Yan, aka: Yaṅ, Yañ, Yaṇ; 2 Definition(s)


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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Yaṅ (यङ्).—See य (ya) (l2) and (13) above.

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Yañ (यञ्).—(l) short term (प्रत्याहार (pratyāhāra)) formed by the letter य (ya) of हयवरट् (hayavaraṭ) and the mute letter ञ् (ñ) of इभञ् (ibhañ) including serni-vowels and the third and the fourth consonants excepting घ्, ढ् (gh, ḍh) and ध् (dh) of the five consonant groups: cf. अतो दीर्घो यञि (ato dīrgho yañi) P. VII. 3. 10l ; (2) tad. affix added (a) in the sense of गोत्र (gotra) (grand-children and their descendants) to words of the गर्ग (garga) class and some other words under specific conditions, e.g. गार्ग्यः वात्स्यः, काप्यः (gārgyaḥ vātsyaḥ, kāpyaḥ) etc., cf. गर्गादिभ्यो यञ् (gargādibhyo yañ) and the following P.IV. 1. 105-108: (b) in the sense of collection to केदार, गणिका, केश (kedāra, gaṇikā, keśa) and अश्व (aśva), cf. P.IV.2.40 and the Varttika.thereon and IV. 2.48; (c) in the Saisika senses to the word द्वीप (dvīpa), cf. P.IV.3.10: (d) to the word कंसीय (kaṃsīya) e. g. कांस्यम् (kāṃsyam) cf. P.IV.3.168, and (e) to the words अभिजित्, विदभृत् (abhijit, vidabhṛt) and others when they have the tad. affix अण् (aṇ) added to them : e.g. आभजित्यः (ābhajityaḥ) cf. P. V. 3. 118.

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Yaṇ (यण्).—A brief term for letters य्, व्, र् (y, v, r) and ल् (l)i.e. the semi-vowels;cf. इको यणदि (iko yaṇadi) P. VI. I. 77; cf. also I. 1.45 and VI. 4. 81.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yaṅ (यङ्).—A term for the sign of the Frequentative.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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