Nityasamasa, Nityasamāsa, Nitya-samasa: 3 definitions


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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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

Nityasamāsa (नित्यसमास).—An invariably effective compound; the term is explained as अस्वपदविग्रहो नित्यसमासः (asvapadavigraho nityasamāsaḥ) i. e. a compound whose dissolution cannot be shown by its component words as such; e. g. the dissolution of कुम्भकारः (kumbhakāraḥ) cannot be shown as कुम्भं कारः (kumbhaṃ kāraḥ), but it must be shown as कुम्भं करोति सः । (kumbhaṃ karoti saḥ |) The upapadasamasa, the gatisamsa and the dative tatpurusa with the word अर्थ (artha) are examples of नित्यसमास (nityasamāsa).

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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»] — Nityasamasa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nityasamāsa (नित्यसमास).—'a necessary compound', a compund the meaning of which cannot be expressed by its constituent members used separately (the separate ideas having merged in one); e. g. जमदग्नि, जयद्रथ (jamadagni, jayadratha) &c.; इवेन नित्यसमासः (ivena nityasamāsaḥ) &c.

Derivable forms: nityasamāsaḥ (नित्यसमासः).

Nityasamāsa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nitya and samāsa (समास).

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

Nityasamāsa (नित्यसमास):—[=nitya-samāsa] [from nitya] m. See above.

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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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