Mit; 2 Definition(s)

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

1) Mit (मित्).—Characterized by the mute letter म् (m); augments So characterized such as नुम्, अम् (num, am) and the like, are inserted after the last vowel of a word to which they are to be added; cf. मिदचोन्त्यात् परः (midacontyāt paraḥ) P. I. 1.47;

2) Mit.—A technical term applied to the fifty-five roots which are headed by the root घट् (ghaṭ) and which belong to the first corjugation, to the roots ज्वल् (jval) etc., as also to the roots जन्, जू, क्नूस्, रञ्ज् (jan, , knūs, rañj) and roots ending in अम् (am). These roots are not really characterized by the mute letter म् (m), but they are given the designation मित् (mit). The use of the designation मित् (mit) is (a) the shortening of the penultimate vowel which has been lengthened by Vrddhi , before the causal sign णि (ṇi) and (b) the optional lengthening of the ; penultimate vowel before the affix चिण् (ciṇ) and णमुल् (ṇamul), For a complete list of 'mit' roots see Dhaatupaatha.

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mit (मित्).—f. Ved. A column, post.

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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