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Roots, Verb-Forms and Primary Derivatives of the Sanskrit Language: A Supplement to his Sanskrit Grammar

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Exhaustive in nature and giving authentic information, this work is a thesaurus in its own kind, respecting the Sanskrit language of every age. It covers the periods in the life of the language, acknowledging and distinguishing it with different notations.

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ISBN 13 9788124604045
Book Language English
Binding Hardcover
Total Pages 250
Edition 1st
Release Year 2008
Publisher D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Author William Dwight Whitney
Category Linguistic Studies   Education   Ever Green Shelf Life  
Weight 500.00 g
Dimension 14.00 x 22.00 x 1.80


The book is intended especially as a supplement to Sanskrit Grammar of W.D. Whitney and includes all the views comprehensively of a given root in the Sanskrit language. The author has respected the language of every period, and the great St. Petersburg Lexicon of Böhtlingk and Roth have been his greatest source for materials on epic and classical literature. In the older language of Vedas and Brahmanas and Upanishads and Sutras, he has done much more independent work. The periods in the life of the language which are acknowledged and distin- guished by appropriate notation are six: the Veda (v.); the Brahmana (b.); the Upanishads (u.); the Sutras (s.); the epics (e.); and the common Sanskrit (c.). They have all been adequately explained in detail. The book will be useful to the scholarly community in need of authentic information on Sanskrit language.