Samanakshara, aka: Samānākṣara, Samana-akshara; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Samānākṣara can be transliterated into English as Samanaksara or Samanakshara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Samanakshara in Vyakarana glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Samānākṣara (समानाक्षर).—Simple vowels or monophthongs अ, इ (a, i) and उ (u) as contrasted with diphthongs (संध्यक्षर (saṃdhyakṣara)); cf अष्टौ समानाक्षराण्यादितस्ततश्चत्वारि संध्यक्षराण्युत्तराणि (aṣṭau samānākṣarāṇyāditastataścatvāri saṃdhyakṣarāṇyuttarāṇi) R. Pr. I. 11, cf. also अथ नवादितस्स-मानाक्षराणि (atha navāditassa-mānākṣarāṇi) T. Pr. 1. 2. Some writers of Pratisakhyas held ऋ () as संध्यक्षर (saṃdhyakṣara) and not as समानाक्षर (samānākṣara); cf. अन्यत्तु मतम्-ऋकारा-दीनां त्रयाणां त्वरद्वयसंधिरूपत्वाभावेपि रूपद्वयस-द्भावादेषा संज्ञा न युक्तेति नवानामेवाहेति। (anyattu matam-ṛkārā-dīnāṃ trayāṇāṃ tvaradvayasaṃdhirūpatvābhāvepi rūpadvayasa-dbhāvādeṣā saṃjñā na yukteti navānāmevāheti|) gloss on T. Pr. I. 2.

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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Samanakshara in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Samānākṣara (समानाक्षर).—Name of the vowels अ, आ, इ, ई, उ, ऊ, ऋ, ॠ (a, ā, i, ī, u, ū, ṛ, ṝ), and लृ (lṛ) (opp. saṃdhyakṣara).

Derivable forms: samānākṣaram (समानाक्षरम्).

Samānākṣara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms samāna and akṣara (अक्षर).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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