Namin, Nāmin: 5 definitions


Namin 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.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Nāmin (नामिन्).—(vowels) which cause cerebralization; the ten vowels ऋ, ॠ, इ, ई, उ, ऊ, ए, ओ, ऐ, औ (, , i, ī, u, ū, e, o, ai, au); cf. ऋकारा-दयो दश नामिनः स्वराः (ṛkārā-dayo daśa nāminaḥ svarāḥ) R. Pr. I. 27, cf. also R.T. 94. See the word नति (nati). The word भाविन् (bhāvin) is used for नामिन् (nāmin) in the Vajasaneyi Pratisakhya; cf. अकण्ठ्यो भावी (akaṇṭhyo bhāvī) V. Pr. I. 46; cf. also नामिपरो रम् (nāmiparo ram) Kat. I.5.12.

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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

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

Nāmin (नामिन्).—1. [adjective] = nāmavant.

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Nāmin (नामिन्).—2. [adjective] bending; changing into a cerebral ([grammar]).

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

1) Nāmin (नामिन्):—[from nāma] 1. nāmin mfn. having a name, [Rāmatāpanīya-upaniṣad]

2) [v.s. ...] 2. nāmin mfn. bending, ([especially]) changing a dental to a cerebral (said of all vowels except a and ā), [Prātiśākhya]

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Namin in German

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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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