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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.
Approximate Date of Creation
A type of text
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...
A linguistic tradition
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Shen, Yiming (2021). 'Nighaṇṭu'.
. First published on 09 Aug 2021. Last updated on 09 Aug 2021.