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Ancient Indian linguistics
A group of linguistic traditions
Kahrs, Eivind (1998),
Indian semantic analysis. The nirvacana tradition.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
The Nighaṇṭu, in five chapters (adhyāya), is a list of Vedic words giving synonyms, rare words, deity names, etc. The Nighaṇṭu forms the basis for Yāska's Nirukta.
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...
Yāska is the author of the Nirukta.
Semantics is the study of the meaning of linguistic expressions, and more specifically the study of the literal meaning of linguistic expressions (in contrast with pragmatics, the study of the u...
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Shen, Yiming (2021). 'Nirukta/nirvacana'.
. First published on 23 Jun 2021. Last updated on 07 Jul 2021.