Niruktabhashya, Niruktabhāṣya, Nirukta-bhashya: 3 definitions


Niruktabhashya 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.

The Sanskrit term Niruktabhāṣya can be transliterated into English as Niruktabhasya or Niruktabhashya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kosha (encyclopedic lexicons)

[«previous next»] — Niruktabhashya in Kosha glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Technical study of the dictionaries published in Sanskrit language since 1800 AD

1) Niruktabhāṣya (निरुक्तभाष्य) is a commentary on Yāskas Nirukta by Durga (earlier than 14th C.A.D.), who is supposed to be the last commentator on the Nirukta. The commentary is considered to be an important one. Durga comments on each and every word dealt by Yaska, as if the work is a total reproduction of Nirukta.

2) Niruktabhāṣya (निरुक्तभाष्य) is another commentary on the Nirukta by Skandasvamin and Mahesvara (between A.D. 1060-1350). It has several names like niruktabhasyatika, niruktavrtti, niruktatika, vivaranasamuccaya, niruktavivaranasamuccaya, niruktavivaranabhasya and niruktabhasyavivarana.

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Kosha (कोश, kośa) refers to Sanskrit lexicons intended to provide additional information regarding technical terms used in religion, philosophy and the various sciences (shastra). The oldest extant thesaurus (kosha) dates to the 4th century AD.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Niruktabhāṣya (निरुक्तभाष्य).—A gloss on Yaska's Nirukta written by a modern scholar of grammar named Ugracarya in the eighteenth century A. D.

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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»] — Niruktabhashya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Niruktabhāṣya (निरुक्तभाष्य):—[=nir-ukta-bhāṣya] [from nir-ukta] n. Name of Comm. ([probably] = -vṛtti).

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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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