Niyatasvara; 1 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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1) Niyatasvara (नियतस्वर).—An affix whose accent is definitely given by an indicatory mute letter applied to it; cf. M.Bh. on I.1.3;

2) Niyatasvara.—The grave accent; a syllable with a grave accent; grave vowel; cf. नियतस्वरोदये (niyatasvarodaye) R.Pr.XI.25;

3) Niyatasvara.—Name of a Samdhi when a visarga is changed into रेफ (repha) and then omitted and the preceding vowel is lengthened; cf ह्रस्वस्याकाम-नियता उभाविमौ (hrasvasyākāma-niyatā ubhāvimau) R.Pr. IV.9; cf. also P. VIII.3.14 and VI.3.111.

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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