (khañ) is applied, as ञ् (ñ) is the mute letter applied in the affix खञ् (khañ).

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Khan (खन्).—U.

1) (khanati-te, khāta; pass. khanyate or khāyate) To dig up, delve, excavate; खनन्नाखुबिलं सिंहः (khanannākhubilaṃ siṃhaḥ) Pt.3.17; Ms. 2.218; Ṛs.1.17.

2) To dig into the earth, bury.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Khan (खन्).—[(u,) khanu] r. 1st cl. (khanati-te) 1. To dig or delve. 2. To hurt.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Khan (खन्).—i. 1, [Parasmaipada.], [Ātmanepada.] 1. To dig, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 218. 2. To dig up, Mahābhārata 14, 1716. 3. To pierce, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 76; [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 96. 4. To inter, Mahābhārata 13, 3089.

— Ptcple. of the pf. pass., khāta, n. 1. A ditch, [Hitopadeśa] iii. [distich] 57; 2. A pit, [Pañcatantra] v. [distich] 26.

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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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