Kurvadrupa, Kurvadrūpa: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

[«previous next»] — Kurvadrupa in Vyakarana glossary
Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Kurvadrūpa (कुर्वद्रूप).—Effective or efficient, as opposed to dormant, as applied to निमित्त (nimitta) (cause); cf.निमित्तशब्दोयमस्ति योग्यतामात्रे । कुसुलस्थेष्वपि बीजेषु वक्तारो भवन्ति अङ्कुरनि-मित्तान्येतानीति अस्ति च कुर्वद्रूपे । (nimittaśabdoyamasti yogyatāmātre | kusulastheṣvapi bījeṣu vaktāro bhavanti aṅkurani-mittānyetānīti asti ca kurvadrūpe |) Padamañjarī on P.VII.2.36.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kurvadrupa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kurvadrūpa (कुर्वद्रूप) or Kurvvadrūpa.—n.

(-paṃ) 1. Cause according to the Chravakas. 2. grain. E. kurvat, and rūpa nature.

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

Kurvadrūpa (कुर्वद्रूप):—[=kurvad-rūpa] [from kurvat] n. cause (according to the Cārvākas), [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Kurvadrūpa (कुर्वद्रूप):—[kurvat-rūpa] (paṃ) 1. n. Cause.

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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 (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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