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Vyakarana, aka: Vyākaraṇa; 6 Definition(s)


Vyakarana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Hinduism


Vyākaraṇa (व्याकरण).—Pāṇini's grammar.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 19. 22; Vāyu-purāṇa 83. 52; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 1. 38.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

General definition (in Hinduism)

Vyākaraṇa (व्याकरण) is the study of grammar and linguistic analysis in Sanskrit language. Vyākaraṇa literally means “explanation, analysis”, and also refers to one of the six ancient Vedāṅgas, or ‘ancillary science’, connected with the Vedas (the scriptures of Hinduism).

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

In Buddhism


Vyākaraṇa, (nt.) (fr. vyākaroti; see also veyyākaraṇa) 1. answer (pañha°), explanation, exposition A. I, 197; II, 46; III, 119; SnA 63, 99; KhA 75, 76.—2. grammar (as one of the 6 aṅgas) SnA 447; PvA. 97.—3. prediction J. I, 34, 44; DhA. IV, 120. (Page 653)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

vyākaraṇa : (nt.) grammar; explanation; answer; declaration.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

General definition (in Buddhism)

Vyākaraṇa (व्याकरण):—The predictions relating to the nine paths (navamārga) of beings, i.e., (1–3) the paths of the three Vehicles (triyānamārga) and (4–9) the paths of the six destinies (ṣaḍgatimārga) are called vyākaraṇa.

Source: Wisdom Library: The Treatise on the Great Virtue of Wisdom, Volume V

Vyākaraṇa (व्याकरण) is also found in Mahāyāna-sūtras but with a different meaning. Vyākaraṇa , in these Buddhist texts, means a prediction or prophecy by a Buddha to a Bodhisattva who has just embarked on the path, that he will achieve enlightenment and be a Buddha.

Source: WikiPedia: Buddhism

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