Shnu, aka: Śnu; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Śnu can be transliterated into English as Snu or Shnu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Śnu (श्नु).—A vikarana or a conjugational sign to be placed after the roots headed by सु (su) (i.e. roots of the fifth conjugation) as also after the root श्रु (śru) when श्रु (śru) is to be changed into शृ (śṛ), and the roots अक्ष् (akṣ) and तक्ष् (takṣ); e.g. सुनोति, सुनुते (sunoti, sunute); cf. स्वादिभ्यः श्नुः (svādibhyaḥ śnuḥ) P.III. l.73. It is also added optionally with श्ना (śnā) to the roots स्तम्भ्, स्तुम्भ् (stambh, stumbh) etc. See श्ना (śnā).

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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śnu (श्नु).—A technical term used by Pāṇini for नु (nu), the sign of the 5th class of roots.

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Snu (स्नु).—2 P. (snauti, snuta)

1) To drip, trickle, fall in drops, distil, drop, ooze or run out, leak out,

2) To flow, stream.

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Snu (स्नु).—m., n.

1) Table-land.

2) Top, surface (in general). (This word has no forms for the first five inflections and is optionally substituted for sānu after acc. dual).

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Snu (स्नु).—f. A sinew, tendon, muscle.

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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