Prayojaka, aka: Prayōjaka; 5 Definition(s)


Prayojaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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)

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Prayojaka (प्रयोजक).—Causing another to do; causal agent; cf. कुर्वाणं प्रयुङ्क्ते इति प्रयोजकः (kurvāṇaṃ prayuṅkte iti prayojakaḥ) Ks. on P. I. 4.55.

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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prayōjaka (प्रयोजक).—a S That originally instigates an act; author, principal, first cause or motor. 2 That occasions, incites, prompts, urges, moves.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prayōjaka (प्रयोजक).—a Author. Occasions.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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Prayojaka (प्रयोजक).—a. Occasioning, causing, effecting, leading to, inciting, stimulating, deputing, appointing &c.; यस्मिन् कृते यन्निष्पद्यते प्रयोजनवत् तत् तस्य प्रयोजकमिति गम्यते (yasmin kṛte yanniṣpadyate prayojanavat tat tasya prayojakamiti gamyate) | ŚB. on MS.4.1.22; यद्धि येन कर्तव्यं भवति तत्तस्य प्रयोजकम् (yaddhi yena kartavyaṃ bhavati tattasya prayojakam) ŚB. on MS.9.1.2; तत्प्रयोजको हेतुश्च (tatprayojako hetuśca) Pāṇini S.

-kaḥ 1 An employer, one who uses or employs.

2) An author.

3) A founder, an institutor.

4) A money-lender.

5) A law-giver, legislator.

6) An instigator.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prayojaka (प्रयोजक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) 1. Who or what causes or induces any act. 2. Who or what deputes or appoints. m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A founder or institutor of any ceremony. 2. A law-giver, a legislator. 3. An author. 4. A money-lender. E. pra before, yuj to join, ṇvul aff.

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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