Vakyakara, Vākyakāra: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Vākyakāra (वाक्यकार).—A term used for a writer who composes a work in pithy, brief assertions in the manner of Sutras, such as the Varttikas. The term is found used in Bhartrhari's Mahabhasyadipika where by contrast with the term Bhasyakara it possibly refers to the varttikakara Katyayana; cf. एषा भाष्यकारस्य कल्पना न वाक्यकारस्य (eṣā bhāṣyakārasya kalpanā na vākyakārasya) Bhartrhari Mahabhasyadipika. cf. also Nagesa's statement वाक्यकारो वार्तिकमारभते (vākyakāro vārtikamārabhate); cf. also चुलुम्पादयो वाक्यकारीया (culumpādayo vākyakārīyā); Madhaviya Dhatuvrtti.

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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

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Vākyakāra (वाक्यकार) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a writer on vedānta, is quoted in the Śrībhāṣya. See Chāndogyavākya in the Additions.

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

1) Vākyakara (वाक्यकर):—[=vākya-kara] [from vākya > vāc] mfn. (ifc.) executing the words or commands (of another), [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) Vākyakāra (वाक्यकार):—[=vākya-kāra] [from vākya > vāc] m. the author of (a Vedānta [work] called) Vākya, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

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Vakyakara 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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