Upakadi, Upakādi: 1 definition


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Upakādi (उपकादि).—A class of words headed by the word उपक (upaka) after which the taddhita affix, added in the sense of गोत्र (gotra) (grand-children etc.) is optionally elided, provided the word is to be used in the plural number; cf. उपकलमकाः भ्रष्टककपिष्ठलाः (upakalamakāḥ bhraṣṭakakapiṣṭhalāḥ) also उपकाः, औपकायनाः (upakāḥ, aupakāyanāḥ); लमकाः, लाम-कायना (lamakāḥ, lāma-kāyanā) ; भ्रष्टकाः भ्राष्टकयः । (bhraṣṭakāḥ bhrāṣṭakayaḥ |) Kāś. on P. II.4.69.

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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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