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Yāska is the author of the Nirukta.
possibly c. 550 B.C.
Sarup, Lakshman (ed.) (1967),
The Nighaṇṭu and the Nirukta. The oldest Indian treatise on etymology, philology, and sementics.
Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass.
The Nirukta is one of the oldest Sanskrit linguistic texts. It comments on and etymologises Sanskrit words, many among them from the Nighaṇṭu, a list of Vedic words. The Nirukta has received a few...
Nirukta/Nirvacana is the native tradition of semantic derivation or etymology. It is traditionally regarded as one of the six ancillary Vedic disciplines (vedāṅga). The most im...
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Shen, Yiming (2021). 'Yāska'.
. First published on 09 Aug 2021. Last updated on 09 Aug 2021.