Shanac, Śānac: 3 definitions


Shanac 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.

The Sanskrit term Śānac can be transliterated into English as Sanac or Shanac, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shanach.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

1) Śānac (शानच्).—Krt affix (आन (āna)) substituted for the Atmanepada लट् (laṭ) affixes, to which म् (m) is prefixed if the base before the affix ends in अ; e. g. एधमान, विद्यमान (edhamāna, vidyamāna), etc; cf P. III. 2. 124, 125, 126;

2) Śānac.—Vikarana affix (आन (āna)) substituted for श्ना (śnā) before the personal ending हि (hi) of the imperative second person singular, if the preceding root ends in a consonant; e. g. पुषाण, मुषाण (puṣāṇa, muṣāṇa), cf. P. III. 1. 83.

context information

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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śānac (शानच्).—(In gram.) A technical term used by Paṇini for the Kṛt affix आन (āna) or मान (māna) used in forming present participles of the Ātm.

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

Śānac (शानच्):—(in gram.), a technical term for the Kṛt affixes āna, or amāna (used in forming present participles Ātmane-pada when the radical syllable is accentuated, or for āna substituted for hi, the affix of the 2. sg. [imperative])

context information

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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