Prashlesha, Praśleṣa: 6 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Praśleṣa can be transliterated into English as Praslesa or Prashlesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: archive.org: Uṇādi-Sūtras In The Sanskrit Grammatical Tradition

Praśleṣa (प्रश्लेष).—One of the six devices which form the requisite qualifications of Sanskrit grammar;—Praśleṣa is an attempt at “finding out the presence of a letter in addition to the letters already present as coalesced, after splitting the combination into its different constituent letters. This practice of finding out an addition aetter is resorted to by the commentators only to remove certain difficulties in arriving at some correct form which otherwise could not be obtained.”

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Praśleṣa (प्रश्लेष).—(l) coalescence of two vowels into one, as given in R. Pr. II.6, and 7, corresponding to the गुण, वृद्वि (guṇa, vṛdvi) and दीर्घ (dīrgha) substitutes prescribed by the rules आद्गुणः (ādguṇaḥ) P.IV 1.87; अकः सवर्णे दीर्घः (akaḥ savarṇe dīrghaḥ) VI.1.101; and वृद्धिरेचि (vṛddhireci) VI. 1.88 which are stated under the jurisdiction of the rule एकः पूर्वपरयोः (ekaḥ pūrvaparayoḥ) VI.1.84; (2) finding out the presence of a letter in addition to the letters already present as coalesced, after splitting the combination into its different constituent 1etters. This Practice of finding out an additional letter is resorted to by the commentators only to remove certain difficulties in arriving at some correct forms which otherwise could not be obtained; e. g. see क्ङिति च (kṅiti ca) where क्ङ् (kṅ) is believed to be a combination of ग्, क् (g, k) and ङ् () See प्रश्लिष्ट (praśliṣṭa) and प्रश्लिष्टनिर्देश (praśliṣṭanirdeśa).

context information

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Praśleṣa (प्रश्लेष).—

1) Close contact, pressing hard against.

2) Euphonic coalition of vowels.

Derivable forms: praśleṣaḥ (प्रश्लेषः).

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

Praśleṣa (प्रश्लेष).—m.

(-ṣaḥ) Close, contact, pressing hard.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Praśleṣa (प्रश्लेष).—[masculine] twisting together, close contact, euphonic coalition of vowels.

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

1) Praśleṣa (प्रश्लेष):—[=pra-śleṣa] [from pra-śliṣṭa] m. close contact or pressure, [Amaru-śataka]

2) [v.s. ...] coalescence (of vowels), [Prātiśākhya; Siddhānta-kaumudī]

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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