Shabdashastra, aka: Śabdaśāstra, Shabda-shastra; 4 Definition(s)


Shabdashastra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Śabdaśāstra can be transliterated into English as Sabdasastra or Shabdashastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Śabdaśāstra (शब्दशास्त्र).—The sciene of words.The term is generally applied to grammar, although strictly speaking the Mimamsa Sastra is also a science of words.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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śabdaśāstra (शब्दशास्त्र).—n S The science of words, or any treatise upon this science; philology, grammar, etymology, explication of synonymes, verbal criticism &c.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Śabdaśāstra (शब्दशास्त्र).—the science of words; i. e. grammar; अनन्तपारं किल शब्द- शास्त्रम् (anantapāraṃ kila śabda- śāstram) Pt.1; Śi.2.112;14.24.

Derivable forms: śabdaśāstram (शब्दशास्त्रम्).

Śabdaśāstra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śabda and śāstra (शास्त्र). See also (synonyms): śabdavidyā.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śabdaśāstra (शब्दशास्त्र).—n.

(-straṃ) Philology, grammar, &c. E. śabda, śāstra a science, &c.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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