Vajapyayana, Vājapyāyana: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

[«previous next»] — Vajapyayana in Vyakarana glossary
Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Vājapyāyana (वाजप्यायन).—An ancient grammarian who holds the view that words denote always the jati i.e they always convey the generic sense and that the individual object or the case is understood in connection with the statement or the word,as a natural course, when the purpose is not served by taking the generic sense; cf. आकृत्यभिधानाद्वा एकं शब्दं विभक्तौ वाजप्यायन आचार्यो न्याय्यं मन्यते (ākṛtyabhidhānādvā ekaṃ śabdaṃ vibhaktau vājapyāyana ācāryo nyāyyaṃ manyate) M. Bh. on P. I.2.64 Vart. 35.

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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

[«previous next»] — Vajapyayana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Vājapyāyana (वाजप्यायन) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—an ancient teacher. Quoted in Vārttika 35 to P. 1, 2, 64, in Sarvadarśanasaṃgraha Oxf. 247^b.

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

Vājapyāyana (वाजप्यायन):—[from vāja] m. [patronymic] of a teacher, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

[Sanskrit to German]

Vajapyayana in German

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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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