Samavayikaranatva, Samavāyikāraṇatva, Samavayi-karanatva: 2 definitions

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Samavayikaranatva 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.

In Hinduism

Vaisheshika (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Samavayikaranatva in Vaisheshika glossary
Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories (vaisesika)

Samavāyikāraṇatva (समवायिकारणत्व) refers to one of Kaṇāda’s definitions of Dravya (substance) in his Vaiśeṣikasūtra, 1.1.15.—The third definition, Samavāyikāraṇatva (i.e. samavāyikāraṇatvaṃ dravyatvaṃ), is accepted by all. It is found in Muktāvaī, Tarkabhāṣā, etc. Praśastapāda also agrees to it. In the Tarkabhāṣā, the substance is defined as that which is a samavāyikāraṇa (inherent cause) or in which qualities subsist. Śivāditya states about dravya in his Saptapadārthī that a substance is that in which has the generality of substanceness, qualities in inherent relation and what is itself an intimate or inherent cause.

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Vaisheshika (वैशेषिक, vaiśeṣika) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. Vaisheshika deals with subjects such as logic, epistemology, philosophy and expounds concepts similar to Buddhism in nature

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samavayikaranatva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Samavāyikāraṇatva (समवायिकारणत्व):—[=samavāyi-kāraṇa-tva] [from samavāyi-kāraṇa > samavāyi > sam-ave] n.

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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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