Yuvapratyaya: 2 definitions



Yuvapratyaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Yuvapratyaya (युवप्रत्यय).—tad. affix फक् (phak) (आयन (āyana)), फिञ् (phiñ) (आयनि (āyani)) or any other in the sense of युवन् (yuvan) which is to be applied to a base ending with an affix in the sense of offspring (अपत्यप्रत्ययान्त (apatyapratyayānta)) or with an affix in the sense of a grandson (गोत्रप्रत्ययान्त (gotrapratyayānta)). The affix is not applied when a female offspring is meant.

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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 dictionary

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

Yuvapratyaya (युवप्रत्यय):—[=yuva-pratyaya] [from yuva > yuvan] m. a suffix forming the so-called Yuvan patronymics, [Pāṇini 2-4, 59 etc.] [Scholiast or Commentator]

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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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