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Phak means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

1) Phak (फक्).—Tad.affix फ (pha) marked with mute क् (k) for effecting the वृद्धि (vṛddhi) substitute for the initial vowel of the word to which it is applied. The initial letter फ् (ph) of all the affixes beginning with फ् (ph) in Panini's grammar is always changed into आयन् (āyan). The tad. affix फक् (phak) is affixed in the sense of गोत्रापत्य (gotrāpatya) grandchild and his issues, to the words नड (naḍa) and others as also to the words ending with the affixes यञ् (yañ) and इञ् () and words शरद्वत्, दर्भ, द्रोण (śaradvat, darbha, droṇa) etc. e.g. नाडायनः, शालङ्कायनः, दाक्षायणः प्लाक्षायणः, द्रोणायनः, वैदः, और्वः (nāḍāyanaḥ, śālaṅkāyanaḥ, dākṣāyaṇaḥ plākṣāyaṇaḥ, droṇāyanaḥ, vaidaḥ, aurvaḥ) etc.; cf P.IV. 1.99-103;

2) Phak.—As a caturarthika affix in the four senses mentioned in P. IV. 2.67-70 to the words पक्ष (pakṣa) and others e. g. पाक्षायणः, तौषायणः (pākṣāyaṇaḥ, tauṣāyaṇaḥ); cf. P.IV. 2.80.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: Vernacular architecture of Assam with special reference to Brahmaputra Valley

Phak is a Tai Phake term referring to “chuch / bamboo split”.—It appears in the study dealing with the vernacular architecture (local building construction) of Assam whose rich tradition is backed by the numerous communities and traditional cultures.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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