Sarvanaman, Sarvanāman, Sarva-naman: 6 definitions


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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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

Sarvanāman (सर्वनामन्).—Pronoun; lit. standing for any noun. There is no definition as such given, of the word pronoun, but the words, called pronouns, are enumerated in Panini's grammar one after another in the class or group headed by सर्व (sarva) (सर्व, विश्व, उभ, उभय (sarva, viśva, ubha, ubhaya), words ending in the affixes डतर (ḍatara) and डतम, अन्य (ḍatama, anya) etc.) which appear to be pronouns primarily. Some words such as पूर्व, पर, अवर, दक्षिण, उत्तर, अपर, अधर, स्व, अन्तर (pūrva, para, avara, dakṣiṇa, uttara, apara, adhara, sva, antara) etc are treated as pronouns under certain conditions. In any case, attention has to be paid to the literal sense of the term सर्वनामन् (sarvanāman) which is an ancient term and none of these words when standing as a proper noun, is to be treated as a pronoun; cf. सर्वादीनि सर्वनामानि (sarvādīni sarvanāmāni) P. I.1. 27, cf. also संज्ञोपसर्जनीभूतास्तु न सर्वादयः (saṃjñopasarjanībhūtāstu na sarvādayaḥ); M.Bh. on P. I. 1. 27 Vart. 2; (2) The word सर्वनामन् (sarvanāman) means also a common term, a general term; cf. एकश्रुतिः स्वरसर्वनाम, यथा नपुंसकं लिङ्गसर्वनाम (ekaśrutiḥ svarasarvanāma, yathā napuṃsakaṃ liṅgasarvanāma) M. Bh. on P. VI. 4.174 Vart 4.

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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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[«previous next»] — Sarvanaman in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sarvanāman (सर्वनामन्).—n. a class of pronominal words. °स्थानम् (sthānam) N. for the nom. (all numbers) and acc. sing. and dual of masculine and feminine nouns and nom. and add. pl. of neuter nouns; cf. सुट् (suṭ) also.

Sarvanāman is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and nāman (नामन्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sarvanāman (सर्वनामन्) or Sarvvanāman.—n. (-ma) A pronoun. E. sarva, and nāman name.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sarvanāman (सर्वनामन्).—1. [neuter] pronoun.

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Sarvanāman (सर्वनामन्).—2. [adjective] having all names.

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

1) Sarvanāman (सर्वनामन्):—[=sarva-nāman] [from sarva] n. (in gram.) Name of a class of words beginning with sarva (comprising the real pronouns and a series of pronominal adjectives, such as ubhaya, viśva, ekatara etc.; cf. under sarva), [Āpastamba; Nirukta, by Yāska; Atharvaveda-prātiśākhya] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. having all names, [Nirukta, by Yāska; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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Sarvanaman 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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