Subanta, Subamta: 3 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Subanta (सुबन्त).—Name given to a word formed with the addition of a case-affix and hence capable of being used in a sentence by virtue of its being called a पद (pada) by the rule सुप्तिङन्तं पदम् (suptiṅantaṃ padam) The ancient grammarians gave four kinds of words or padas viz. नाम, आख्यात, उपसर्ग (nāma, ākhyāta, upasarga) and निपात (nipāta) which Panini has brought under two heads सुबन्त (subanta) including नाम, उपसर्ग (nāma, upasarga) and निपात (nipāta) and तिङन्त (tiṅanta) standing for आख्यातः (ākhyātaḥ) cf. सुप्तिङन्तं पदम् (suptiṅantaṃ padam) P. I. 4. 14.

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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 dictionary

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

Subanta (सुबन्त):—[=sub-anta] [from sub > sup] n. technical expression for an inflected noun as ending with a case-termination, [Pāṇini 3-1, 106 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Subaṃta (ಸುಬಂತ):—[noun] (gram.) any of a class of words naming or denoting a person, thing, place, action, quality, etc.; a noun.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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