Munitraya, Muni-traya: 3 definitions


Munitraya 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.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Munitraya (मुनित्रय).—The popular and honorific term for the three prominent grammarians of the Paninian system of grammar wiz. पाणिनि, कात्यायन (pāṇini, kātyāyana) and पतञ्जलि (patañjali) who were the pioneers of that system; cf. मुनित्रयं नमस्कृत्य (munitrayaṃ namaskṛtya) Siddhanta-Kaumud beginning.

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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 dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Munitraya (मुनित्रय).—'the triad of sages', i. e. Pāṇini, Kātyāyana, and Patañjali (who are considered to be inspired saints); मुनित्रयं नमस्कृत्य (munitrayaṃ namaskṛtya), or त्रिमुनि व्याकरणम् (trimuni vyākaraṇam) Sk.

Derivable forms: munitrayam (मुनित्रयम्).

Munitraya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms muni and traya (त्रय).

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

Munitraya (मुनित्रय):—[=muni-traya] [from muni] n. ‘triad of Munis’, Pāṇini and Kātyāyana and Patañjali, [Catalogue(s)]

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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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