V: 2 definitions



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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

1) V (व्).—Fourth letter of the class of consonants headed by य् (y), which are looked upon as semi-vowels; व् (v) is a dental, soft, non-aspirate consonant pronounced as ब् (b) in some provinces and written also sometimes like ब् (b), especially when it stands at the beginning of a word;

2) V.—Substitute for उ (u) which is followed by a vowel excepting उ; e. g, मधु (madhu)+अरिः (ariḥ) = मध्वरिः (madhvariḥ); cf. इको यणचि (iko yaṇaci) P. VI. I. 77;

3) V.—The consonant व् (v), which is sometimes uttered with very little effort when it is at the end of a word and followed by a vowel or a semivowel, or a fifth, fourth or third consonant or the consonant ह् (h). In such cases it is called लघूच्चारण (laghūccāraṇa); cf. यस्योच्चारणे जिह्वाग्रोपाग्रमध्यमूलानां शैथिल्यं जायते स लघूच्चारणः (yasyoccāraṇe jihvāgropāgramadhyamūlānāṃ śaithilyaṃ jāyate sa laghūccāraṇaḥ) S. K. on P.VIII.3. 18;

4) V.—Solitary remnant of the affixes क्विप्,क्विन्, ण्वि (kvip, kvin, ṇvi) and the like, when the other letters which are mute are dropped and the affix क्वप् (kvap) or the like becomes a zero affix. This व् (v) also is finally dropped; cf. वेरपृक्तस्य (verapṛktasya) P. VI.1.67.

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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

Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

V in Hindi refers in English to:——the last of the traditional semi-vowel set [ya, ra, la, va.] Modern phoneticians, however, regard only [ya] and [va] as semi-vowels and not [ra] and [la] which, according to them, are pure consonants; a conjunctive particle meaning 'and' (as [bharata va pakistana])..—v (व) is alternatively transliterated as Va.

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