Purvavidhi, Pūrvavidhi: 5 definitions


Purvavidhi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

[«previous next»] — Purvavidhi in Vyakarana glossary
Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

1) Pūrvavidhi (पूर्वविधि).—An operation or karya or the anterior cf. P. I. 1.57: cf also Mahabhasya on P. I. 1.57 cf also एकादेशः पूर्वविधौ स्थानिवत् (ekādeśaḥ pūrvavidhau sthānivat) M.Bh. on I.2.4 Vart. 2 and II. 4.62 Vart. 4;

2) Pūrvavidhi.—An operation or a rule cited earlier in the order of sutras; cf. पूविधिमुत्तरो विधिर्वाधते (pūvidhimuttaro vidhirvādhate) M. Bh on P 1. 1.44 Vart. 13.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Purvavidhi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pūrvavidhi (पूर्वविधि).—[masculine] a preceding rule.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Pūrvavidhi (पूर्वविधि) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—gṛhya, Āpast. Oppert. 4551. Ii, 3512. See Pūrvaprayoga.

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

1) Pūrvavidhi (पूर्वविधि):—[=pūrva-vidhi] [from pūrva] m. a preceding rule, [Kāśikā-vṛtti on Pāṇini 1-4, 51]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of [work]

[Sanskrit to German]

Purvavidhi in German

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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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