Samasacakra, Samāsacakra: 3 definitions


Samasacakra 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Samasachakra.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Samāsacakra (समासचक्र).—A short anonymous treatise on compounds which is very popular and useful for beginners. The work is attributed to वररुचि (vararuci) and called also as समासपटल (samāsapaṭala). The work is studied and committed to memory by beginners of Sanskrit studies in the Pathasalas of the old type.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samasacakra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Samāsacakra (समासचक्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—on compound nouns. Io. 1933. 2191 (different). B. 3, 28. Lgr. 145. Burnell. 41^b. Oppert. Ii, 291. 2581. Peters. 2, 189.

2) Samāsacakra (समासचक्र):—on compound nouns. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 103.

3) Samāsacakra (समासचक्र):—[grammatical] Ulwar 1190.

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

Samāsacakra (समासचक्र):—[=sam-āsa-cakra] [from sam-āsa > sam-as] n. Name of [work]

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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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