Pravrittinimitta, aka: Pravṛttinimitta, Pravritti-nimitta; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Pravṛttinimitta can be transliterated into English as Pravrttinimitta or Pravrittinimitta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Pravṛttinimitta (प्रवृत्तिनिमित्त).—Cause of the application of a word which is shown by the word when the affix त्च (tca) or ता () is added to it: cf. तस्य भावस्त्वतलौ । शब्दस्य प्रवृत्तिनिमित्तं भावशब्देनोच्यते (tasya bhāvastvatalau | śabdasya pravṛttinimittaṃ bhāvaśabdenocyate), Kas. on P.V. 1.119. There are given four such causes जाति, गुण, क्रिया (jāti, guṇa, kriyā) and संज्ञा । (saṃjñā |)

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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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pravṛttinimitta (प्रवृत्तिनिमित्त).—n S (pravṛtti Currency or use, nimitta Ground. A term in grammar and logic.) The ground or reason of the currency or use (of a word in any particular signification).

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Pravṛttinimitta (प्रवृत्तिनिमित्त).—a reason for the use of any term in a particular signification.

Derivable forms: pravṛttinimittam (प्रवृत्तिनिमित्तम्).

Pravṛttinimitta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pravṛtti and nimitta (निमित्त).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pravṛttinimitta (प्रवृत्तिनिमित्त).—n.

(-ttaṃ) Relation for the use of any work in a particular sense.

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