Vakyartha, Vākyārtha, Vakya-artha: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Vākyārtha (वाक्यार्थ).—The meaning of a sentence, which comes as a whole composite idea when all the constituent words of it are heard; cf. पदानां सामान्ये वर्तमानानां यद्विशेषे (padānāṃ sāmānye vartamānānāṃ yadviśeṣe)Sवस्थानं स वाक्यार्थः (vasthānaṃ sa vākyārthaḥ), M.Bh. on P.I.2.45 Vart. 4. According to later grammarians the import or meaning of a sentence (वाक्यार्थ (vākyārtha)) flashes out suddenly in the mind of the hearer immediately after the sentence is completely uttered. The import is named प्रतिभा (pratibhā) by Bhartrhari, cf. Vakyapadiya II.45; cf. also वाक्यार्थश्च प्रतिभामात्रविषयः (vākyārthaśca pratibhāmātraviṣayaḥ) Laghumanjusa. For details and the six kinds of vakyartha, see Vakyapadiya II.154.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vākyārtha (वाक्यार्थ).—m S The meaning of a sentence, proposition, or speech.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vākyārtha (वाक्यार्थ).—m The meaning of a sentence, proposition.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vākyārtha (वाक्यार्थ).—

1) the meaning of a sentence.

2) (in Mīmāṃsā) the sense of a sentence derived on the strength of वाक्यप्रमाण (vākyapramāṇa) as distinguished from श्रुति, लिङ्ग (śruti, liṅga) and other प्रमाण (pramāṇa)s. This is weaker than and hence sublated by the श्रुत्यर्थ (śrutyartha) or श्रुति (śruti); यत्र श्रुत्यर्थो न संभवति तत्र वाक्यार्थो गृह्यते (yatra śrutyartho na saṃbhavati tatra vākyārtho gṛhyate) ŚB. on MS. 6.2.14. वाक्यार्थः श्रुत्या बाध्यते (vākyārthaḥ śrutyā bādhyate) ŚB. on MS.6.2.14. According to Mīmāṃsā view the अर्थ (artha)s of पद (pada)s are सामान्य (sāmānya) and when these form a sentence to yield the वाक्यार्थ (vākyārtha), they get restricted or modified. Hence वाक्यार्थ (vākyārtha) means the पदार्थ (padārtha)s modified or restricted; सामान्येनाभिप्रवृत्तानां पदार्थानां यद्विशेषेऽवस्थानं स वाक्यार्थः (sāmānyenābhipravṛttānāṃ padārthānāṃ yadviśeṣe'vasthānaṃ sa vākyārthaḥ) ŚB. on MS.3.1.12. °उपमा (upamā) a variety of Upamā according to Daṇḍin; वाक्यार्थेनैव वाक्यार्थः कोऽपि यद्युपमीयते । एकानेकेवशब्दत्वात् सा वाक्यार्थोपमा द्विधा (vākyārthenaiva vākyārthaḥ ko'pi yadyupamīyate | ekānekevaśabdatvāt sā vākyārthopamā dvidhā) || Kāv.2.43.

Derivable forms: vākyārthaḥ (वाक्यार्थः).

Vākyārtha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vākya and artha (अर्थ).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vākyārtha (वाक्यार्थ).—[masculine] the meaning or contents of a sentence.

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

Vākyārtha (वाक्यार्थ):—[from vākya > vāc] m. the meaning or contents of a sent°, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Prātiśākhya [Scholiast or Commentator]; Tarkasaṃgraha; Kāvyādarśa]

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Vakyartha 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vākyārtha (ವಾಕ್ಯಾರ್ಥ):—

1) [noun] the meaning or intention of a sentence (independent of the meaning of the individual words used therein).

2) [noun] a canonical debate on philosophical doctrines, tenets, etc.

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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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