Shlu, aka: Ślu; 1 Definition(s)


Shlu 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 Ślu can be transliterated into English as Slu or Shlu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Ślu (श्लु).—A term used in the sense of elision or lopa in the case of the affix शप् (śap) when it is elided after the roots headed by हु (hu), i. e. roots of the third conjugation as also after any root wherever it is so seen in the Vedic Literature; cf. बहुलं छन्दसि (bahulaṃ chandasi) P. III. 4. 76. This श्लु (ślu) is looked upon as a substitute zero, or nil for the general vikarana शप् (śap) in the case of these roots; cf. जुहोत्यादिभ्यः श्लुः (juhotyādibhyaḥ śluḥ) P. II. 4. 75. The specific feature of this elision of the vikarana शप् (śap) by means of the term श्लु (ślu), is that it causes reduplication of the roots to which it is added; cf. लुकि प्रकृते श्लुविधानं द्विर्वचनार्थम् (luki prakṛte śluvidhānaṃ dvirvacanārtham) Kas, on. P. II. 4. 75 and P. III. 1. 10.

(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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