P: 4 definitions


P means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, Tamil. 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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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

P (प्).—(l) first consonant of the labial class of consonants possessed of the properties श्वासानुप्रदान, अघोष (śvāsānupradāna, aghoṣa), and कण्ठविवृतत्व (kaṇṭhavivṛtatva); (2) प् (p) applied as a mute letter to a suffix, making the suffix accented grave (अनुदात्त (anudātta)).

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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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

P (प्).—[pa] r. 3rd. cl. (pipartti) 1. To fill. 2. To blow 3. To satisfy. juhī0 para0 saka0 seṭ . 9th cl. (pṛṇāti) To rear, to bring up, &c. kyra0 bhvā0 para0 saka0 seṭ . r. 10th cl. (pārayati-te) 1. To nourish, to protect. 2. To fill. cu0 ubha0 saka0 seṭ .

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

P in Hindi refers in English to:——the first letter of the fifth and ultimate pentad (i.e. [pavarga]) of the Devnagri: alphabet; a Sanskrit suffix meaning drinking/one who drinks (as [madyapa]); guarding, protecting (as [gopa]); ruling (as [nripa]); (in music) the fifth note of the gamut..—p (प) is alternatively transliterated as Pa.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

P (ப்) . The 9th consonant, being the labial voiceless stop; மெய்யெழுத்துக்களில் ஒன்பதாவதும் இதழியைந்து பிறப்பதுவுமான வல்லெழுத்து. [meyyezhuthukkalil onpathavathum ithazhiyainthu pirappathuvumana vallezhuthu.]

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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